[October 10, 2014]
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During the month of September the students of Northwest School in
Lincoln participated in a walk to school program sponsored by the
Logan County Department of Public Health, the Healthy Communities
Partnership in Logan County, and the school.
Each Wednesday in September students met together and walked to
school rather than riding. Students had three safe meeting spots
where a teacher awaited to accompany them on their safe and healthy
walk to school. Those meeting places were Fifth and College Streets,
Eighth and College Street, and 1000 North College near the CVS drug
store. Approximately 50 students participated in the weekly program.
The program, designed to raise awareness for healthy activities was
a pilot program for Northwest, made possible through a grant from
the LCDPH. The health department received the grant through the
Illinois Department of Public Health “We Choose Health” program.
On Wednesday of this week, the students once again made the trek to
school in observance of International Walk to School Day. Emily
Hauter, Health Educator for the LCDPH was on hand to take group
pictures of the kids at their meeting spots.
The LCDPH and Healthy Communities Partnership strive to promote
healthy lifestyles in our community with the goal of making Lincoln
and Logan County one of the healthiest communities in the country.
Information about the Logan County Department of Public Health can
be found at this website
Information about the Healthy Communities Partnership can be found
at this website
Pictures by Emily Hauter, Logan County
Department of Public Health