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Shelledy Elementary students and parents walk to improve health on Walk to School Day 2014.
Mesa County residents should be aware
that about 5,400 students will take to the sidewalks on the morning of Wednesday,
Oct. 14 in celebration of Walk to School Month.
Walking to school promotes an active
lifestyle and safe routes to school. Children should take advantage of our
safe, walkable community and make healthy habits.
Children who walk or bike to school
will see improvements in more than just their health.
Walking,
rolling and bicycling to school helps students:
  • Reach the
    recommended goal of 60 minutes of physical activity every day.
  • Arrive at school
    energized and ready to learn.
  • Leave the car
    behind and improve air quality.
  • Take an active
    role in their well-being.

Bookcliff Middle, Fruita Middle,
Lincoln Orchard Mesa Elementary, Rocky Mountain Elementary, Shelledy
Elementary, Taylor Elementary, Mesa View Elementary, Tope Elementary and West
Middle school students will participate in this year’s walk for a total of nine
schools, up from five schools last year. 
Encourage your children to walk this
Wednesday!