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Walk to School Day to promote safety, nutrition education

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 — Lassen County Public Health is planning a day to educate Meadow View School youth and parents about the benefits of walking and biking to school.

On Thursday, Oct. 9, the pubic health department is working with several organizations to host the Walk to School Day which will teach youth about their surroundings when walking or biking to school in addition to being and eating healthy, according to Emily Griffin, from Lassen Public Health’s SNAP education.

“We really want kids to really be aware of their surroundings,” said Griffin, adding this will help create safer routes to school and eliminate heavy traffic by the institution.

Starting at about 7:15 a.m. there will be four different locations for students to meet before walking to school.

For the full story and other local stories, read the Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 edition of the Lassen County Times.

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