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Getting more people, more physically active
VicHealth is calling on Victorian families to limber up and walk (or scoot, ride or roll!) to and from school every day in October.
Melbourne City FC has joined forces with VicHealth to encourage school children across Victoria to take part in the 2014 Walk to School campaign.
VicHealth and the Parenting Research Centre have today announced a three-year study into parental fear as a barrier to children’s’ physical activity, to pinpoint causes and find solutions.
Australian parents of 10 to 12-year-olds are more hesitant to allow their kids to walk home from school alone than their British counterparts, according to new research released today by Deakin University and VicHealth
This year, 60,000 kids walked, skated, scooted, skipped, cycled and even rode horses to school for fun and fitness on October 19.
A survey of 503 Victorian parents of primary school children reveals parents who worry about traffic and stranger danger prefer to drive their children to school rather than letting them walk, ride or scoot.
Victorian families are invited to join thousands of kids, parents and teachers, who will make walking a crucial part of their journey to school every day during November.
Nine Victorian schools will receive $1000 of sports gear and the title of the state's best walkers, for securing the top spot in VicHealth's Walk to School competition.
Motorists have been urged to take extra care on the roads, as more than 70,000 primary school children from 370 schools across Victoria will be out and about.
A two-year study has revealed the final years of primary school are critical for developing children’s confidence and independence to travel without their parents in their communities.
This year, 70,000 primary school children from 363 schools across the state participated in VicHealth’s Walktober Walk-to-School activity held on 20 October.