October 8th is the national Walk to School Day. The goal is to promote family fitness by encouraging safe walking and/or riding a bicycle to school year round.
Here is a CDC fact: Only 15% of students walk to school. 40 years ago 42% walked to school.
We have to improve our family health through more exercise and healthy eating. This is a good way to start incorporating more activity in your child's habits. Another good benefit is some gas savings and of course it is environment friendly!
You can register your school's event or sign up to a resource person for your state. Register for 2008, http://www.walktoschool-usa.org/