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Lets Get Physical and Walk to School

Walking to school
Today marks National Walk Safely to School Day and local kids all over Australia, including in the Riverland, are being urged to get involved as part of a wider effort to boost physical activity and street safety awareness.

This comes as the 2016 'Active Healthy Kids Australia' Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Young People has given Australian children a failing grade against 37 other countries, delivering a D- for their exercise efforts.

The Australian children performed worse in overall physical activity levels than children in countries like Colombia, Slovenia, New Zealand and Zimbabwe.

Experts are recommending at least 60 minutes each day and Co-Chair of Active Healthy Kids Australia, Dr. Natasha Schranz, says it is crucial for local parents and the wider community to counter the problem as a matter of urgency.

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