Victoria's Walk to School campaign

Last Modified: Wed Sep 28 2016 08:00:19 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 1 in 4
    Aussie kids are overweight or obese, and walking to school is among the easiest ways to tackle the growing problem, VicHealth experts say.
  • 60 minutes
    of moderate to vigorous activity every day is necessary for children five to 12 years to be healthy. Walking, riding or scooting to school is a great way to help achieve this.
  • 4 in 5
    children aged five to 14 do not get the recommended 60 minutes of exercise each day.
  • 1 in 3
    children are likely to be obese by 2025, health data indicates.
  • Oct
    Month long Walk to School campaign organized by VicHealth.
  • 620
    schools in Victoria participated in 2015.
  • 108,997
    participating students.
  • 1,200,000
    kilometres walked.
  • 800
    schools registered for Walk to School 2016 as on 13 Sep!