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Safe Routes to School adding schools

Safe Routes to School is adding four more Lawton elementary schools to the list.  The program provides a safe environment for students to walk together to school.  Safety is one of the main concerns--but the goal is to get kids walking and increasing their physical activity.

"With that kids do better in school, behavioral problems go down, and it decreases obesity," says Health Educator Janette Newman.

Representatives from Lawton Public Schools, other communities, health educators, and national trainers all came together to learn how "Safe Routes to School" can become a part of Oklahoma communities.

And Newman says you can help their effort by paying attention to signs, pedestrians, and your speed.

Visit www.saferoutesinfo.org for more.

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