From Washoe County School District:
Students at nearly 30 schools in Washoe County will celebrate the benefits of exercise and an active lifestyle during the Fifth Nevada Moves Day on Wednesday, March 19. As part of this annual event, students and staff members will walk to school together, participate in flash mobs, learn to Zumba dance, and spend part of their day outdoors during field days.
"This is a fun way to illustrate the many health benefits of an active, outdoor lifestyle," said Washoe County School Police Officer MJ Cloud, coordinator of Safe Routes to School. "We encourage our students to walk or bicycle to school, not only because it's great exercise, but because it reduces traffic congestion and air pollution, making the entire area a healthier one for all of us who live here. Our primary lesson to our students is that it's easy to engage in exercise throughout the day."
Twenty-eight schools in the Washoe County School District (WCSD) have organized imaginative events for this year's Nevada Moves Day, and many of those events take place throughout the entire week. Staff members and students collaborated to come up with ideas about how to have fun while exercising, resulting in a wide variety of activities they will share together.
"We hope these lessons about healthy living will follow our students for the rest of their lives," said Officer Cloud. "We look forward to Nevada Moves Day every year, and we're proud to play a part in helping our students learn healthy habits."
From the Washoe County School District