Thursday, June 3, 2010

Safe Routes to School

CONCORD, N.H. - The Central New Hampshire Regional Planning Commission will host the State's first-ever Safe Routes to School conference.

The conference is June 11, 8 a.m.-4 the Concord Holiday Inn, 172 North Main Street, Concord.  Registration is free to everyone and is open until June 9 by clicking here, or emailing or calling 603-226-6020.  There will be free refreshments for all registrants, but lunch is on your own.

NH's First Lady Dr. Susan Lynch is the keynote speaker and she will speak about her work to combat childhood obesity and how communities can work together to get children and families more active.  In addition to speaking across the state about ways to prevent childhood obesity, Dr. Lynch serves as the spokesperson for the physical activity program "Walk NH," which is designed to challenge NH families to have fun getting in shape.

The conference aims to bring statewide transportation, school, health and community leaders together to share their knowledge and experiences in Safe Routes to School with anyone interested in improving mobility and health in their community.

The goal is to bring public awareness to and help attendees learn how to improve health in children, help their communities become more pedestrian and bicycle friendly and begin to improve air quality in their communities. Experts will also teach attendees how to start, manage and complete infrastructure projects through the Safe Routes to School program.

This conference is made possible by a Safe Routes to School grant from the NH Department of Transportation.

For more information, please visit PATH NH

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