State Schools Part Of Initiative To Combat Childhood Obesity

March 14, 2010
by Lori Riley
Hartford Courant

It's 50 meters from the office to the music room and back at Ridge Road Elementary School in North Haven.

The perimeter of the gym is 60 meters. It's 130 meters around the blacktop area outside the school.

Physical education teacher Marc Stonaha got out his measuring wheel last fall when he first heard about the Walk It Bike It to School Connecticut program. The program was designed to encourage children to walk or bike to school and to help towns and schools develop safe routes. But most of the kids who go to Ridge Road ride the bus and Stonaha thought he could get them to do the program in school.

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