October Family Fitness Events

Boo—it's October! Celebrate with tricks, treats, and your own two feet (that's for Walk to School Day and Month).

Halloween

October is Halloween - kids in scary costumes
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"Healthy Halloween" sounds like an oxymoron, but you can try a few simple tricks to keep kids healthier and safer this October 31.

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Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day

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Hit the trails with a child today. You'll find events, demos, and guided rides galore, all of which can help you roll into a new adventure (even while staying close to home).

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International Walk to School Day

Walking to school is an ideal fitness routine.
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On the first Wednesday in October, walk or bike to school with your child and encourage neighbors and schoolmates to do the same. This event promotes both good health and safer streets.

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National 4-H Week

Did you know that one of the four H's stands for "Health"? (The others are Heart, Head, and Hands.) Kids involved in 4-H are working on tough problems like childhood obesity, food safety, and climate change. Celebrate their achievements this week.

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National School Lunch Week

School lunches don't get much respect, but there are many food service directors working to bring tastier, healthier meals to school cafeterias. Schools participating in National School Lunch Week schools may offer activities and a themed menu, and/or host a Take Your Parents to Lunch Day.

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Eat Better, Eat Together Month

Encourage your kids to help with menu planning, shopping, and cooking this month. Or spread the word about the importance of eating together through your school's parent-teacher association or another community group.

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International Walk to School Month

In 2006, International Walk to School Day expanded to the full month of October so that more communities and schools could participate. If you want to join in, all you need to do is walk or bike to school!

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National Physical Therapy Month

You already know that physical therapists can help you recover from an injury. But these pros are also devoted to helping healthy people maintain and improve their mobility, and to encouraging everyone to lead an active life.

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National Farm to School Month

Is your child's school connected with local farms and farmers? During National Farm to School Month, help strengthen connections between kids and local, seasonal food.

See fitness events and observances for November and all 12 months of the year.

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