- Author: Tacu Vang
UC CalFresh teamed up with Cultiva La Salud to promote safe routes to school during their Walk to School event at Winchell and Greenberg Elementary, on October 25th and 26th. The event was hosted by Cultiva La Salud and UC CalFresh was there to support by providing a Rethink Your Drink station for participants.
The Walk to School event had a great turn out. There were parent volunteers who also helped out with the walk. Students were excited and have already been talking about the days that the event happened at their school. Winchell Elementary was the first of two Walk to School events. It was a cold morning at Winchell Elementary, but we were able to fight the weather off and enjoyed our walk.
Nutrition Program Supervisor, Nath Say, with a parent volunteer and Winchell students getting ready for the walk at one meeting location.
Winchell Students crossing the street with the help from Cultiva La Salud team and parent volunteer.
The UC CalFresh team (Carissa, Tacu, and Coraima) with morning smiles and the amazing infused water station.
The next day, we headed to Greenberg Elementary for their Walk to School event. Just like the day before, it was a cold day, but we all had fun with the students and parents. There were 4 different meeting locations for students to meet up so to participate in the walk. The students were ecstatic and enjoyed the morning walk.
Greenberg Students ready for the Walk to School event.
Greenberg Students with their Walk to School signs getting closer to the school.
UC CalFresh Team (Austin, Tacu, Evelyn, and Maira) supporting the Walk to School Event at Greenberg Elementary.
The Walk to School event was a great success. It was the first time that we have done an event like this at any of these schools. Cultiva La Salud did a great job at coordinating these two events and we hope that we can collaborate for more of these events with Cultiva La Salud in the future. One thing is for sure, there is more that we can still do to help all these students walk safely to school, and this is a start to many more safe routes to school.