Coordinated School Health in the South Dakota Departments of Education and Health promotes the South Dakota Schools Walk-n-Roll program as a means of fighting childhood obesity by motivating young people to increase their level of physical activity. While South Dakota Schools Walk-n-Roll is designed for students in grades K-6, students of all ages and all programs may participate. After school programs and other youth organizations are also encouraged to participate.
By taking part in the South Dakota Schools Walk and Roll program, schools and others can work to create healthier and more physically active communities. South Dakota Schools Walk-n-Roll program makes it easy for teachers and program coordinators to enhance learning readiness and self esteem - two key elements in children's academic achievement and promoting fitness. Teachers, after school program coordinators and youth organization leaders can register for the South Dakota Schools Walk-n-Roll program and the accompanying “Mileage Club Incentive Packet” by clicking here