Campaign encourages walking, not riding in strollers, for children

04/16/2012 | Salt Lake Tribune (Utah), The

University of Utah researchers have started a social media campaign called Track-It SLC to persuade caregivers to walk with their children at parks, the zoo and other public places, rather than keep them in strollers. Graduate student Lindsay Janicki says a 3-year-old can walk a half mile, and a 7-year-old can walk up to 2 miles, and while strollers are convenient, they reduce physical activity in children.

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