Family health insurance is one way of helping you to look after the health and wellbeing of your children, but exercise and healthy eating also plays a big part in ensuring this too.
VicHealth's Walk to School campaign saw primary school children across Victoria travel a combined distance of 241,115 kilometres – this length equal to walking the circumference of the earth six times.
The Walk to School initiative encouraged Victoria's primary school students to travel to and from school for the month of October, with a total of 11,425 students taking part.
VicHealth chief executive officer Jerril Rechter commented that the distance travelled was a "remarkable collective effort".
"This year’s Walk to School campaign represented a huge boost in physical activity among primary school kids – the equivalent of around seven million calories burned. Students who took part also reaped the added mental health and social benefits of walking as well," Ms Rechter said.
It was estimated that during the campaign, Victorian families saved a combined total of 19,000 litres of petrol, with only one in five Victorian kids walking to school regularly – 50 per cent below levels in 1970.
"We hope that kids and families will keep up the good work and make walking a healthy habit all year around," said Ms Rechter.