TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A group of little ones is taking their first steps toward fitness.
The students at Sheldon Head Start logged an entire mile Monday for the "Junior Gait Keepers" program.
It's a project of the Wellness Information Project. Gait Keepers is a community effort to get people up and walking. Organizers set a goal for the Topeka community to put in a collective one million steps. A "Golden Gait Keepers" program will target senior citizens.
Wellness Information Network Founder Chris Omni says it doesn't matter if a person contributes 200 or 2,000 steps, all that matters is that they get moving to improve their health.
The kids at Sheldon all received a "Walking with Walgreens" kit that included a pedometer so they could count their steps. Trade Home shoes donated a new pair of shoes for each of the kids as well.
Other partners include Heartland Healthy Neighborhoods, Topeka Community Foundation, Burger Stand and Florence Crittenton Services.