Clay Elementary has been selected as an Ambassador site for the 5210 and Healthiest State Initiative! Taylor Bowie, Clay Elementary’s P.E. teacher, organized today’s Annual Healthiest State Initiative Walk. It looked a little different than it has in the past, but the weather was perfect and everyone had a great time!

The Annual Walk is an opportunity for households, schools, workplaces, communities or organizations to join thousands of other Iowans statewide in walking for 15-30 minutes. Clay is walking because it is good for our physical, mental and emotional health.

Mr. Bowie set up two different tracks for the students to walk. Each class signed up for a time on Wednesday, Oct. 7, to participate. But it wasn’t just walking!  Sidewalk chalk was provided for everyone to write positive messages, there was fun music and the students danced, ran and skipped.

To read more about the Healthiest State Initiative and how you can help Iowa be named the “Healthiest State,’ follow this link: