IU2U Chiquita Challenge and Childhood Obesity

IU2U.org is a site dedicated to fighting childhood obesity by helping families keep fit, stay active and have FUN achieving healthier goals together. Their goal is to get the word out on the Fit Kids Act to get healthier food options in schools nationwide and just give families another option for collecting healthy lifestyle tips. More info on that here iu2u.org/join_the_act.php

Does that picture look like your child? If a child doesn’t get enough sleep and exercise they will be droopy and not have enough energy throughout their day. To fight childhood obesity you need to take an active part in how your child spends their time. Sitting in front of the TV, video game console or computer for extended periods of time is not good.

And, with the amount of fatty foods and quick and convenient foods available today your child may not be getting that proper balance. I know I am one who loves convenience foods. It seems that there are so many more things to do these days with our time than fix healthy foods because cooking and eating healthy takes time to prepare. But, the results can be so damaging to our bodies that we need to start thinking twice about what we are eating and also what we are not doing as far as physical activities.

What you can do online now

Join the Fit Kids Act. I support this Act that is raising awareness of childhood obesity and I would like you to take a minute to check it out. Just sign their petition so they can get 100,000 so Washington will take notice.

The FIT Kids Act, proposed in 2007, would mandate schools adhere to the National Association for Sport and Physical Education’s recommendation that:

  • Elementary school students receive 150 minutes dedicated to physical education each week
  • Middle school and high school students receive 225 minutes of physical education each week
  • Schools enact programs to educate parents, teachers and administrators of the dangers of childhood obesity
Enter to Win

IU2U Chiquita Challenge and Childhood ObesityIU2U is also hosting a giveaway for a $100 gift card and VIP fresh fruit coupons from Chitquita on their Facebook page here: apps.facebook.com/causes/271974.

To enter all you have to do is become a member of Facebook and then add them as your Friend to be automatically entered to win. Really simple and all supporting a worthwhile cause.

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