Tsue ~ That's What She Said: Fight Childhood Obesity & Support Your School ~ Danimals ~ Rally For Recess Campaign

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Fight Childhood Obesity & Support Your School ~ Danimals ~ Rally For Recess Campaign

With our family schedule filled by my children's sports and other after school activities, we are constantly a family on the go.  Keeping my athletes fueled up and finding healthy snacks to go is a priority.  One of our staple go-to options for a quick, healthy snack is yogurt; my refrigerator is regularly stocked with cups and tubes in a variety of flavors.  Portable, healthy and most importantly, desirable to my children's taste buds!

Danimals has been a long time favorite for breakfast, school lunches, after school snacks and on the go pick-me-ups.  As a Mom, I appreciate that Danimals contain no high fructose corn syrup or artificial colors or flavors, but does provide Calcium and Vitamin D!

Hands down, my families favorite Danimals flavor is Strawberry Banana, which is available in all the great tasting Danimals products:  Crush Cups, Smoothies and Coolision Tubes.  However, my son recently tried the Strawberry/Very Berry variety in Coolision tubes and reports it is a serious contender for top flavor position!

Beyond convenience and great taste, as Mom, I now have a new reason to feel good about Danimals: the Danimals Rally For Recess Campaign!  In response to the growing epidemic of childhood obesity in the United States, Danimals is currently offering an opportunity for communities to join in the fight, as well as support their local school.   Simply enter codes from specially marked Danimals packages and your local school will be in the running to win one of five $20,000 school playground makeovers and an Ultimate Recess Day!

Participating is easy.  Simply watch for Danimals packages with the Rally For Recess logo at your grocery store.  You'll find a Rally For Recess code on the inside of the Danimals cardboard package or wrap that you can enter at the Rally For Recess site, providing credit for your school.

At the Rally For Recess site, you can also keep tabs on your school's progress and rank, as well as print or create posters to inspire others in your community.  Kids will have a blast exploring the Danimals Playground Builder you'll find at the Rally For Recess site.

It is no secret that school districts across the nation are struggling under restrictive budget cuts, in many cases, necessitating funding of only the barest of essentials.  The national childhood obesity crisis is increasing at an  alarming rate.  According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity has tripled in the last thirty years.  The Journal of the American Medical Association and the US Department of Health and Human Services have reported that in 2008, more than one third of the children and adolescents in the US were obese.

The Danimal Rally For Recess program offers an excellent chance to make a difference in your community that will be appreciated by students now and in the future.  Take a stand in your community for children's health, facilitate a focus on active, healthy lifestyles and encourage a community effort to win a playground makeover for your school!

Start a Rally for your school and find the official rules at the Rally For Recess website.
Rally ends on February 8, 2012. 

Health Tips For Children:
Source: The Surgeon General's Vision for a Healthy and Fit Nation
  • Healthy lifestyle habits, including healthy eating and physical activity, can lower the risk of becoming obese and developing related diseases.
  • The dietary and physical activity behaviors of children and adolescents are influenced by many sectors of society, including families, communities, schools, child care settings, medical care providers, faith-based institutions, government agencies, the media, and the food and beverage industries and entertainment industries.
  • Schools play a particularly critical role by establishing a safe and supportive environment with policies and practices that support healthy behaviors. Schools also provide opportunities for students to learn about and practice healthy eating and physical activity behaviors.

I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Danimals and received a gift card to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate. 
The opinions above are both honest and my own.  Images and information sourced from various Danimals sites.  Statistics sources cited within feature.


Emmi said...

Those danimal twists look really cool although I think my kids would just make a big mess with them. That's something they can look forward to getting when they start ReaL school...LOL

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