Game Day Challenge #OdwallaCFK

Hi friends! How was your Easter? We had a wonderful day celebrating with family. We started off our day by going to church followed by two different egg hunts and ended it with a family bike ride. It was the perfect day and our best Easter yet!

Today I’d like to tell you that I’m continuing to work with Champions for Kids for the month of April and I couldn’t be more excited about this months’ theme. April’s SIMPLE service project is Odwalla Game Day Challenge. Exercise is so important to our family. My husband and I both come from families with a history of heart disease and diabetes. As much as we love creating desserts around here, it’s important to teach our children the importance of exercise and balance. We emphasize living an active lifestyle and exercise regularly as a family. We are fortunate enough to have the resources to have our children involved in organized sports and other activities that help keep them active. But with a high poverty rate in our county, I know this isn’t the case for many children in my area.

 Did You Know?

•    1 out of 3 children and teens in the US are overweight, which puts them at risk of developing serious health problems, including diabetes, heart disease and asthma.

•    Only 3.8 percent of elementary schools, 7.9 percent of middle schools and 2.1 percent of high schools provide daily physical exercise for their students.

•    Children who play sports have better eating habits and nutrient intake than those who do not, and this combination of physical exercise and balanced diet contributes to improved health and academic achievement. Odwalla believes in Nourishing The Body Whole® so that children can have healthy nutrition and lead strong lives!

Last week the kids and I went to Walmart to look for outdoor equipment to donate to our local Boys & Girls club. My little helper had fun picking things out. I planned on buying a football and soccer ball but she really wanted to get this bowling set. You can see more pictures from our trip on Google +.

 We picked up a few healthy drinks and snacks as well. I haven’t tried the Odwalla drinks but we’re going back to get a few for our family baseball game this week.
My daughter insisted on pushing the cart by herself. This pictures make me laugh, the cart is bigger than she is. She is definitely an independent little girl!
Here are the items we purchased. I’m contacting friends and family and asking if they have any gently used sports equipment to donate. My son has a couple pair of cleats he’s outgrown so we’ll be adding those to our donation bag.
 You can get involved in this SIMPLE service project by asking friends, family, and neighbors to gather new or gently used sports equipment. Find a local organization like a Boys  & Girls club, shelter, school, or gym to donate the items to. Then fill out the SIMPLE service reporting form so Champions for Kids can count YOU as ONE of the 20 million they’re seeking to mobilize by 2020.
To learn more visit the Champions for Kids
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