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Take the Picky Out of Mealtime

From the American Heart Association:

That scrunched-up nose followed by “Yuck, nope, nuh uh.”

Sometimes it can be a real challenge to cook for a picky eater. But did you know that kids who get involved with meal prep are more likely to give the dish a try?

Get creative and spend time together in the kitchen. Put on some tunes and have them tear up the greens, wash veggies or mix and stir. You’ll get some sous chef action and they’ll be excited to taste their handiwork. Win-win!

Your challenge?  This week, make at least one dish together with your kids.  Click here for more information.

Healthy Summer Challenge

Encourage your kids to take the Healthy Summer Challenge form the Michael and Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living. Summer is a time to relax and enjoy downtime, but don’t forget that staying active and eating healthy is still Important. Getting 30-60 minutes of physical activity a day and eating 5 servings of fruits and vegetables is essential to child health. These fun calendars challenge kids to stay active and eat healthy over summer break.

Summer Calendars

2018 Gridiron Cooking Challenge

The Dairy Council of Florida is accepting recipes for its fifth annual Gridiron Cooking Challenge, a fun-filled cooking competition for elementary and middle school students throughout Florida.

Download their FREE recipe book from last year’s Gridiron finalists.

Gridiron Cooking Challenge Rules

2018 Entry Form

2018 Entry Form EXAMPLE

Gridiron Cooking Challenge Rules

MOVE60 CHALLENGE kicks off Oct. 1

Back by popular demand!  Healthy Central Florida’s Move60 Fall Challenge kicks off Saturday, Oct. 1st!  It’s FREE and you can participate as an individual or recruit a team (work, school, faith community, friends).  Get a super-soft t-shirt, great weekly prizes, team rewards and some new surprises are in store for all.

Walk, run, bike, dance, do Yoga – just be part of the MOVEment to make our community the healthiest in the nation.

BONUS! School Fundraiser – The Winter Park Consortium public school with the most participants signed up and actively posting and logging steps will win $400 for their organization. PTO/PTA – no selling chocolate, gift-wrapping or any selling. Just get people moving and make money for your school.

CLICK HERE to register and learn more.