We would like to thank everyone who participated in our summer blog contest! It has been so awesome reading the things that families are doing this summer to incorporate healthy habits into their family activities! The following is a message from Dr. Jopling:
"Before we announce the winner of our current contest , we want to thank everyone for trying a F.U.N. time with your family. Things have changed a lot since I first wrote about healthy lifestyles for families back almost 20 years ago. Now there are multiple resources from many organizations that are promoting these important concepts. The only constant is that the process starts at home.
Remember, it is as simple as turn off the "screen" and turn on your child's "imagination"; get outside and run, laughing and screaming, with a game of tag or take a "nature hike" in your back yard or neighborhood park; give each of your children an opportunity to be "chef for the day" as you help them plan, shop, prepare and finally clean up for "their" family meal. Please let us know what things you found particularly successful for your family and keep up the good work. It is always well worth the effort."
Congratulations to blogger "Melissa", who left the following comment telling us what she is doing to incorporate F.U.N. into her family's summer activities:
"This summer we plan to go swimming and biking a lot! My kids LOVE being outside. Of course we will have lots of sunscreen on. We also like to grill chicken, veggies, and fruit in the summer! My kids are already great eaters so it's fun to make all of it for dinner and know they are eating healthy."
Melissa, keep your eyes out for an email from us letting you know how to get your 4 day passes to Lagoon!
Thank you so much to everyone who participated in this summer's contest! Watch in the coming months for another great contest with more awesome prizes!