Some of you might have heard that in October, I am going to be running in the Chicago Marathon. Shortly after getting registered, I decided that I would go one step further and run in the marathon and raise money for a good cause. I chose a charity and have been fundraising for it ever since. That charity, Action For Healthy Kids, makes it part of their mission to fight childhood obesity, undernourishment and physical inactivity by helping schools become healthier places so that children can live healthier lives. This specific organization engages diverse organizations, leaders and volunteers to take action and help foster sound nutrition and good physical activity in children, youth and schools.
It’s something I think this nation is lacking. Too often we see children sitting in front of game systems, computers, or the television. And their health is getting worse because of it.
But this charity that I am running for isn’t the only organization or company to want to strive to push children into a healthier and more active lifestyle.
In fact, my friends at Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery are excited to be celebrating the upcoming National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day on October 16. This special day was created to allow parents to eat lunch with their children in school and eat a school-provided lunch. The meal they provide will be nutritious and healthy and reflect a lot of action that is taking place throughout the country to provide healthier options for children in lunchrooms.
But Rudi’s excitement doesn’t stop there, my friends! In conjunction with National Take Your Parents To Lunch Day, Rudi’s will be honoring kids by hosting a fun back-to-school contest. The Say Cheese Photo Contest began on August 1 and will run through September 15. Parents are encouraged to submit photos of their children enjoying a yummy sandwich. That’s all. This photo will automatically enter you in the contest in which the grand prize is being featured in a Rudi’s Gluten-Free ad and a $500.00 Whole Foods gift card! In addition to the grand prize, fans can enter for weekly prizes like iPad Minis, Amazon gift cards, and North Face backpacks.
I encourage all you parents, aunts, uncles, and grandparents to give your children a delicious sandwich and then snap a quick picture. Enter it in the contest and you have a good chance of taking home a prize.
I believe in companies that share my commitment to health and nutrition. Rudi’s Gluten-Free believes as strongly as I do that children deserve nutritious and delicious lunches and are very excited to give their fans the chance to celebrate by posting pictures of their children eating yummy (and healthy, delicious) sandwiches.
So get out your favorite sandwich fixings and fire up the flash bulb on your camera! Go to the Say Cheese Photo Contest Web site and enter the photo for a chance to win. And remember…say “CHEESE!”