In the past twenty years schools nationwide have cut back on recess time. But, this can impede your children’s physical development. Children have lost an average of 8 hours of recess a week and some schools no longer provide play time for students. Scary eh?
The loss of recess is a national crisis leading to childhood obesity. Because of this public health agencies recommend children engage in at least 60 minutes of play each day.
To help rally moms and kids around this cause, Dannon® Danimals®, the delicious and nutritious kids snacks that include on-the go smoothies and low fat yogurts with calcium, is launching a national initiative called “Rally for Recess”.
“Rally for Recess” is designed to create healthy competition, pitting school against school! Five schools have the opportunity to win new playground equipment and an all-day recess celebration. Danimals is committed to childhood health and wellness, which starts with good nutrition and an active lifestyle. Through February 8, 2012 purchasers can find codes on Danimals packaging (or free by mail) to enter and register their school online. The top school in each of five categories with the most codes registered wins!
For more information visit: RallyforRecess.com
Dannon has added smoothies to their line. The Smoothies available in Banana Split, Cherry Berry Blast, Rockin’ Raspberry, Strawberry Explosion, Strikin’ Strawberry-Kiwi, and Swingin’ Strawberry-Banana. They contain no:
* No artifical colors or flavors
* No high fructose corn syrup
* Good source of calcium
* Vitamin D
Sounds good to me. How about you?
These are perfect for little hands and my daughter loves them. We received Strikin’ Strawberry-Kiwi. Sometimes regular yogurt cups are too big for her to finish, these smoothies are fulfilling for my daughter without wasting any. They are already on my shopping list!