Being a mom of a child in school, I am very surprised that some schools are doing away with recess. My son’s school has PE as well a recess after lunch and I believe that is the way it should be. Kids need that extra exercise to keep their bodies and minds healthy! I remember recess was one of my favorite parts of the day. We would go after lunch and just swing and play. It wasn’t like PE where you ‘have’ to participate, it was a fun play time to burn off lunch.
In the past twenty years, children have lost an average of 8 hours of recess a week, and some schools no longer provide play time for students. According to the American Academy of Pediatricians, the lack of play time is a national crisis leading to a growing epidemic: childhood obesity. Government and public health agencies recommend children engage in at 60 minutes of mild to strenuous activity each day. To help rally moms and kids around this cause, Dannon® Danimals®, nutritious on-the-go dairy drinks and low-fat yogurts containing calcium for kids, 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 to enter and register. The top five schools in each of the categories with the most codes registered wins!
For more information visit: RallyforRecess.com.
Wanna win something today? You can win a branded soccer ball with a branded drawstring bag! Just fill out the Rafflecoptor form below. This giveaway will run from 9/27 to 11:59 pm on 10/12.
Disclaimer: I received nothing for posting about this cause and giveaway. I believe in the cause and feel it’s worthwhile. Dannon will be shipping the prizes directly to the winner.