Push back the screen

by arianne

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Spring, and possibly even Summer, are finally here in the Chicago-land (despite that 45 degree Saturday we had here that we won’t speak of ever again), and our family is finally able to celebrate National TV Turn Off Week (which was…ahem…3 weeks ago).  It was way too cold here to have any kind of TV turn off week unless I want to slowly go insane by being asked “what can you tell me to play with mommeeeeeeee???” for the umpteenth time.  So, we decided to do it this week.

The TV plays a big role in our routine, and as special needs kids my boys NEED their routine.  We’ll figure out something, but I’m happy to say that most of the TV watching has been tapering off as we finally see some warmer, sunny days.

So why do I bring this up?  Because Subway told me about this special program called We Can! and they wanted to make sure you knew about it too.  From the We Can! site:

We Can!™ or “Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity & Nutrition” is a national program designed for families and communities to help children maintain a healthy weight. The program focuses on three important behaviors: improved food choices, increased physical activity and reduced screen time.

We Can! provides families and communities just like yours with helpful resources that you can start using today to help prevent childhood overweight.

The good people from Subway wanted to help kick start your “We Can” kind of summer by giving away a P.E.P (Play more, Eat right, Push away the screen) Rally kit.  They sent our family this kit and I have to tell you — it’s one of the most exciting packages ever received at this house!  Why?  It contained a ton of stuff including things like bubbles, a flower planting kit, balls, jump rope, and oh yeah SIDEWALK CHALK.  I say that in all caps because that is how my kids said it when they discovered it in the box.  There were other fun things too, it’s a huge box!

Also, Subway is including a $10 gift card so you can include a healthy meal in your outdoor fun.

To Enter to win the P.E.P. Rally Kit:

1.  Leave a comment here telling me one of your tips for getting out and pushing away the screen!

2. Tweet about this contest (include @ToThink in your tweet) and leave a comment here with the URL to your tweet.  This is one additional entry and can be done up to once per day.

3.  Add my badge to your blog sidebar for one additional entry and leave a comment telling me you did (if my badge is already on your blog, just leave an additional comment letting me know!).

4.  Subscribe to my blog via RSS or email — again, leave a comment letting me know!

I’ll randomly pick the winner May 18th at Noon.  Good luck!

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