Have you all heard about Rally For Recess? Danimals is working hard to get our children active and healthy. I was so shocked that to hear that so many schools were eliminating recess time. As a teacher, I know how important recess is for students to not only get some exercise and fresh air, but also to socialize and make their own choices. I am very thankful that at our school they have kept daily recess as well as offering PE twice a week instead of one. Read below to learn some interesting facts.
Schools nationwide are cutting recess time due to limited resources, which can impede on your children’s physical development. 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 playtime 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. iv 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!
Hopefully you are as excited about this amazing opportunity and will share this information with your child's school. Best of Luck!
Disclosure: I received no compensation for this post, just helping to spread the word.