As summer is winding down (say it isn’t so!!) and kids head back to school, it’s important to find ways to keep kids healthy and fit.
If you’ve got school-aged kiddos, then you’ve likely heard about Fuel Up to Play 60 which encourages physical activity among children and adults alike.
Quaker is teaming up with Fuel Up to Play 60, the nation’s largest in-school wellness program, and Emmitt Smith to encourage and inspire families to balance eating sensibly and getting active as they fuel up for back-to-school. From his days gearing up for football season, to getting his own kids prepped for the school year, Emmitt Smith knows firsthand that a healthy lifestyle helps families fuel greatness for the season ahead.
Together, Quaker and Emmitt Smith are giving away 1,000 Back-to-School Fuel Packs this week!
It’s happening right now on Twitter (follow @Quaker and #QuakerBTS). Simply tweet a message to Quaker sharing how your family fuels up for school, use #QuakerBTS and #sweepstakes, and you’ll be entered into the sweepstakes. Entries may be submitted once per day through Friday, August 14. One thousand fuel pack winners and one grand prize winner will be chosen on August 21. To learn more and for official rules, follow @Quaker on Twitter.
UPDATE: This contest is now closed. Congrats Erin E.!
Quaker sent me a Fuel Up to Play 60 Family Fun Kit to try out, loaded with nutritious Quaker products. Guess what … you can win one too!
Here’s what’s included in the Fuel Up to Play 60 Family Fun Kit:
- A variety of Quaker products to fuel your morning, including Chewy Granola Bars and Instant Oatmeal Protein Cups
- Personally autographed headshot of NFL Legend, Emmitt Smith
- Custom storage water bottle for convenient, on-the-go use
- Dry erase, magnetic weekly planner to stay on top of your family’s activities
- On-the-go oatmeal mug for busy weekday mornings
- Jump rope for the whole family to combine fun and physical activity
- Foam Fuel Up to Play 60 football for active play
- A cute, durable storage bin to hold it all!
The giveaway is now OPEN, and ends at 11:59pm Wednesday, 8/19/15. Good luck!
After entering the Quaker sweepstakes and my giveaway, be sure to check out:
We like to take family walks after dinner.
We love to do family yoga to stay fit!
We are always trying new things. Last year my husband and I ran the mini marathon while the kids ran the 5K. We also have Just Dance competitions when we can’t get outside. In our basement we have an elliptical and 2 treadmills so there is never an excuse not to get SOME kind of exercise!
Eternal Lizdom says
We do tae kwon do as a family! We attend class together 3-4 times per week!
Brooke Randolph says
We love family bike rides, going to the Y, and boxing classes.
Heather Hayes Panjon says
I Keep My Family Active With Walks, Bike Riding And Lot’s Of Play.
Leigh Anne Borders says
My family enjoys hiking through our state parks with your dogs.
Cherie from Queen of Free says
We love to walk and play in the yard!
Angie S. says
The 8-year-old doesn’t need much help in the keeping active department – he never stops moving! For our teen, having a dog has been a great way to encourage physical fitness. She loves to play with him and walking the dog is a favorite family activity.
Vunda V says
we’re always playing outside
I make sure that we all get at least an hour of exercise a day. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
Alina Hahn says
We like to take walks and bike rides around the neighborhood. We also just got a trampoline so I enjoy jumping on it with our son.
We have a great network of trails in our area so we go on family bike rides.
We spend lots of time outdoors, like gardening, biking, hiking.
We go on walks and hikes
The kids love riding their bikes (we ride as a family to the farmers market on saturdays), my oldest 2 kids play hockey & we do something active almost every night, including walks around our neighborhood lake.
Jessica To says
We’re fortunate to have a large yard to play in but we also like to go swimming.
Vera K says
All of us like to go for bike rides.
We go on daily walks after dinner!
We go to the park and run around every day that it isn’t raining out
Debbie Welchert says
We have a bike trail and park right across the street from us and the kids love riding their bikes a lot on it.
Susan D says
We map out state and national parks and have fun planning new adventures. We go to local parks between trips to “train” for the adventures we will have on our big weekend getaways.
We take walks and go to the park.
We run 5ks together and tennis
Janice Cooper says
Going to the park for walks
We stay active with running and fitness walking.
Susan D. says
I love being outside so I find anyway to be active with my son out there.
We love being outside riding bikes, taking walks, or swimming to stay cool and active.
Go on walks, hikes, go to the playground, biking
We go on walks and bike rides together
I encourage going on hikes and walks
Laura ari says
We have two kids who are involved in High School sports, so they are always active, but my husband and I get out twice a day to walk our active dog!
We made it a tradition to go on bike rides every weekend and then we also play at the park on weekdays.
We set aside specific times each week to get outside and play games, visit the park or take a nice walk through the neighborhood