Get In The Act! Fight Childhood Obesity! Win a $100 Visa Gift Card!

I was shocked to learn that 12.5 million American children are obese and that by 2010, an estimated 20% of our kids will be overweight.

Isn’t it time we make a change? Get on board with IU2U and the Fit Kids Act today! Then, check out the four-week Chiquita Family Challenge complete with menus, daily fitness and activity charts, kid-friendly recipes, and lifestyle info.

The Fit Kids Act
The FIT Kids Act, proposed in 2007, would mandate schools adhere to the National Association for Sport and Physical Education’s recommendation that:

  • Elementary school students receive 150 minutes dedicated to physical education each week
  • Middle school and high school students receive 225 minutes of physical education each week
  • Schools enact programs to educate parents, teachers and administrators of the dangers of childhood obesity

You can Sign the petition now!

Get Fit Together!
Yes, TOGETHER! Did you know that kids need 1 hour of physical activity each day or most days of the week? Here are a few ways to have fun with your family and get healthy at the same time.

  • Turn everyday household chores into mean, lean, cleaning competitions.
  • Put the ‘we’ in Wii by playing active video games with your kids.
  • Sign up your family for a relay race in your community.
  • You can also find Kid-Friendly Recipes at IU2U.org

And now what you’ve all been waiting for… It’s Up 2 U Giveaway!

IU2U.org wants you to get in the act and fight childhood obesity. Enter to win a grand prize of a $100 gift card and VIP coupons for Chiquita fruit and veggie snacks.
(1) Grand Prize: $100 Gift card

(5) Runner-ups: Five VIP coupons ($25 value) for free samples of Chiquita Fruit and Veggie Bites including Apples with Cinnamon Creme and Pineapple Bites with Coconut

To enter, simply leave a comment here at this post.

And don’t forget – you can get extra entries in our giveaways… If you already subscribe to our newsletter and/or our RSS feed and/or have our button on your site, you qualify for additional entries. Also, if you tweet or spread the word via facebook, your blog, etc., just leave additional comments letting us know and you will have additional entries. (Your comments are your entries.)

This giveaway is open for entry until Friday June 12th, 2009. The winner will be announced on Saturday June 13th, 2009. This giveaway is open to US addresses only.

Please see our site’s Terms and Conditions of Use for a complete list of our Contest and Giveaway Rules. This promotion is void where prohibited.

Written by 5 Minutes for Mom Contributing Editor: Monica Brady

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1,061 Responses to Get In The Act! Fight Childhood Obesity! Win a $100 Visa Gift Card!
  1. Heather
    May 27, 2009 | 3:49 pm

    such a cool idea. My kids love banana’s.

  2. Anne K.
    May 27, 2009 | 4:42 pm

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    May 27, 2009 | 4:58 pm

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  7. Rachel@IdahoCheneys
    May 27, 2009 | 5:11 pm

    I’m a fan of fighting obesity too! I learned that sometimes childhood obesity can be started by feeding infants too much.

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    May 27, 2009 | 5:11 pm

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    May 27, 2009 | 5:13 pm

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  10. Heather G
    May 27, 2009 | 5:47 pm

    This is great!

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    May 27, 2009 | 6:18 pm

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    May 27, 2009 | 6:51 pm

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    May 27, 2009 | 6:53 pm

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  20. Sarah at themommylogues
    May 27, 2009 | 7:14 pm

    If my kids laid around all day, they would NEVER sleep. We have to wear them out!

  21. Heather thompson
    May 27, 2009 | 7:26 pm

    My kids are all under weight but this sounds so healthy and i am all for that.

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    May 27, 2009 | 7:26 pm

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  23. Just Mom
    May 27, 2009 | 7:27 pm

    This is an issue one of my three struggles with so I will be checking these resources out.

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    May 27, 2009 | 7:29 pm

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    May 27, 2009 | 7:33 pm

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  26. Allie Kay
    May 27, 2009 | 7:47 pm

    My kids LOVE bananas!!!

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    May 27, 2009 | 7:48 pm

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  28. Angie
    May 27, 2009 | 7:52 pm

    this is a great cause!

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    May 27, 2009 | 7:54 pm

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    May 27, 2009 | 8:05 pm

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  38. angie
    May 27, 2009 | 8:10 pm
  39. Ellen C.
    May 27, 2009 | 8:26 pm

    What an informative website. It’s surprising how “bad” some children’s snacks really are. Thanks for the chance.

  40. Amy L
    May 27, 2009 | 8:27 pm

    I’m a firm believer in getting the kids outside as much as possible. We’re lucky, as our city has so many nice parks, with great playgrounds.

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    May 27, 2009 | 8:33 pm

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    May 27, 2009 | 8:34 pm

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  45. Mommy Daisy
    May 27, 2009 | 8:38 pm

    This is a great project. I make sure my son eats well and gets plenty of time to run. That’s so important.

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    May 27, 2009 | 8:38 pm

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    May 27, 2009 | 8:38 pm
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    May 27, 2009 | 8:38 pm

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    May 27, 2009 | 8:39 pm

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  50. Cindy B. in Montana...now in Oklahoma
    May 27, 2009 | 8:49 pm

    I do hope schools get back to more physical education…especially teaching them activities they can continue as they age…tennis, race walking, bowling, dancing, biking, etc.

  51. Cindy B. in Montana...now in Oklahoma
    May 27, 2009 | 8:50 pm

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  53. Barb
    May 27, 2009 | 8:51 pm

    My twins love fruit! I joke that its b/c I ate an entire fruit stand every day while pregnant with them…couldn’t get enough of it!

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    May 27, 2009 | 8:53 pm

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    May 27, 2009 | 9:01 pm

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  57. Jamie
    May 27, 2009 | 9:03 pm

    Yay! I’m so glad someone is doing something for this cause. I’m a huge anti-video game advocate for kid’s healthy habits. We love to play out in the yard, play soccer, hide-and-seek, set up obstacle courses, etc…and we try to eat healthy most of the time! Thanks for sharing the petition and the great giveaway!

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    May 27, 2009 | 9:04 pm

    I subscribe to your email newsletter. :)

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    May 27, 2009 | 9:04 pm

    I have your button!

  60. Jamie
    May 27, 2009 | 9:06 pm
  61. Terry Y
    May 27, 2009 | 9:08 pm

    A great way to help kids learn to get & stay healthy

  62. Terry Y
    May 27, 2009 | 9:12 pm

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  63. valerie M
    May 27, 2009 | 9:16 pm

    hooray for healthy fit kids!

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    May 27, 2009 | 9:16 pm

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  65. Sara S
    May 27, 2009 | 9:17 pm

    I’m looking into majoring in Health & Nutrition, and I definitely want to focus on childhood obesity. PS: I’m subscribed and look forward to future posts!

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    May 27, 2009 | 9:18 pm

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  67. Jenni
    May 27, 2009 | 9:22 pm

    This is so very important!

  68. michelle
    May 27, 2009 | 9:22 pm

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  75. Neas Nuttiness
    May 27, 2009 | 9:28 pm

    As an overweight adult…I support this 100%

  76. Neas Nuttiness
    May 27, 2009 | 9:28 pm

    I’m a newsletter subscriber!
    Thanks

  77. Donna Holmberg
    May 27, 2009 | 9:31 pm

    This effort has my TOTAL support. Today’s kids have become the epitome of couch potatoes. Anything that we can do to motivate them to stay active and healthy gets my vote!

  78. One Frugal Girl
    May 27, 2009 | 9:31 pm

    What a wonderful cause!

  79. Donna Holmberg
    May 27, 2009 | 9:31 pm

    I’m a newsletter subscriber

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  81. Donna Holmberg
    May 27, 2009 | 9:32 pm

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  82. Julie, momto7
    May 27, 2009 | 9:37 pm

    What a great cause to support! I am wholeheartedly behind it, as a mom of 7.

  83. Nadia
    May 27, 2009 | 9:41 pm

    I like the kid-friendly recipes!

  84. Katie
    May 27, 2009 | 9:41 pm

    Some great ideas there!

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    May 27, 2009 | 9:41 pm

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  86. Nadia
    May 27, 2009 | 9:41 pm

    I also get the newsletter.

  87. Katie
    May 27, 2009 | 9:42 pm

    I’m a subscriber.

  88. Amy Jung
    May 27, 2009 | 9:44 pm

    I can’t believe how many obese kids out there.

  89. Aimee
    May 27, 2009 | 9:57 pm

    This is so great, I can only imagine what it is like growing up in this age of bad food and video games galore.

  90. Musings from Me
    May 27, 2009 | 10:05 pm

    A good cause. I cringe when I see overweight children at my children’s elementary school. As an overweight teen/adult, I have constantly struggled with weight issues. I’ve seen 1st graders drinking a Coke with their lunch.

  91. MaryBeth
    May 27, 2009 | 10:10 pm

    this is a great cause… it is so much easier to get exercise myself if i’m concentrating on making sure my girls get some activity in each day! funny how that works!

  92. MaryBeth
    May 27, 2009 | 10:10 pm

    i’m a subscriber.

  93. crystal
    May 27, 2009 | 10:11 pm

    I think that The Chiquita Family Challenge sounds like a great way to start families out, who don’t know where to start with their children!!

  94. MaryBeth
    May 27, 2009 | 10:11 pm

    i’ve got the button in my sidebar.

  95. crystal
    May 27, 2009 | 10:11 pm

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    May 27, 2009 | 10:12 pm

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  97. Jessica T
    May 27, 2009 | 10:12 pm

    Count me in please!

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    May 27, 2009 | 10:13 pm

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    May 27, 2009 | 10:13 pm

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  100. Sara
    May 27, 2009 | 10:19 pm

    I am a pediatric nurse and I see first hand how childhood obesity is becoming so common and leading to horrible illnesses in children. We have to do something about it!

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    May 27, 2009 | 10:19 pm

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  102. Jody
    May 27, 2009 | 11:06 pm

    It is so important to cut down on childhood obesity thus decreasing childrens health problems. Thanks for the great information on how to keep our families healthy and have fun as well.

    Jody

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    May 27, 2009 | 11:08 pm

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  104. Lisa
    May 27, 2009 | 11:31 pm

    You only get one body, be good to it!

  105. judy brittle
    May 27, 2009 | 11:32 pm

    This is a great thing. So many children are overweight which leads to many health problems. I fully support their ideas! Thank you so much!

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    May 27, 2009 | 11:33 pm

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    May 27, 2009 | 11:40 pm

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  112. Rebecca
    May 27, 2009 | 11:46 pm

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  114. Shelly T.
    May 27, 2009 | 11:57 pm

    Wonderful idea and cause!

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    May 27, 2009 | 11:58 pm

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    May 27, 2009 | 11:58 pm

    I receive the newsletter.

  117. Jackie@Our Moments, Our Memories
    May 28, 2009 | 12:09 am

    A great reminder to turn off the TV and go outside and play!

  118. Jackie@Our Moments, Our Memories
    May 28, 2009 | 12:09 am

    I am a subscriber…

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    May 28, 2009 | 12:11 am

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  120. Lisa
    May 28, 2009 | 12:59 am

    Hope I win!!!

  121. Angel S.
    May 28, 2009 | 12:59 am

    I am really going to try to have healthier snacks available this summer and spend way more time outside. This is timely for me. Thanks!

  122. Angel S.
    May 28, 2009 | 1:00 am

    I am a subscriber

  123. Danielle L.
    May 28, 2009 | 1:08 am

    It is so important to raise kids with healthy eating habits so that they have the skills for life to be healthy adults!

  124. Danielle L.
    May 28, 2009 | 1:08 am

    I am a subscriber!

  125. Kristin
    May 28, 2009 | 5:07 am

    great program! i’m a subscriber already, thanks!

  126. Jackie
    May 28, 2009 | 5:12 am

    This is great…kids really should try to be more active.

  127. Jackie
    May 28, 2009 | 5:14 am

    I subscribe via email

  128. Jennifer B.
    May 28, 2009 | 5:43 am

    I’d love a chance to win, thanks!

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  131. chyk
    May 28, 2009 | 7:49 am

    great cause

  132. Sara
    May 28, 2009 | 7:49 am

    I love to exercise with my 3YO!

  133. Jen
    May 28, 2009 | 8:01 am

    It’s so hot in Houston I find it hard to play outside with my kids and I know they watch too much TV…it’s something I need to work on.

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    I also subscribe to your feed

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    May 28, 2009 | 8:02 am

    I also get the newsletter

  136. TCC
    May 28, 2009 | 8:02 am

    My kiddos help keep me active!

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  140. Magi
    May 28, 2009 | 8:34 am

    As an overweight mom, I am very aware of this issue. My daughter is very petite. My husband and I are working hard to ensure that she grows up with good eating habits and no food issues. This has had the added bonus of making us eat better. We’re losing weight and getting healthier in the process.

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    May 28, 2009 | 8:35 am

    I subscribe through Google Reader.

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  143. Alexia
    May 28, 2009 | 9:09 am

    I really like that you get tips (that are not overwhelming) in the 4-week challenge!

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    May 28, 2009 | 9:28 am

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    May 28, 2009 | 9:29 am

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  151. The Gang's Momma
    May 28, 2009 | 9:30 am

    I’d love to see this prop pass – more recess and gym class at the elementary level is a WONDERFUL way to keep kids LOVING school!

  152. Kendra Field
    May 28, 2009 | 9:31 am

    healthy kids = happy kids!

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    May 28, 2009 | 9:34 am

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  154. samantha jo campen
    May 28, 2009 | 9:53 am

    My kid is eating us out of house and home with the fruit. Which isn’t a bad thing :-)

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    May 28, 2009 | 9:54 am

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  156. Shannon (The Mommy-Files)
    May 28, 2009 | 10:03 am

    I think this sounds like an awesome program!

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    I subscribe to your newsletter.

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  161. Emily
    May 28, 2009 | 10:11 am

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  162. Emily
    May 28, 2009 | 10:13 am

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  163. Jessica Bezanson
    May 28, 2009 | 10:31 am

    This is a great idea! A great cause to support!

  164. cathy parker/Psychic Mama*Indigo Child
    May 28, 2009 | 10:34 am

    Anything to help the kids! And it’s not easy being a fat kid!

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    May 28, 2009 | 10:34 am

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  166. Tamara B.
    May 28, 2009 | 11:52 am

    I love this great idea and it is such a shame on how many of our children are over weight.

  167. Tamara B.
    May 28, 2009 | 11:52 am

    I am a subscriber.

  168. Melinda
    May 28, 2009 | 11:57 am

    obesity is such a problem…we need to teach our kids to play sports, and be active….not sit in front of the TV, computer, wi etc

  169. Sean
    May 28, 2009 | 11:57 am

    So many of the kids I work with are overweight.

    It’s such a big problem!

  170. Melinda
    May 28, 2009 | 11:57 am

    I subscribe via email

  171. Alexandra Hancock
    May 28, 2009 | 12:25 pm

    my hubby and i have vowed not to let our son become part of the obesity problem. as a family we go walking and biking so we as parents set a good example.

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    May 28, 2009 | 12:26 pm

    i subscribe

  173. wahooinlaw
    May 28, 2009 | 12:27 pm

    I will be sad when my daughter’s baby belly goes away, but I don’t intend for the word “rotund” to apply to her as she gets older!

  174. wahooinlaw
    May 28, 2009 | 12:28 pm

    I subscribe

  175. CMC
    May 28, 2009 | 12:55 pm

    What a great way to raise awareness! I’m a substitute teacher, and SOOO many students are overweight these days. It’s really sad.

  176. CMC
    May 28, 2009 | 12:55 pm

    I’m a subscriber!

  177. Nicole @ Heres The Diehl
    May 28, 2009 | 1:44 pm

    Great giveaway…we eat LOTS of bananas here!

  178. Nicole @ Heres The Diehl
    May 28, 2009 | 1:44 pm

    i’m a subscriber.

  179. Andrea H
    May 28, 2009 | 2:04 pm

    I was an overweight child and I know how terrible it feels. I totally support this cause. Thank you for the giveaway and mentioning it on your blog.

  180. Andrea H
    May 28, 2009 | 2:04 pm

    I am a subscriber.

  181. Andrea H
    May 28, 2009 | 2:05 pm

    I have your button on my sidebar.

  182. Jessica
    May 28, 2009 | 3:00 pm

    I try to help…I’m a high school health teacher. This is so important!

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    May 28, 2009 | 3:00 pm

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  184. Jennifer C
    May 28, 2009 | 3:41 pm

    What a great cause! We try to get out every day to play in the park and take nature walks for at least 1.5 hours.

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    May 28, 2009 | 3:41 pm

    I’ve got your button!

  186. Jennifer C
    May 28, 2009 | 3:41 pm

    I’m an RSS subscriber

  187. Mommy Cracked
    May 28, 2009 | 4:22 pm

    We just got back from playing at the park. Doing our part to beat this!

  188. Karla E
    May 28, 2009 | 4:24 pm

    Thanks for the contest. Thankfully my kids get about 5 hours a day of physical activity…okay, not 5 hours every day…but most hours from “school’s out” to “bedtime” is physical activity.

  189. Jenn @ Beautifil Calling
    May 28, 2009 | 4:53 pm

    My little ones love fruit and the outdoors!! Life is hard on a rainy day like today!

  190. Jenn @ Beautifil Calling
    May 28, 2009 | 4:53 pm

    I’m a subscriber!

  191. Thao
    May 28, 2009 | 5:16 pm

    This is a great way to get everyone involved in leading healthier, more active lifestyle.

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  194. Christi
    May 28, 2009 | 7:33 pm

    I really LOVE this, and am doing my best to support my kids staying active year round!

  195. Christi
    May 28, 2009 | 7:34 pm

    I am a subscriber via google reader!

  196. Christi
    May 28, 2009 | 7:35 pm

    I also subscribe to the email newsletter!

  197. mir
    May 28, 2009 | 7:35 pm

    totally support this!

  198. alethea
    May 28, 2009 | 8:58 pm

    Us as a nation sometimes over look the real life long jesters and unhealthy habits we carry over to our babies. I’m a over weight parent myself and having to carry around all this extra baggage around your waist, hips, thighs is a struggle, being over weight allows for mis treatment, joking, finger pointing, low self esteem, bad health all way around the board. Parents I know we love our babies and we want to give them the best things money can buy, but to lose our children to obesity isn’t worth putting a price tag on, we need to stop feeding our children all this unhealthy food, we are turning our kids over to this way of life because if we didn’t subject them to this way of eating all the time then we wouldn’t be having this problem, lets not think that this problem is brought on only but bad food because children can be subject to being over weight from a number of other things. This problem may not ever come to a hault but it’s something that can be done about it and it starts with “YOU”.

  199. alethea
    May 28, 2009 | 8:59 pm

    I subscribe to your newsletter

  200. alethea
    May 28, 2009 | 9:05 pm

    I support this 100%, what a awesome, awesome intervention that will keep giving back the the little ones

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    I support this 100%, what a awesome, awesome intervention the will keep giving back to the little ones

  202. Jenn H
    May 28, 2009 | 10:00 pm

    I support 100% I take my daughter to the playground, swimming or we ride our bikes at least an hour a day usually more.

  203. Jenn H
    May 28, 2009 | 10:00 pm

    I subscribe via email

  204. cheri
    May 28, 2009 | 11:25 pm

    Oooh, my kid loves fruit!!!

  205. Alysia P
    May 28, 2009 | 11:27 pm

    All my kids love fruit, bananas, raspberries, cherries, strawberries, grapes, kiwi, blueberries, and… are coconuts fruit? or nuts? They also love to work out with me… I don’t usually mind if they get underfoot.

  206. Deanna
    May 29, 2009 | 12:07 am

    I’d so love to win :)

  207. Michelle
    May 29, 2009 | 1:02 am

    So important to help our kids be healthy for life–great ideas!

  208. mamabearmills
    May 29, 2009 | 4:41 am

    great idea

  209. contests 5-29-09 « no time mommy
    May 29, 2009 | 5:53 am

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  210. Kimberly
    May 29, 2009 | 6:27 am

    My kids have always been active and always prefer being outdoors running & playing to being indoors sitting in front of the TV or video games.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  211. Kimberly
    May 29, 2009 | 6:28 am

    I subscribe to your feed!

  212. Kimberly
    May 29, 2009 | 6:28 am

    I also subscribe to your newsletter!

  213. LT
    May 29, 2009 | 6:43 am

    This is a great giveaway thank you! I plan to keep my kids very active and outside much this summer!

  214. LT
    May 29, 2009 | 6:43 am

    I subscribe to your newsletter!

  215. LT
    May 29, 2009 | 6:43 am

    I am a feed subscriber

  216. LT
    May 29, 2009 | 6:44 am

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  217. LT
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  218. Veronica
    May 29, 2009 | 7:55 am

    I’m so very fortunate to have a safe, fenced-in back yard… My very imaginative toddler can run around & wear himself out while I attend to meals, laundry, etc. His baby sister will be joining him soon!

  219. Veronica
    May 29, 2009 | 7:56 am

    I’m a subscriber!

  220. jessw
    May 29, 2009 | 9:36 am

    Get kids fit!

  221. Sylvia
    May 29, 2009 | 10:35 am

    This is a great giveaway–go fruit

  222. Sheila Capell
    May 29, 2009 | 10:52 am

    I’m such a supporter of this, I think kids do way too much indoors and sitting down!!! Get off your couches kids!!!! We’d love to win!

  223. Sheila Capell
    May 29, 2009 | 10:52 am

    I get your newsletter.

  224. Sheila Capell
    May 29, 2009 | 10:52 am

    I am a subscriber.

  225. Sheila Capell
    May 29, 2009 | 10:53 am

    I have your button on my sidebar.

  226. Yvonne Butler
    May 29, 2009 | 11:00 am

    Thank you for sponsoring such a great and needed giveaway. I work with children in VBS who have this problem. I am working on providing healthier snacks to serve.

  227. Kristen
    May 29, 2009 | 11:06 am

    Great giveaway and cause!

  228. Jacob Zigler
    May 29, 2009 | 12:59 pm

    I would love to win!

  229. PATRIC KRUEGER
    May 29, 2009 | 1:29 pm

    I didn’t realize kids ate THAT much sugar. WOW. It doesn’t help that school systems put soda machines in the schools now.

  230. Sharon Franks-Rivard
    May 29, 2009 | 1:54 pm

    Americans have got to start saying ‘no’ to overeating!! We are destoying ourselves from the inside out!! Happy Dad’s Day Gentlemen…

  231. Tiffani
    May 29, 2009 | 2:50 pm

    I love fruit so sign me up!!

  232. Betty N
    May 29, 2009 | 3:48 pm

    What a great project! I fully support it!

  233. Rachel
    May 29, 2009 | 3:48 pm

    This is a good cause to support

  234. Bridgette Friedman
    May 29, 2009 | 4:49 pm

    This is very important, kids are our future

  235. Bridgette Friedman
    May 29, 2009 | 4:50 pm

    I am a subscriber

  236. Donna Haley
    May 29, 2009 | 6:18 pm

    We have a veggie garden.

  237. Rebecca
    May 29, 2009 | 7:12 pm

    Would love to win this!!

  238. Rebecca
    May 29, 2009 | 7:12 pm

    I subscribe to your newsletter.

  239. Rebecca
    May 29, 2009 | 7:13 pm

    I follow.

  240. Austin
    May 29, 2009 | 8:02 pm

    This is sweet

  241. Amy
    May 29, 2009 | 8:40 pm

    I love reading your articles! God bless!

  242. Barbara Leatham
    May 29, 2009 | 8:51 pm

    Awesome idea…our entire family loves bananas and we make sure we are now being active together everyday!
    Thanks
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  243. Barbara Leatham
    May 29, 2009 | 8:52 pm

    I subscribe via email!
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  244. Barbara Leatham
    May 29, 2009 | 8:53 pm

    I follow your RSS feed! thanks
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  245. Barbara Leatham
    May 29, 2009 | 8:57 pm
  246. Monica Romo
    May 29, 2009 | 9:19 pm

    This sounds great!
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  247. Dawn
    May 29, 2009 | 10:07 pm

    The $100 gift card would be a great way to have a fun weekend with the kids.

  248. Phyllis
    May 29, 2009 | 11:51 pm

    It’s a good cause. Off of your butts,kids!

  249. Linda Pollock
    May 30, 2009 | 1:54 am

    Great idea. Thanks for my participation

  250. Linda Michaelson
    May 30, 2009 | 1:56 am

    Wonderful concept.

  251. Linda Goldstein
    May 30, 2009 | 1:56 am

    Thanks for the invite!

  252. Kimberly Ripley
    May 30, 2009 | 7:20 am

    I’m broke right now! I could totally use this giftcard. THANKS!!!!

  253. Kimberly Ripley
    May 30, 2009 | 7:21 am

    I subscribe

  254. Carol
    May 30, 2009 | 7:32 am

    Good healthy food, exercise is what kids need. This contest is right on the money.

  255. Carol
    May 30, 2009 | 7:34 am
  256. Marilyn Wons
    May 30, 2009 | 7:48 am

    Our children (and adults) need to spend more time on exercising and less time watching TV!

  257. susan vanrey
    May 30, 2009 | 8:26 am

    i would love to be able to spend 100.00 on fruit mverno@roadrunner.com

  258. Lesley
    May 30, 2009 | 8:35 am

    I definitely support this–thanks!

  259. Jacob Zigler
    May 30, 2009 | 8:40 am

    My girlfriend and I would definitely appreciate the gift card and the VIP coupons

  260. David Gresh
    May 30, 2009 | 8:54 am

    We eat fresh fruit and vegetables every day to stay trim.

  261. Brian Morin
    May 30, 2009 | 9:01 am

    I was surprised to read that NASPE recommends middle school students receive 225 minutes of PE a week. Students in the school that I teach in receive 120 minutes at best.

  262. Dana
    May 30, 2009 | 9:04 am

    We would love to try these, my kids love fruit and veggies for snack time.

  263. Mama Zen
    May 30, 2009 | 9:10 am

    I’m signing the petition!

  264. Mama Zen
    May 30, 2009 | 9:10 am

    I subscribe to the newsletter.

  265. Jill Hampton
    May 30, 2009 | 9:18 am

    This is a great idea. I think kids are not encouraged enough to exercise.

  266. Kristen S
    May 30, 2009 | 9:26 am

    Love it!

  267. Linda
    May 30, 2009 | 9:39 am

    Great idea, count me in

  268. jan
    May 30, 2009 | 9:44 am

    Many kids need more exercise!

  269. Kristin Harris
    May 30, 2009 | 10:12 am

    I think this is a wonderful idea!!

  270. Renee C.
    May 30, 2009 | 10:29 am

    My daughter and son work hard to be active. They love fruit and we make a concerted effort with vegetables. I think this is an idea that is overdue!

  271. desiree kelley
    May 30, 2009 | 10:37 am

    my kids love to play outside

  272. Cathy
    May 30, 2009 | 10:55 am

    What’s scary is the rise of diabetes in children. Thanks for taking the initiative here…let’s don’t allow our schools to take away P.E. programs!

  273. Nancharee
    May 30, 2009 | 11:00 am

    This is AMAZING! I always strive to help any type of problem like this.

  274. Bobbie C.
    May 30, 2009 | 11:09 am

    Starting them off fighting obesity young is the best way to change the obesity problem in America.

  275. Anwar
    May 30, 2009 | 11:16 am

    That’s a great plan, since kids do need to be active. It’s entirely too easy to sit around and play video games or zone out on the internet all day.

  276. Anwar
    May 30, 2009 | 11:17 am

    I’m an email subscriber.

  277. bonnie
    May 30, 2009 | 11:33 am

    keeping kids active is so important

  278. Meredith Rogen
    May 30, 2009 | 12:14 pm

    This is great! We’re getting in the act!

  279. Danielle Burkley
    May 30, 2009 | 12:46 pm

    Great idea and plan!

  280. Alicia Webster
    May 30, 2009 | 12:46 pm

    I have never heard of the Chiquita fruit and veggie snacks, but it is something that I wouldn’t mind trying.
    Alicia Webster
    5webs@comcast.net

  281. Alicia Webster
    May 30, 2009 | 12:48 pm

    I subscribe via E-mail.
    Alicia Webster
    5webs@comcast.net

  282. Betty
    May 30, 2009 | 12:51 pm

    This is a great cause that needs to be supported!

  283. sheila k.
    May 30, 2009 | 1:15 pm

    I’m a fan of fighting obesity. With so many Americans figting the battle of the bulge, we need to learn all we can about proper nutrition and what is in the things we eat.

  284. elizabeth p
    May 30, 2009 | 1:28 pm

    I am lucky to have kids that will take a nice piece of fruit over candy any day!

  285. Emilie S
    May 30, 2009 | 2:02 pm

    Great you’re doing this!!!

    emvark at gmail dot com

  286. Emilie S
    May 30, 2009 | 2:03 pm

    Subscribed, too.

    emvark at gmail dot com

  287. Karen
    May 30, 2009 | 2:15 pm

    This is a great subject! My children had avocado for their very first solid food. My lactation consultant recommended it as the perfect first food. We never introduced peanut butter either but almond butter instead. Both of my children do pretty well with their veggies and they love fruit. I do my best to get greens in them. I’ll even add a little spinach to their scrambled eggs with cheese. I love sharing kid-friendly recipes that incorporate veggies!

  288. Yvonne Pottman
    May 30, 2009 | 2:28 pm

    Wonderful idea!

  289. bridget
    May 30, 2009 | 2:31 pm

    We are vegetarian and we still have trouble getting the kids to eat enough veggies. The fruit and veggie bites sound like a great snack.

  290. jeff clough
    May 30, 2009 | 2:33 pm

    i could certainly use the gift card, gas is still rising, again!

  291. Margaret Smith
    May 30, 2009 | 2:50 pm

    This is such a wonderful idea and challenge! Great for the whole family to do it together.
    Thanks so much for offering this giveaway and introducing us to this challenge.

  292. Linda F
    May 30, 2009 | 2:50 pm

    Fortunately, I haven’t had to worry about my children being obese because they have always been very active.

  293. Margaret Smith
    May 30, 2009 | 2:50 pm

    I’m a subscriber.
    Thanks again.

  294. Linda F
    May 30, 2009 | 2:51 pm

    I am a subscriber.

  295. Barbara
    May 30, 2009 | 3:03 pm

    great prize

  296. Erica C.
    May 30, 2009 | 3:04 pm

    we play outdoor water games to keep active

  297. Stephanie V
    May 30, 2009 | 3:12 pm

    Just fantastic!

  298. Amber G
    May 30, 2009 | 3:15 pm

    I would love to win. I agree that eating lots of fruit is key to fighting obesity!

  299. linda
    May 30, 2009 | 3:27 pm

    I agree that way too many children are overweight. I have two boys, and I make sure they arent sitting around playing video games too much. Get outside and play…

  300. Ellen Ring
    May 30, 2009 | 3:41 pm

    We’ve been trying to get our kids to eat a lot healthier. I’m all for fighting obesity.

  301. Theresa Shafer
    May 30, 2009 | 3:55 pm

    The gift card would go far in my frugal family to exceeding my food budget with happy food supplies like ice cream that I can them make banana splits. Thank you for the chance to win this great giveaway.

  302. Sylvie W.
    May 30, 2009 | 4:09 pm

    With so much “electronic entertainment”, its not surprising kids are overweight and out of shape.

    Now I’m going to sound like an 80 year old but . . . In my day we played double-dutch, roller skated (a.k.a rollerbladded), hop-scotch and ran after the freakin’ ice cream truck.

    We try to do some of this activities today and adjust accordingly.

  303. Denise
    May 30, 2009 | 4:19 pm

    This is a sad problem that needs to be dealt with.

  304. leah p.
    May 30, 2009 | 4:28 pm

    would love to win

  305. Sherril Theis
    May 30, 2009 | 4:37 pm

    What a great idea and wonderful contest!

  306. Linda J.
    May 30, 2009 | 4:40 pm

    Interesting information at the IU2U site.

  307. Estelle
    May 30, 2009 | 4:51 pm

    What a good idea! The site is pretty interesting, too! I’ve had to push my kids to be active lately and I’m always looking for new ideas.

  308. Nadine L
    May 30, 2009 | 4:52 pm

    In a society where kids have become coach potatoes for the most part, I support this wholeheartedly. We need to get back to the days when kids were outside playing, running around, enjoying the fresh air and not sitting in front of the boob tube and playing video games.
    iheartsweeping@aol.com

  309. Barbara M
    May 30, 2009 | 5:05 pm

    I’m all for children getting more physical activity.
    If they learn it as a child, a good chance they will carry it to adulthood.

  310. Stacy
    May 30, 2009 | 5:17 pm

    Fighting childhood obesity has to start with parents making sure their children eat a variety of foods and becoming more active.

  311. Pat
    May 30, 2009 | 5:18 pm

    At our house we have a chart and every one gets a star for completing chores and daily exercise. We give prizes for accomplishments. Thank you for the contest.

  312. Wendy Wallach
    May 30, 2009 | 5:21 pm

    I am not suprised to hear that childhood obesity is such as a problem considering the poor nutrition most children get in processed foods.

    madamerkf at aol dot com

  313. Robyn L Norris
    May 30, 2009 | 5:23 pm

    This is a wonderful contest and a great cause.

    Thank you! :)

  314. KIARA
    May 30, 2009 | 5:40 pm

    I would love to win this!
    austma7@aol.com

  315. stephanie fuller
    May 30, 2009 | 5:40 pm

    A great giveaway for a great reason!

  316. traci l ryan
    May 30, 2009 | 5:46 pm

    Count me in!

  317. Ann Fantom
    May 30, 2009 | 5:48 pm

    This is a great idea! Please enter me.

  318. Pat B
    May 30, 2009 | 6:10 pm

    Great giveaway, please enter me!

  319. Sandra K321
    May 30, 2009 | 6:18 pm

    And unfortunately many schools are shortening their recess/physical education time for kids so they get even less exercise.

  320. Sandra K321
    May 30, 2009 | 6:19 pm

    I subscribe to your feed via google reader.

  321. Brian N.
    May 30, 2009 | 7:01 pm

    Eat fruits and veggies from nature not dead animals from slaughterhouses. Peace

  322. Lynda C
    May 30, 2009 | 7:04 pm

    I’m on board and so is my son! I’m the one who needs the push to be active these days–not him.

  323. Ray
    May 30, 2009 | 7:30 pm

    would be great to win this

  324. laurie
    May 30, 2009 | 7:32 pm

    my sons like fruit more thans any candy, i have always had fruit either in the can or fresh and they grab it instead of the candy. thanks for the giveaway.

  325. Shelley
    May 30, 2009 | 7:37 pm

    Great idea!!

  326. Shelley
    May 30, 2009 | 7:38 pm

    I’m a subscriber!

  327. Susan Lee
    May 30, 2009 | 7:53 pm

    We’re working on it

  328. c.clemens
    May 30, 2009 | 7:56 pm

    i want the free coupons

  329. Vicky H.
    May 30, 2009 | 8:30 pm

    I’m glad that the kids in my life love their fruits and some veggies (can’t have a complete miracle, lol). I highly support the act of fighting childhood obesity.

  330. Joanne Schultz
    May 30, 2009 | 9:04 pm

    I think it’s a lot easier for kids to learn healthy eating and exercise habits when they are young, rather than being forced to learn them later in life out of necessity.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  331. Carol J StJohn
    May 30, 2009 | 9:16 pm

    I remember when we played outside all day long no matter what the weather…nowdays to much tv and fast food…good eating habits start in the home…I’m for anything that gets our children fit and healthy..

  332. vanessa
    May 30, 2009 | 9:29 pm

    I think it’s crucial to introduce healthy foods and give active gifts to kids like the site states.

  333. allan
    May 30, 2009 | 9:30 pm

    i dont subscribe but i still want to win

  334. vanessa
    May 30, 2009 | 9:31 pm

    i subscribe via email

  335. Ginny
    May 30, 2009 | 9:35 pm

    Such a great cause, I hope tons of people participate!

  336. Ginny
    May 30, 2009 | 9:36 pm

    Subscribed in bloglines

  337. Ginny
    May 30, 2009 | 9:37 pm

    Get your newsletter

  338. Ginny
    May 30, 2009 | 9:37 pm

    Button is up

  339. Danai
    May 30, 2009 | 9:46 pm

    We are trying to eat more fruit and veggies, especially during summer when we are home more.

  340. MRS.MOMMYY
    May 30, 2009 | 9:53 pm

    love this

  341. MRS.MOMMYY
    May 30, 2009 | 9:53 pm

    subscriber

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    May 30, 2009 | 9:53 pm

    newsletter

  343. Karen B
    May 30, 2009 | 9:54 pm

    Great idea!

  344. Kathy Luman
    May 30, 2009 | 10:25 pm

    This is a great idea.

  345. Samantha Crossley
    May 30, 2009 | 10:27 pm

    Great giveaway! I love Chiquita’s bananas! I could really use that $100 gift card, too!

  346. Angela Winesburg
    May 30, 2009 | 10:51 pm

    What a wonderful idea, please count me in, thank you!!! :)

  347. Janice Whitaker
    May 30, 2009 | 10:59 pm

    Great contest.I like your site too!

  348. Kristen O.
    May 30, 2009 | 11:03 pm

    Yummy!!! I’d love to try these!

  349. Shannon H
    May 30, 2009 | 11:48 pm

    Great giveaway, count me in please, thanks!

  350. shel
    May 30, 2009 | 11:51 pm

    I’m lucky my daughter prefers fruit and veggies over cookies and candy. What a great campaign for kids.

  351. shel
    May 30, 2009 | 11:51 pm

    I’m a subscriber

  352. shel
    May 30, 2009 | 11:52 pm

    I have your button
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  353. shel
    May 30, 2009 | 11:54 pm
  354. shel
    May 30, 2009 | 11:55 pm
  355. Janet F
    May 31, 2009 | 12:48 am

    I would like to enter.

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  356. Janet F
    May 31, 2009 | 12:49 am

    Feed subscribed.

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  357. Janet F
    May 31, 2009 | 12:50 am

    Newsletter subscribed.

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  358. Janet F
    May 31, 2009 | 12:50 am

    Button:
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  359. Joyce Pogue
    May 31, 2009 | 1:42 am

    These are great treats.

  360. MIKE GROESBECK
    May 31, 2009 | 3:38 am

    We always have healthy snacks on the kitchen counter. I’ve never heard of this product but would be willing to give it a try if I saw it in the grocery store.

  361. Darlene T
    May 31, 2009 | 5:30 am

    great giveaway

  362. Steven Weatherby
    May 31, 2009 | 6:02 am

    Nice giveaway-thanks.

  363. Angela Wilson
    May 31, 2009 | 6:17 am

    Now that the weather is nicer, get those kids outside to get their exercise!

  364. Sylvia Belle
    May 31, 2009 | 6:29 am

    Chiquita banannas are a staple at our house.

  365. Susan Ryberg
    May 31, 2009 | 6:31 am

    I support this. I was an obese child and am an obese adult.

  366. Cynthia C
    May 31, 2009 | 6:58 am

    Kids need lots of activity for both physical and mental health. Thanks!

  367. Pamela Callahan
    May 31, 2009 | 6:59 am

    I hope more parents follow this philosophy. Great contest!

  368. Carol Lawrence
    May 31, 2009 | 7:06 am

    Childhood obesity is a real problem,this generation is the only one that won’t live as long as the previous generation.

  369. Carol Lawrence
    May 31, 2009 | 7:07 am

    Yahoo reader RSS subscriber.

  370. Carol Lawrence
    May 31, 2009 | 7:07 am

    E-mail subscriber. jelly15301@gmail.com

  371. Christina G.
    May 31, 2009 | 7:40 am

    I could really use that $100 card. Thanks for the giveaway!

  372. merle
    May 31, 2009 | 7:40 am

    i am in.

  373. Christina G.
    May 31, 2009 | 7:41 am

    I subscribed via reader.

  374. Christina G.
    May 31, 2009 | 7:41 am

    I subscribed via email.

  375. Christina G.
    May 31, 2009 | 7:42 am
  376. Christina G.
    May 31, 2009 | 7:43 am
  377. Linda Fish
    May 31, 2009 | 7:44 am

    Everyone needs to get outside and move more

  378. Christina G.
    May 31, 2009 | 7:46 am
  379. Tracey Byram
    May 31, 2009 | 7:57 am

    I think the Wii is one of the greatest things to get kids up off the couch and exercising without seeming like exercise. I remember being outside all day every day playing when I was a kid. Saturday mornings was the only time I watched tv and as soon as the cartoons were over I was back outside.

  380. mindy
    May 31, 2009 | 8:00 am

    very nice thanks

  381. alicia wallace
    May 31, 2009 | 8:07 am

    Kids have to be interested in something at first, and then they don’t even realize they are moving and exercising!

  382. david solomon
    May 31, 2009 | 8:22 am

    great prize

  383. Laura
    May 31, 2009 | 8:24 am

    Over the past few months we have really increased our fruit and veggie intake. We’re trying lots of new recipes and everyone has more energy.

  384. valerie mabrey
    May 31, 2009 | 8:27 am

    what a great prize

  385. Ted M
    May 31, 2009 | 8:47 am

    A good contest and a good subject. Kids need more exercise and less computer and tv time.

  386. Jenn S.
    May 31, 2009 | 8:49 am

    Definitely support this idea.

  387. Carol G
    May 31, 2009 | 8:54 am

    I know that my family is lucky in the genetic draw that my grandchildren are long and rangy, but they have also always been active. Not so much in sports, but in general activities–although they can sleep heavily as well!

  388. Lynn H
    May 31, 2009 | 8:56 am

    Definitely a supporter!

  389. carol
    May 31, 2009 | 9:03 am

    love the idea…thanks for the great giveaway

  390. divaliz
    May 31, 2009 | 9:17 am

    great giveaway.

  391. Jacob
    May 31, 2009 | 9:22 am

    This is a good idea. It is getting out of hand!

  392. Jill Brott
    May 31, 2009 | 9:25 am

    With the wii you get moving and it helps bond with your kids.

  393. Denyse
    May 31, 2009 | 9:51 am

    Fantastic idea. I love this.

  394. Jill L
    May 31, 2009 | 10:04 am

    Love it! Thanks for the awesome contest!

  395. dreamer
    May 31, 2009 | 10:13 am

    awesome! my son loves bananas

  396. dreamer
    May 31, 2009 | 10:14 am

    rss subscriber

  397. dreamer
    May 31, 2009 | 10:14 am

    i have your button

  398. barbara wright
    May 31, 2009 | 10:34 am

    You know what? Regulating the amount of time the kids spend in PE is worthless. It’s HOW they spend the time that’s important. You can’t have 50 kids in a badminton class if you only have 20 badminton racquets! You also can’t have 50 kids having soccer in PE if you only have one soccer field. One of the PE teachers actually called PE “babysitting class” in front of me and was horrified that she’d said that in front of a parent.

    If there’s going to be a regulation, make it a REAL one – limit the number of kids in the class – require the kids to be MOVING for a certain number of hours – SOMETHING that makes actual sense – otherwise it’s just more political BS.

  399. Heather S
    May 31, 2009 | 10:36 am

    Great idea, we all need to get more active

  400. Michael Oelrich
    May 31, 2009 | 11:01 am

    A healthy body and a sound mind go together. Physical education truly is an important part of education.

  401. Tawnda
    May 31, 2009 | 11:04 am

    this is wonderful! Fruit has become so expensive!

  402. Tawnda
    May 31, 2009 | 11:04 am

    rss subscriber

  403. Erika Elizabeth Meyer
    May 31, 2009 | 11:14 am

    Huge giveaway! awesome!

  404. DeeAnn S
    May 31, 2009 | 11:31 am

    I taught my kids from an early age to eat lots of fruits and veggies. You have to start early to teach them good eating habits and make eating such foods fun. Let them help in the preparation and serving, get them involved. Grow a veggie garden and let them plant, weed, and care for it. Kids learn from their parents, and if they see them lazing around, they’ll do the same. Don’t be REactive, be PROactive! Thanks for this giveaway.

  405. Frances Carty
    May 31, 2009 | 11:47 am

    I could use the coupons.

  406. Julie Lawrence
    May 31, 2009 | 11:48 am

    Great contest!!

  407. Trisha R.
    May 31, 2009 | 11:50 am

    Great idea and cause – our kids need to be healthier and it starts with exercise.

  408. cathie m
    May 31, 2009 | 12:14 pm

    I’m on anything that would help fight obesity.

  409. g. l. penrod
    May 31, 2009 | 12:23 pm

    great giveaway!

  410. Cathie F
    May 31, 2009 | 12:28 pm

    I think this is a great idea

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    Love the idea..thanks!

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  416. Noreen
    May 31, 2009 | 1:14 pm

    so many kids and adults need to get active

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    May 31, 2009 | 1:57 pm

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    May 31, 2009 | 2:04 pm

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  420. Angela C
    May 31, 2009 | 2:12 pm

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  421. Brent Dotson
    May 31, 2009 | 2:12 pm

    I would like to win this. Would be useful for my family

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  423. Cathie F
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    I am a subscriber via e-mail.

  424. James
    May 31, 2009 | 2:28 pm

    Great prize

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  426. Dan R
    May 31, 2009 | 2:28 pm

    Yep, get those lazy videogame playing kids off the couch and send them outdoors!

  427. MIchaela Riedersberger
    May 31, 2009 | 2:49 pm

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  428. Katharine
    May 31, 2009 | 3:20 pm

    Childhood obesity is such a problem – we need to set a good example for our kids by eating right and exercising as adults.

  429. Keenan
    May 31, 2009 | 3:29 pm

    I’m a fan of fighting obesity! Great giveaway!

  430. Joannie
    May 31, 2009 | 3:41 pm

    As a teacher, I’m concerned about the alarming rate of childhood obesity. Glad to learn about IU2U and the Fit Kids Act. Kudos to these organizations for caring about kids!!!

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  434. Heidi Gail
    May 31, 2009 | 4:21 pm

    Wow! I had noticed more heavy kids lately, but had no idea there were so many. How sad.

  435. Elena
    May 31, 2009 | 4:30 pm

    Those fruit and veggie snacks look great! Thanks for the contest!

  436. Joy F
    May 31, 2009 | 4:40 pm

    This is a great idea. Thanks.

  437. Linda Lansford
    May 31, 2009 | 4:44 pm

    This is good

  438. lisa
    May 31, 2009 | 4:58 pm

    I never realized it was so prevalent. It is nice that these organizations are getting involved in making a difference.

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  443. Carolyn G
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    Great giveaway. This is a very important subject.

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  445. Megan
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  448. JIMMY
    May 31, 2009 | 5:26 pm

    I printed out the four week plan. We’re going to make the pitas tonight.

  449. serena
    May 31, 2009 | 6:08 pm

    this sounds great, awesome contest :)

  450. Alice
    May 31, 2009 | 6:17 pm

    We need more exercising in school for the kids.Sometimes it’s hard for them to get outside and play.

  451. Richard T.
    May 31, 2009 | 6:18 pm

    Nice prize – hope I win & I’m praying for our obese kids to get with it.

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    May 31, 2009 | 6:37 pm

    A real nice prize

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    May 31, 2009 | 7:00 pm

    Thank you.

  454. Courtney
    May 31, 2009 | 7:01 pm

    Kids have gotten so lazy.. especially with summer coming around, I think it gets worse.

  455. Rita
    May 31, 2009 | 7:18 pm

    This looks like a gret program to encourage kids to eat healthier & be active.

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  458. Jennifer W.
    May 31, 2009 | 7:36 pm

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  460. Scarlette
    May 31, 2009 | 7:55 pm

    I think kids need to play outside more and get rid of the video games!

  461. Yvonne Huff
    May 31, 2009 | 8:09 pm

    I agree with the exercise bit. It would be great if the adults followed the same rules.

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    May 31, 2009 | 8:25 pm

    Great prize. We eat a lot of fruit in our household.

  463. cranepuffin
    May 31, 2009 | 9:22 pm

    I’m a big supporter of this and would like to get more involved with it along with my kids.

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    May 31, 2009 | 9:32 pm

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    May 31, 2009 | 9:40 pm

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  466. Jason Lawless
    May 31, 2009 | 10:02 pm

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  471. Patricia Treskovich
    June 1, 2009 | 5:53 am

    good ideas to get kids moving and eating healthier foods

  472. pat
    June 1, 2009 | 6:15 am

    This is a great cause that has long been overlooked.

  473. Stefanie Hartman
    June 1, 2009 | 7:10 am

    This is such an important issue. Thank you for this great giveaway. Blessings

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  477. Lmay
    June 1, 2009 | 8:49 am

    This is a really good idea – in the same spirit, some local schools here in VA are letting children try fresh raw fruits and veggies to warm up their palate for adulthood and hopefully instill good habits. Hope this organization get tons of support!

  478. shawn
    June 1, 2009 | 10:06 am

    I think that eating healthy & exercise is great for everybody.

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    June 1, 2009 | 10:07 am

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  482. Gena
    June 1, 2009 | 10:52 am

    This is a good idea. Something really must be done for the future of our nation

  483. Michael Kuntz
    June 1, 2009 | 11:20 am

    It’s sad that so many kids are becoming obese. I guess that’s what happens with tv and video games.. nobody wants to play outside anymore.

  484. joan
    June 1, 2009 | 11:32 am

    A good program to assist in fighting obesity in our kids

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    June 1, 2009 | 11:45 am

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    June 1, 2009 | 11:47 am

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    June 1, 2009 | 11:47 am

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    June 1, 2009 | 12:09 pm

    You have the best giveaways!

  491. Alison
    June 1, 2009 | 12:10 pm

    Thanks! I don’t have children, but this sounds like a great initiative.

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    June 1, 2009 | 12:35 pm

    I love this!

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  496. Barbara
    June 1, 2009 | 12:58 pm

    I was an obese child and I know how miserable it is. I think it’s very important to find physical activities to do as a family, and encourage your child to participate in sports or some sort of physical recreational activity with their friends to be fit for life.

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    June 1, 2009 | 1:22 pm

    What a great giveaway!

  498. joanmurraycefalu
    June 1, 2009 | 1:47 pm

    Exercising and being active with your children is as important as diet!:)

  499. Maggie M
    June 1, 2009 | 1:52 pm

    Your link to the Petition isn’t working or else I would have signed it. I always incorporate banana, pineapple, or some type of fruit into my grand children’s daily snacks and meals. I am so on board with the IU2U.org’s diet and exercise programs for children (and adults) I found some great recipes while searching their web site for the Petition:) Parent’s need to STOP passing down their poor eating habits to their children!

    maggie@mannwieler.com

  500. Maggie M
    June 1, 2009 | 1:55 pm

    I am a subscriber by email :)

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    June 1, 2009 | 1:56 pm

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  503. brandlyn
    June 1, 2009 | 2:00 pm

    This is a great idea to support! This could really get kids and adults in shape.

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  505. Maggie M
    June 1, 2009 | 2:07 pm

    HAH! I found the Fit Act Petition and signed it! I have grandchildren in school and just starting school. I want them to receive adequate exercise and healthy food options in their schools. Kudos to 5M4M for your support and exposure of this very important Act.

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  506. Lindley A.
    June 1, 2009 | 2:21 pm

    This is great. I am glad to see most of the kids in my neighborhood are outside getting exercise and being healthy!

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    June 1, 2009 | 2:24 pm

    I subscribe to your newsletter.

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    June 1, 2009 | 2:35 pm

    I have added your button to my blog

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    June 1, 2009 | 2:40 pm

    I’ve spread the word via facebook.

  512. Amber
    June 1, 2009 | 2:48 pm

    I would love to win this and the coupons would be amazing as well! thanks

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  513. Mary M
    June 1, 2009 | 2:53 pm

    Awesome idea!

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    June 1, 2009 | 3:01 pm

    This is an excellent promotion!

  515. Rosey
    June 1, 2009 | 3:19 pm

    I think it’s a great idea to promote fitness. I am really miffed as to why and how physical education became almost a thing of the past for our children. Our whole generation loved to play outside, for hours on end!

  516. Rosey
    June 1, 2009 | 3:20 pm

    I subscribe. Thank you!

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    June 1, 2009 | 3:34 pm

    Wow!! Could we use this! What a great treat for summer!

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    June 1, 2009 | 3:35 pm

    I’m a subscriber.

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    June 1, 2009 | 3:36 pm

    I get the newsletter, too!

  520. tung ton
    June 1, 2009 | 3:59 pm

    count me in too.

  521. Shannon
    June 1, 2009 | 4:29 pm

    Very nice giveaway and a great cause!

  522. Julee Ellison
    June 1, 2009 | 4:30 pm

    I never see kids outside playing any more. Great idea! Thanks for the opportunity to win this!

  523. Dree
    June 1, 2009 | 4:38 pm

    I think this is such a good cause.

  524. Jennifer M
    June 1, 2009 | 4:56 pm

    You’ve encouraged me to take my kids out around the neighborhood more.

  525. Janna Johnson
    June 1, 2009 | 5:07 pm

    Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

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  526. Jill W
    June 1, 2009 | 6:32 pm

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    June 1, 2009 | 6:35 pm

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  531. carol
    June 1, 2009 | 7:11 pm

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  536. Claudia M
    June 1, 2009 | 8:13 pm

    what a great idea to promote fitness!!

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    June 1, 2009 | 8:15 pm

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  538. Christine V
    June 1, 2009 | 8:38 pm

    great idea to promote fitness

  539. Jacob LaFountaine
    June 1, 2009 | 9:13 pm

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  540. GENEVIEVE WARREN
    June 1, 2009 | 9:38 pm

    Obesity starts at a very young baby age, this is when the fat cells would develop and stay with the person! Fitness is #1 for everybody!

  541. Monique Rizzo
    June 1, 2009 | 11:53 pm

    We are trying to eat healthy and exercise a lot more! Thanks for the chance.
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  542. Latisha DePoortere
    June 2, 2009 | 12:45 am

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  545. quiltingreader
    June 2, 2009 | 1:59 am

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    June 2, 2009 | 2:19 am

    such a great idea

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    June 2, 2009 | 9:38 am

    This is a very good giveaway.

  548. Debbie T
    June 2, 2009 | 9:54 am

    Here is San Diego the school district is seriously discussing cutting out sports as a budget cutting measure. Life is about doing things not watching other people do things. Good for Chiquita!

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    June 2, 2009 | 9:54 am

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  550. Shelley Mitchell
    June 2, 2009 | 11:34 am

    I have been eating heathier and working out. I have lost 11 pounds so far!! 4 more to go!!

  551. Scotty McDuffy
    June 2, 2009 | 12:17 pm

    just getting kids outdoors is a great step to keeping them healthy and fit

  552. Anne D
    June 2, 2009 | 12:20 pm

    My kids love Chiquita.

  553. Tarah
    June 2, 2009 | 12:58 pm

    What a great giveaway! Thank you!

  554. Melissa
    June 2, 2009 | 1:37 pm

    great ideas here and a great giveaway!

  555. Amanda Caruthers
    June 2, 2009 | 2:00 pm

    I really love this idea. My daughter is going into the 3rd grade this year and in our school district they get 1 recess a day and only have P.E. 3 times a week.

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    June 2, 2009 | 4:14 pm

    wonderful idea! I subscribe!

  557. Alicia Bridenbaugh
    June 2, 2009 | 4:36 pm

    I love the ideas for my child. I am going to use some of them this summer. For example, a lot less TV and more time outside riding bikes.

  558. Debbie
    June 2, 2009 | 5:33 pm

    This is so wonderful! My girls LOVE fruit – and trying new fruits!

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    I subscribed to your newsletter.

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    Your button is on my blog!

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    June 2, 2009 | 6:05 pm

    I subscribe. This is the best idea yet!
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  562. April
    June 2, 2009 | 7:04 pm

    I think the Wii is the best electronic device invented for kids to get them moving that has come down the pike in along time.

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    I subscribe to your newletter.

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    June 2, 2009 | 8:33 pm

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    June 2, 2009 | 8:33 pm

    I subscribe

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    I get your newsletter

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    June 2, 2009 | 8:34 pm

    I have you button

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  572. Simone
    June 2, 2009 | 9:20 pm

    If only we can end childhood obesity, it would take us so far. Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

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  574. Catherine
    June 2, 2009 | 9:44 pm

    Thanx for the contest

  575. Sarah Hirsch
    June 2, 2009 | 9:54 pm

    I’m here to say, a chiquita is something you can eat every day.

  576. Ashley K
    June 2, 2009 | 9:55 pm

    I am so into this cause, especially since I have a little baby niece now and I want her to be as healthy as possible! Good for you for getting the word out via a contest!

  577. colleen
    June 2, 2009 | 10:28 pm

    great campaign with the kids being out of school soon!

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    June 2, 2009 | 10:28 pm

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  581. Stacy
    June 2, 2009 | 10:50 pm

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    June 2, 2009 | 11:03 pm

    I subscribe via google reader.

  583. Alicia
    June 3, 2009 | 12:00 am

    Very important cause.

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  584. carrie lim
    June 3, 2009 | 1:04 am

    This issue so needs to be address. I hope word gets out.

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    June 3, 2009 | 1:05 am

    I am a subscriber.

  586. Andrea D
    June 3, 2009 | 8:03 am

    Great information on the iu2u site!
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  587. Sue
    June 3, 2009 | 9:32 am

    I work in a middle school and the number of over-weight kids is staggering. I totally support this.

  588. Elizabeth J
    June 3, 2009 | 9:39 am

    My kids are pretty active but I worry about others kids. This sounds great!

  589. Dave
    June 3, 2009 | 10:22 am

    When I was a kid, I spent every moment I could running around outside. My nephew spends his childhood glued to his video games and computer monitor. At least the Wii has made him a little more active. Thank you for the chance to win.

  590. Jacqueline Matuza
    June 3, 2009 | 11:52 am

    It’s important to make sure there are clean, safe parks for kids to play in to combat obesity.

  591. sandra
    June 3, 2009 | 1:11 pm

    awesome, can’t wait to try the snacks

  592. Liz L.
    June 3, 2009 | 2:01 pm

    The fruit lovers in my house would adore this giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity.

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    June 3, 2009 | 2:02 pm

    I subscribe!

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  594. anna t.
    June 3, 2009 | 3:24 pm

    To help fight obesity in the family, I am trying to get my grandkids to eat healthier (more fruit & nuts and less sugar & soda).

  595. Dana
    June 3, 2009 | 4:48 pm

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  598. Dixie
    June 3, 2009 | 5:27 pm

    Childhood obesity often leads to a lifelong battle with being overweight.

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  600. Vicky Boackle
    June 3, 2009 | 7:11 pm

    please enter me in the sweeps.

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    June 3, 2009 | 7:12 pm

    Very nice prizes!

  602. Christine
    June 3, 2009 | 7:21 pm

    This is wonderful. It’s so hard to see so many obese children. Thank you!

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    June 3, 2009 | 7:22 pm

    I subscribe to your feed.

  604. Chris
    June 3, 2009 | 9:43 pm

    This is a great cause!

  605. Danielle
    June 3, 2009 | 10:19 pm

    Great idea! I love it!

  606. Jeremy
    June 3, 2009 | 10:33 pm

    It isn’t difficult to keep kids active, there are plenty of extracurricular activities available. The difficulty lies in the business of parents’ schedules.

  607. Miaelkaye
    June 4, 2009 | 7:50 am

    I think most kids enjoy being physical, especially when they are doing things outside.

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    June 4, 2009 | 7:51 am

    I’m a subscriber to the newsletter.

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  611. Jacqueline Matuza
    June 4, 2009 | 8:12 am

    I blogged about this.

  612. Connie P
    June 4, 2009 | 8:21 am

    Good cause-terrific giveaway.

  613. Sarah
    June 4, 2009 | 9:40 am

    enter me!

  614. Michael Capp
    June 4, 2009 | 10:39 am

    I’d love to win!

  615. Christina
    June 4, 2009 | 2:40 pm

    I’m so glad that someone is taking a stand on childhood obesity! There’s no reason for it – later on in life stress, operations, childbirth et. al. can cause weight gain, but this is something with which children should not be burdened!

  616. Christina
    June 4, 2009 | 2:40 pm

    I’m a proud subscriber to the 5 Minutes For Mom newsletter (for an extra entry)!

  617. Letessha Williams
    June 4, 2009 | 3:11 pm

    Love to win this!

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    June 4, 2009 | 3:12 pm

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    June 4, 2009 | 3:24 pm

    Spreaded the word on facebook!

  623. Cheryl Fellows
    June 4, 2009 | 3:30 pm

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  624. Janice Wright
    June 4, 2009 | 4:08 pm

    I do believe childhood obesity leads to adult obesity. Good giveaway!

  625. Christine
    June 4, 2009 | 4:15 pm

    It’s hard to believe that we can’t raise healthier kids in this country.

  626. Marjo G
    June 4, 2009 | 5:04 pm

    It’s so sad that to eat healthy actually costs more than eating junk. To purchase fresh fruits, and healthy foods, you need to spend more. This prize would definitely help to make the right choices for food for the family.

  627. Melissa
    June 4, 2009 | 5:04 pm

    This is invaluable information. I have such a great concern myself for my son because weight problems seem to run in my family. Right now he is healthy but I do get very nervous in regard to what the future holds.

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  633. Amy Hemphill
    June 4, 2009 | 6:39 pm

    As a Mom of 2 active boys and a Middle school teacher, help support the petition. Let’s keep our country fit.

  634. Amy Hemphill
    June 4, 2009 | 6:39 pm

    I’m a subscriber!

  635. allyson ayala
    June 4, 2009 | 7:24 pm

    i didn’t know so may childern were considered obese. it’s overwelming

  636. Melisa Burgess
    June 4, 2009 | 7:57 pm

    My nephew gets picked on because of his weight. Boys can be so cruel about weight issues.

  637. Sandy Y
    June 4, 2009 | 8:41 pm

    Sounds great!

  638. Rob Nease
    June 4, 2009 | 9:21 pm

    A great giveaway and a great reminder for us all to take an active stance in the fight against obesity!

  639. JoeyfromSC
    June 4, 2009 | 9:37 pm

    Great contest!! I have begun to eat more healthy so this will really help!

  640. JoeyfromSC
    June 4, 2009 | 9:38 pm

    I subscribe to your blog via email

  641. JoeyfromSC
    June 4, 2009 | 9:39 pm

    I am following you on twitter

  642. JoeyfromSC
    June 4, 2009 | 9:39 pm

    I tweeted about your contest:

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  643. JoeyfromSC
    June 4, 2009 | 9:44 pm

    I subscribed to your newsletter which is different from subscribing to the blog if I understand it correctly lol

  644. Tracy
    June 4, 2009 | 11:04 pm

    Great giveaway, we heart fruit here, and try to take walks together after dinner!

  645. Renee C
    June 5, 2009 | 12:26 am

    Very cool giveaway. My kids love fruit.

  646. mitchell h
    June 5, 2009 | 4:35 am

    good idea, cool giveaway, thanks much! (freaaa@gmail.com)

  647. Patti Berry
    June 5, 2009 | 5:54 am

    Yummy!

  648. Patti Berry
    June 5, 2009 | 5:56 am

    Yummy in my tummy!

  649. Fiddledeedee
    June 5, 2009 | 6:49 am

    I love this campaign!

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    June 5, 2009 | 6:50 am

    Your button is in my sidebar!

  651. Fiddledeedee
    June 5, 2009 | 6:50 am

    And of course I subscribe!

  652. Aisha
    June 5, 2009 | 8:35 am

    I’m so glad we have a site like IU2U.org. My family and I are definitely going to support this.

  653. Aisha
    June 5, 2009 | 8:43 am

    I’m a subscriber.

  654. Aisha
    June 5, 2009 | 9:27 am

    I twittered this giveaway @ aishawed

  655. Aisha
    June 5, 2009 | 9:30 am

    Your button is in my sidebar.

  656. Selene M.
    June 5, 2009 | 10:18 am

    This is a great program. Childhood obesity is definitely a social and health problem.

  657. Selene M.
    June 5, 2009 | 10:20 am

    I’m an RSS subscriber.

  658. Jacqueline Matuza
    June 5, 2009 | 10:24 am

    I blogged about this!

  659. quinn
    June 5, 2009 | 10:38 am

    Great idea!

  660. Jeanette H.
    June 5, 2009 | 11:44 am

    Great blog! I love the get active ideas. My daughter is very active, my son…not so much.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    JH33194(underscore)2002(at)yahoo.com

  661. Larry W. Harms
    June 5, 2009 | 12:11 pm

    Our son is not underweight, but it is hard to find pants that fit him. He is almost four years old. 2T fits his waist, but are too short. 3T-4T is the right length, but waaay too big in the waist.

    I think instead of making bigger jeans for today’s generation of obese children, jeans should be sold in variable waist sizes. I know fighting obesity isn’t just the jean companies responsibility, but it seems to me that selling pants with standard oversized waist sizes promotes this dangerous trend.

  662. Larry W. Harms
    June 5, 2009 | 12:14 pm

    I subscribe..

    and sorry about the last rant. I like the ideas presented in this article. It is true that there are numerous ways to get in the recommended exercise. It is also true that the parents need to exercise too, so as to set a good example for the kids.

  663. Beth
    June 5, 2009 | 1:07 pm

    This is a great giveaway, and it brings attention to an important issue.

  664. ravzie
    June 5, 2009 | 1:17 pm

    That you for bringing this to light. Parents need to be strong, say no to video games and set good examples for the children.

  665. Char
    June 5, 2009 | 1:24 pm

    My kids are running, climbing, jumping little maniacs. They wear me out. I hope they don’t pick up any bad/lazy habits from me as they grow older.

  666. Melissa O.
    June 5, 2009 | 1:35 pm

    I love this website. It is important that we teach kids to be active when they are young and how fun it is to be outside playing in a “real” world and not one of video games.

  667. Melissa O.
    June 5, 2009 | 1:36 pm

    I am a subscriber!

  668. Sabrina
    June 5, 2009 | 3:33 pm

    Would love this to help encourage my kids and myself to eat right. :-)

  669. Deborah R
    June 5, 2009 | 4:42 pm

    I believe we’re at a critical point when it comes to teaching our children to eat healthy and get exercise. But we can’t count on our schools to accomplish this – this has to come from the home. We can do it!

  670. Christina Brunetti
    June 5, 2009 | 6:31 pm

    I would love to have this.

    Thanks,

    darkfyre1(at)gmail(dot)com

  671. Deci Worland
    June 5, 2009 | 8:35 pm

    Children will develop taste for what they are given. Fruits and veggies instead of potato chips and hot dogs.

  672. Cynthia Shern
    June 5, 2009 | 8:39 pm

    JeansandTs@hotmail.com
    It is so hard to get the kids to leave the cakes and cookies alone. Then you have to motivate them to go out and play because they won’t do it on their own. You can not leave children outside alone these days. You have to co-ordinate their play time with your free time. It is such a struggle to do the right things. Thank-you for hosting a giveaway that can get some better quality food to the children.

  673. Donna Holmberg
    June 5, 2009 | 10:07 pm

    My whole family loves bananas, and I TOTALLY agree that today’s kids need more exercise.

  674. Donna Holmberg
    June 5, 2009 | 10:09 pm

    I subscribe to the newsletter

  675. Donna Holmberg
    June 5, 2009 | 10:09 pm

    I follow the feed in Google Reader

  676. Renee T
    June 5, 2009 | 11:09 pm

    I totally support better food and fitness for kids…and their families

  677. Brittney O
    June 6, 2009 | 12:43 am

    I subscribed

  678. steve stone
    June 6, 2009 | 1:02 am

    support the cause

  679. Lorri S
    June 6, 2009 | 1:30 am

    I remember when I was young, it was punishment if we weren’t allowed to go outside and play everyday! Things sure have changed.

  680. James Jenkins
    June 6, 2009 | 4:28 am

    wow, great contest

  681. Carol M.
    June 6, 2009 | 7:56 am

    I totally agree that parents should be active with their kids. And in most cases the parent needs the excercise too!!

  682. whippetmom
    June 6, 2009 | 8:11 am

    I’m always trying to get more fruits and vegetables into our diet.

  683. James Jenkins
    June 6, 2009 | 8:13 am

    great contest

  684. jan koontz
    June 6, 2009 | 9:57 am

    just to cool

  685. Eric Breunig
    June 6, 2009 | 10:14 am

    Very good contest

  686. Marianna
    June 6, 2009 | 2:07 pm

    Cool! Thanks for the chance to win!

  687. scottsgal
    June 6, 2009 | 3:52 pm

    This is a great idea – count me in for the great contest

  688. Linda
    June 6, 2009 | 3:53 pm

    We are doing alot more activities outside this summer. Riding bikes,taking walks, playing ball are just a few.

  689. Amy
    June 6, 2009 | 3:55 pm

    I share on Facebook!

  690. Angie
    June 6, 2009 | 5:22 pm

    I am an email subscriber: pricousins at aol dot com

  691. Angie
    June 6, 2009 | 5:23 pm

    I have the button on my blog.

  692. Angie
    June 6, 2009 | 5:24 pm
  693. Angie
    June 6, 2009 | 5:25 pm

    I get the 5M4M newsletter.

  694. pat ramey
    June 6, 2009 | 5:50 pm

    what a great contest

  695. littlepurpleroom
    June 6, 2009 | 6:30 pm

    Great post about a serious problem.

  696. Jamie
    June 6, 2009 | 6:48 pm

    It’s so easy to make changes when you do it as a family!

  697. damon
    June 6, 2009 | 8:32 pm

    Fantastic idea, I love this!

  698. Paul Duca
    June 6, 2009 | 10:12 pm

    I can certainly use a gift card to buy healthy…

  699. Brian E.
    June 7, 2009 | 2:17 am

    Thanks for the giveaway…Turn off the TV, game consoles, & computers and send your kids outside to play !!!

  700. Carlene
    June 7, 2009 | 8:18 am

    Please include me in your giveaway.
    Thanks
    carlene
    iluvreading(at)verizon.net

  701. xenia
    June 7, 2009 | 9:43 am

    What a great idea and a wonderful giveaway, thanks!

  702. Carol S
    June 7, 2009 | 10:45 am

    This is important for all of us.I know I have not been the greatest at motivating my son-so thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win

  703. kathy
    June 7, 2009 | 11:35 am

    great prizes, would love to win! thanks!

  704. Jennifer Clowers
    June 7, 2009 | 11:51 am

    I’m happy to see sponsors for this! Thanks for the chance!

  705. shirley Hicks
    June 7, 2009 | 12:00 pm

    if mine want a snack they have to eat fruit…i hardly ever buy junk food

  706. Vickie Bartlett
    June 7, 2009 | 12:06 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway. I guess I was lucky when my son was growing up. He was always outside.

  707. Vickie Bartlett
    June 7, 2009 | 12:06 pm

    I have your button

  708. Michelle
    June 7, 2009 | 12:35 pm

    Wow, those statistics are scary! We’re trying to keep our kids healthy. It’s not always easy but it’s better than the alternative!

  709. Michelle
    June 7, 2009 | 12:36 pm

    I have your button!

  710. Michelle
    June 7, 2009 | 12:36 pm

    I received the newsletter!

  711. Adrienne Gordon
    June 7, 2009 | 4:42 pm

    super idea.

  712. Jaclyn Reynolds
    June 7, 2009 | 7:36 pm

    Would love to win, my kids love bananas. :)

  713. David Mattucci
    June 8, 2009 | 8:31 am

    Great Cause

  714. SheilaBee
    June 8, 2009 | 11:57 am

    Yummy banannas!

  715. Andria
    June 8, 2009 | 12:39 pm

    I would love a chance to win. Thank you.

  716. Donna
    June 8, 2009 | 1:11 pm

    This is great! Our children need to be healthier.

  717. Jacqueline Matuza
    June 8, 2009 | 1:32 pm

    I subscribed!

  718. Beth
    June 8, 2009 | 1:57 pm

    great idea. go bananas!

  719. Douglas S
    June 8, 2009 | 4:45 pm

    I subscribe..
    thank you for the giveaway !

  720. Jennifer
    June 8, 2009 | 5:50 pm

    Thanks for spreading the word about this epidemic.

  721. Daniel M
    June 8, 2009 | 8:44 pm

    all the junk in the food (and the junk food) is getting out of hand these days

  722. israel y
    June 8, 2009 | 8:55 pm

    thanks for the chance to win this gift card!

  723. julieh
    June 8, 2009 | 9:23 pm

    Kids need to learn from their parents to make better food choices now, before they become adults. Helping kids make choices like fruit and bananas, and getting exercise, are some of the most important skills we can give our children.

  724. Michele P.
    June 8, 2009 | 9:41 pm

    In today’s sit down society, it is easy for kids to put on the pounds without much effort. Thanks for bringing awareness to a problem that confronts our children today-and lets us know that as parents, we need to urge our children to be more physically active in order to avoid childhood obesity!

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

  725. Michele P.
    June 8, 2009 | 9:41 pm

    subscribe in google reader

  726. Candie L
    June 8, 2009 | 9:57 pm

    I am glad schools are starting to notice potential problems at a younger age. Our school does the BMI and lets the parents know areas of concern

  727. Ashley
    June 8, 2009 | 9:59 pm

    this is a serious problem and i’m glad to see it being addressed

  728. June
    June 8, 2009 | 10:29 pm

    1 family at a time, 1 child at a time. Exercise and healthy snacks can make a difference. Way to go, Chiquita!

  729. Jennifer McCullar
    June 9, 2009 | 7:49 am

    I believe a most Childhood Obesity can be cured through proper eating. A strict limit on Video games and TV can get children on the move. Most important children learn by what they see. So as a parent set an example.

  730. Jennifer McCullar
    June 9, 2009 | 7:50 am

    I have your button. Thanks.

  731. Jennifer McCullar
    June 9, 2009 | 7:51 am

    I’m a newsletter subscriber, thanks.

  732. Jennifer McCullar
    June 9, 2009 | 7:51 am

    I’m a subscribe in google reader, thanks.

  733. Jody
    June 9, 2009 | 8:54 am

    I subscribe to your email.

    Jody

    visionquest2020 (at) msn (dot)com

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    June 9, 2009 | 8:54 am

    I subscribe to your RSS feed.

    Jody

    visionquest2020 (at) msn (dot)com

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    June 9, 2009 | 8:55 am

    I have your button

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  736. Susan
    June 9, 2009 | 9:12 am

    Such a good cause!

  737. Jennifer C.
    June 9, 2009 | 9:51 am

    Great idea to get and keep kids healthy for life.

  738. Jennifer C.
    June 9, 2009 | 9:52 am

    I subscribe to your newsletter.

  739. Pat
    June 9, 2009 | 10:36 am

    We love fruit at our house!

  740. John Urbigkeit
    June 9, 2009 | 10:36 am

    Really Good Info on this site. Thanks

  741. Patricia C
    June 9, 2009 | 10:38 am

    Children need to be more active and parents need to be more selective in the types and amount of snacks that they have at home.

  742. Pamela S
    June 9, 2009 | 11:13 am

    Coming from a family that has obesity on both sides, we work hard to instill healthy habits in our children. thanks so much!

  743. rachael s
    June 9, 2009 | 3:00 pm

    i would love to win!

  744. rachael s
    June 9, 2009 | 3:02 pm

    i subscribe to the feed

  745. rachael s
    June 9, 2009 | 3:03 pm

    i also subscribe to the newsletter

  746. Janine
    June 9, 2009 | 3:03 pm

    I would like to win!!

  747. Carla
    June 9, 2009 | 3:04 pm

    Some kids who come to my house for Trick Or treat actually choose a banana or apple instead of candy!

  748. Janine
    June 9, 2009 | 3:04 pm

    i posted on twitter too…

  749. Janine
    June 9, 2009 | 3:04 pm

    and I follow you

  750. Marge Sooter
    June 9, 2009 | 4:02 pm

    I totally support this.

  751. Megan B.
    June 9, 2009 | 4:29 pm

    Great giveaway, thanks for the opportunity!

  752. angie
    June 9, 2009 | 11:44 pm

    These sound great and so healthy!

  753. Sonya
    June 10, 2009 | 12:50 am

    This is a great giveaway! Thanks!

  754. Connie
    June 10, 2009 | 2:03 am

    My son has a banana every morning with his breakfast. I think this idea is awesome.

  755. Dawn Sollitto
    June 10, 2009 | 5:11 am

    This is a great idea! Thanks!

  756. Elsie
    June 10, 2009 | 6:08 am

    We love fruit, and tennis for everyone in the family…
    makes a great difference!

  757. LindaD
    June 10, 2009 | 8:17 am

    My family is bananas for bananas!

  758. Jeff
    June 10, 2009 | 8:18 am

    I would like to contribute to less obesity.

  759. Terra Heck
    June 10, 2009 | 9:52 am

    I think it is very important for children to be active. Please count me in to win.

  760. Terra Heck
    June 10, 2009 | 9:53 am

    I’m an e-mail subscriber.

  761. Vickie Bartlett
    June 10, 2009 | 10:34 am

    newsletter subscriber

  762. Theresa D
    June 10, 2009 | 10:37 am

    Its a good thing that we are becoming much more aware of the problem. Taking care of weight issues early will solve a lot of health issues later in life

  763. Charity S.
    June 10, 2009 | 11:24 am

    Let’s fight childhood obesity!

    Thanks

  764. Charity S.
    June 10, 2009 | 11:25 am

    I subscribe via reader.

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    June 10, 2009 | 11:27 am
  766. Charity S.
    June 10, 2009 | 11:28 am

    I get the newsletter.

  767. Angela McCray
    June 10, 2009 | 11:39 am

    The Chiquita Challenge has great tips and ideas for family fitness.

  768. Ken Robinson
    June 10, 2009 | 12:44 pm

    Healthy fruit snacks. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

  769. TeresaN
    June 10, 2009 | 1:59 pm

    The Fit Kids Act is wonderful!!

    :) Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! :)

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    June 10, 2009 | 2:01 pm

    I subscribe to you RSS feed via blogger

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  771. TeresaN
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  774. KellyKelly
    June 10, 2009 | 2:27 pm

    This is such a great idea

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  779. Lori Walker
    June 10, 2009 | 3:07 pm

    sounds great, please enter me

  780. Karrie Millheim
    June 10, 2009 | 3:11 pm

    great idea, thankyou for the giveaway

  781. Jennifer M
    June 10, 2009 | 3:23 pm

    Thanks for the great giveaway, and great material to think about.

  782. Heather Weber
    June 10, 2009 | 3:32 pm

    “Nana” was one of my daughter’s first words!! We love this giveaway!

  783. Heather Weber
    June 10, 2009 | 3:35 pm

    I tweeted!

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    June 10, 2009 | 3:37 pm

    Following on Twitter.

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  785. Mary
    June 10, 2009 | 3:56 pm

    get a move on ;-) always a great idea!

  786. Jennifer gersch
    June 10, 2009 | 4:10 pm

    I wold love to spread this idea

  787. Susan Smith
    June 10, 2009 | 4:12 pm

    I try to get my kids to eat healthy Good cause

  788. smythbr
    June 10, 2009 | 4:14 pm

    Great idea

  789. Laura G
    June 10, 2009 | 4:59 pm

    bananas and apples are a big hit here

  790. Craig Johnson
    June 10, 2009 | 6:14 pm

    This contest is the bomb y’all!!!

  791. ranae lynn anderson
    June 10, 2009 | 6:43 pm

    we keep fruits around 4 our gran s all the time-thanks

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  793. Sheila R
    June 10, 2009 | 8:30 pm

    What a wonderful idea! It seems like this is the age of fast food and sweets. I support this 100%
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    June 10, 2009 | 8:31 pm

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    June 10, 2009 | 8:31 pm

    I subscribe to your newsletter.
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  796. Kristi
    June 10, 2009 | 8:41 pm

    I think this is a great idea.

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    June 10, 2009 | 8:41 pm

    subscriber

  798. casey
    June 10, 2009 | 8:53 pm

    I fully support this cause!

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    I subscribe to your feed

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    June 10, 2009 | 8:54 pm

    Is subscribe to the 5M4M newsletter

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    June 10, 2009 | 8:54 pm

    I have your button on my blog- http://www.aubutfamily.blogspot.com

  802. Cindy
    June 10, 2009 | 9:01 pm

    Awsome idea!!

  803. Ed VanEtten
    June 10, 2009 | 9:11 pm

    I prefer Gorilla’s Choice bananas

  804. Terry C
    June 10, 2009 | 9:24 pm

    Very informative website and a very important subject. Thanks!

    braaisjo at gmail dot com

  805. Tina
    June 10, 2009 | 9:27 pm

    We love fruits and veggies in this house and keep active with soccer and swimming :)

  806. Terry C
    June 10, 2009 | 9:27 pm

    I subscribe to your feed

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  807. Mimi the kitten
    June 10, 2009 | 9:37 pm

    Thank you for the chance, and God bless you.

  808. susan
    June 10, 2009 | 10:01 pm

    This is a great idea!

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    June 10, 2009 | 10:02 pm

    I’m a subscriber.

  810. susan
    June 10, 2009 | 10:03 pm
  811. Maleesa
    June 10, 2009 | 10:11 pm

    My kids love fruit I can hardly keep enough in the house, great ideas!

  812. carma
    June 10, 2009 | 10:14 pm

    please enter me. This is a great initiative!

  813. carma
    June 10, 2009 | 10:15 pm

    I receive your newsletter

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    June 10, 2009 | 10:15 pm

    I subscribe to your blog

  815. phillip stacy
    June 11, 2009 | 12:12 am

    Parents need to educate their kids on how to take care of their bodies.

  816. Adrian Lamont
    June 11, 2009 | 12:54 am

    This is great, please count me in.

  817. Lee Taylor
    June 11, 2009 | 1:20 am

    Great giveaway offering!

    My little ones love Chiquita fruits and snacks!

    Please, include us in your drawing!

    Thanks and ‘good luck’ to all!

  818. Lee Taylor
    June 11, 2009 | 1:22 am

    I’m a subscriber via email!

    leandrew_taylor@yahoo.com

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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    June 11, 2009 | 1:32 am

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    June 11, 2009 | 1:39 am

    I follow you on Twitter and ‘Tweeted’ this giveaway!

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    God bless!

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    June 11, 2009 | 1:47 am

    I subscribe to your RSS feed via Google Reader!

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  822. Laura Emerson
    June 11, 2009 | 1:47 am

    When I was younger my mom always told us to play inside instead of sitting around watching tv. I love that she instilled the love of being outside in me. She also always told us to grab an apple instead of something sweet. Today I do the same with my children, making sure they spend time doing outside sports or just enjoy walking. I always keep fresh fruit and vegetables for them to snack on as well.

  823. Christie
    June 11, 2009 | 3:42 am

    Playing outdoors is best but not always feasible. A Wii is a great way to get exercise inside.

  824. Paula Harmon
    June 11, 2009 | 5:02 am

    My dd’s nickname isn’t Chubby-huggy for nothing! I try to get her moving every single day. We’ve started walking the dog everyday too, she is even on the chubby side!

  825. Erma
    June 11, 2009 | 5:18 am

    I would love the chance to win, thanks.

  826. Sheila Veit
    June 11, 2009 | 6:16 am

    nice prize

  827. Brenda Howard
    June 11, 2009 | 7:59 am

    This is a great project, very interesting and healthy, thanks for the giveaway

  828. Tammie
    June 11, 2009 | 8:03 am

    Fighting childhood obesity with a healthy, nutritional approach… good for the mind AND body! ;)

  829. Philip Chung
    June 11, 2009 | 8:11 am

    Thank you, this topic is one that hits pretty close to home for me. Here’s to fighting childhood obesity!

  830. Anissa
    June 11, 2009 | 9:02 am

    Ooh a giftcard and fruits and veggies! Great giveaway!

  831. ladyvon5845
    June 11, 2009 | 10:00 am

    This is a very good idea. In the area that I live there seems to be quite a few overweight kids and teens. But I think the schools changing their lunching idea’s will help also.

  832. Kristyn Martin
    June 11, 2009 | 10:13 am

    I would love to win this for my family. Eating healthy is becoming more important to us every day. We want our little boy to grow up healthy and have a positive start in life.

  833. alissa
    June 11, 2009 | 10:43 am

    yummm…these sound awesome! thanks for the chance to win!

  834. Gloria S
    June 11, 2009 | 10:46 am

    Great prize!

  835. Marie
    June 11, 2009 | 11:08 am

    This is a great idea!

  836. Molly K
    June 11, 2009 | 11:21 am

    What a great cause!!!

  837. Mazell DeJesus
    June 11, 2009 | 11:25 am

    I’m all for it!

  838. kimberly b
    June 11, 2009 | 11:27 am

    I’m in!! Thanx for the contest.

  839. Mary
    June 11, 2009 | 11:29 am

    Linked from coupon geek love to learn anything to combat obesity,it runs in the family.

  840. alycep
    June 11, 2009 | 11:35 am

    This cause is great! Our kids need to get outside more and play and also to eat heathier food. The prize is a great one as well.

  841. Kate
    June 11, 2009 | 11:41 am

    What a great way to curb the horrible obesity trend! I signed the petition.

  842. Nicole Gladitz
    June 11, 2009 | 12:07 pm

    Thanks for the contest.

  843. Justine Pierson
    June 11, 2009 | 12:10 pm

    I think more parents need to show their kids a good example, I’m tired of the overweight parents complaining about their kids sitting on the couch all day while they do the same, get real!!

  844. Samantha Miller
    June 11, 2009 | 12:25 pm

    Thanks. This would be great!

  845. Samantha Miller
    June 11, 2009 | 12:26 pm

    I am signed up for your newsletter.

  846. Samantha Miller
    June 11, 2009 | 12:26 pm

    I am subscribed in google reader.

  847. Samantha Miller
    June 11, 2009 | 12:27 pm
  848. Lisa G.
    June 11, 2009 | 12:29 pm

    What a great cause! Thanks!

  849. Lisa G.
    June 11, 2009 | 12:30 pm

    I’m an email subscriber. Thanks!

  850. Pamela S
    June 11, 2009 | 12:34 pm

    My hubby and I both have a lot of obesity on both sides of our family so we’re very conscious to try to teach our children healthy eating habits and the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Thanks so much!!

  851. shawna
    June 11, 2009 | 12:37 pm

    Luckily we have a very active daughter who likes to wear herself out!

  852. katrina v
    June 11, 2009 | 12:49 pm

    Yes, we must fight childhood obesity! Children are not as active as they used to be.

  853. Angie (Losing It and Loving It)
    June 11, 2009 | 1:01 pm

    Can’t believe I missed this post. Love the idea of the proposed Fit Kids Act. Looks like an amazing organization. I’ll be checking it out for sure.

  854. Angie (Losing It and Loving It)
    June 11, 2009 | 1:02 pm

    I’m a subscriber via RSS, thanks

  855. Angie (Losing It and Loving It)
    June 11, 2009 | 1:03 pm

    I have your button on my personal blog http://angierambles.blogspot.com

  856. Tammy Darling
    June 11, 2009 | 1:17 pm

    I’m glad to hear about this. Our kids need physical activity for both physical & mental reasons.

  857. Jennifer Hedden
    June 11, 2009 | 1:45 pm

    enter me

  858. Joshua
    June 11, 2009 | 1:52 pm

    thanks for the post

  859. Jeanine B.
    June 11, 2009 | 1:55 pm

    Signed the petition – important stuff for our kids.

  860. katie
    June 11, 2009 | 2:11 pm

    Great cause! Please count me in to win :)

  861. Mildred Perez
    June 11, 2009 | 2:17 pm

    I would love to win this prize.

  862. Adele
    June 11, 2009 | 2:43 pm

    Unfortunately, childhood (and adult) obesity seems to be spreading – no pun intended. More fruits and vegetables will help. Thanks for this offer.

  863. Aisling
    June 11, 2009 | 2:56 pm

    Phys Ed for kids in school is extremely important and it doesn’t have to mean competitive sports. My granddaughters are in a very small school that doesn’t have athletic teams. They do some standard sports, but sometimes Phys Ed means a nature walk or a trip to the roller rink, and yoga is always available to them.

  864. Miranda Allen
    June 11, 2009 | 3:11 pm

    please enter me

  865. Ron Miller
    June 11, 2009 | 3:12 pm

    Boy could I use this!

  866. Renee Davila
    June 11, 2009 | 3:13 pm

    This has lots of info Thank you

  867. Lindsay
    June 11, 2009 | 3:35 pm

    This would be such a great thing to win. Thanks for the giveaway.

  868. ktanjatk
    June 11, 2009 | 4:33 pm

    Great article and great giveaway!
    Count me in, thanks :)

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    June 11, 2009 | 4:33 pm

    subscriber

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    June 11, 2009 | 4:34 pm

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  872. Dillon
    June 11, 2009 | 4:55 pm

    This had a lot of really great info. Thanks for putting up such a great giveaway.

  873. Stephanie
    June 11, 2009 | 5:57 pm

    I think that Get In The Act! is a wonderful thing for kids!

  874. Beverley Justice
    June 11, 2009 | 6:06 pm

    This is an enormously important act for the health of our children, and grandchildren.

  875. Michelle Simons
    June 11, 2009 | 6:34 pm

    It tis important and i wish i had this when i was a child cause i would of not been chunky and teased.

  876. Dallan Elk
    June 11, 2009 | 6:34 pm

    I think my kids may be monkeys with the bananas

  877. Melanie
    June 11, 2009 | 6:35 pm

    I think that childhood obesity is becoming scarily common. Good health habits should start at a young age!

  878. Susan Ledet
    June 11, 2009 | 6:39 pm

    Thank you for promoting this and helping more people become aware of this problem.

  879. Susan Ledet
    June 11, 2009 | 6:39 pm

    I subscribe.

  880. Susanna
    June 11, 2009 | 6:41 pm

    As an educator, I totally support this!

  881. Greg
    June 11, 2009 | 6:41 pm

    This is such a great prize. I’ve been trying to get my family to eat healthier so this would be a great first step.

  882. Sherry Eckman
    June 11, 2009 | 6:44 pm

    This is so true! We try to get our kids moving..even a game of catch in the yard is better than laying around watching the tube!

  883. Stacey
    June 11, 2009 | 6:46 pm

    Childhood obesity is definitely a problem in this country. We encourage our kids to play outside and eat healthy. They are very active and hopefully will stay that way as they get older!

  884. Annemarie
    June 11, 2009 | 6:54 pm

    I would love this!!

  885. hazel hunt
    June 11, 2009 | 6:59 pm

    I would love to win!

  886. Sweetpeas
    June 11, 2009 | 7:01 pm

    I’d love to win!

  887. Amy L
    June 11, 2009 | 7:13 pm

    Too many kids are stuck inside with video games, computers, and cell phones. It’s up to parents to set an example and to find creative ways to get them outside and active.

  888. Amy Leach
    June 11, 2009 | 7:14 pm

    I subscribe to 5M4M emails

  889. Amy L
    June 11, 2009 | 7:15 pm

    I have your button on my sidebar

  890. Kathryn Deardorff
    June 11, 2009 | 7:16 pm

    Great idea!

  891. Catherine Copeland
    June 11, 2009 | 7:21 pm

    it is such a shame that so many young people these days do not make healthy food choices. parents need to push more veggies and fruits and encourage their kids to be kids and get out there and play

  892. Julie
    June 11, 2009 | 7:38 pm

    We try to eat healthy

  893. Lisa H
    June 11, 2009 | 7:43 pm

    My family loves fruit and we’re working on extra physical activity.

  894. Peter Orlowski
    June 11, 2009 | 7:44 pm

    Being active and eating right would solve most of the problems, Thank You!

  895. Donna Porter
    June 11, 2009 | 7:52 pm

    The healthier the diet, the healthier the kids’ eating habits become, which is especially important with all the dieting issues children and teens face today.

  896. Andrea D
    June 11, 2009 | 8:02 pm

    Great information! Thanks for the giveaway!

  897. Karen M
    June 11, 2009 | 8:57 pm

    I love healthy eating ideas. Thanks for the giveaway.

  898. Cole Evans
    June 11, 2009 | 8:59 pm

    Healthy kids are an essential. Go health! Yeah Kids!!!!

  899. Renee G
    June 11, 2009 | 9:08 pm

    Please include me. This is great.

  900. Dan
    June 11, 2009 | 9:12 pm

    I would really like to win this prize. The gift card would make it nice to be able to spend a little extra on some healthy snacks.

  901. Jillian Veit
    June 11, 2009 | 9:28 pm

    sounds like a great program

  902. Kayce Crews
    June 11, 2009 | 9:44 pm

    Count me in.

  903. Auriette
    June 11, 2009 | 10:20 pm

    I’m trying to work more fruit into our diet, and we’ve made a pledge to try to walk more for exercise. This is a great opportunity for someone to get some extra fruit portions for free!

  904. Sue
    June 11, 2009 | 10:20 pm

    I’m on board with the Chiquita Family Challenge.

  905. Don D
    June 11, 2009 | 10:22 pm

    Great contest…would be wonderful with my 4 kiddos.

  906. Denise
    June 11, 2009 | 10:28 pm

    This is a wonderful and well-needed cause. In my house, I have stopped buying chips and as many sweets as in the past. Fresh fruits and crisp veggies are becoming the snacktime norm. Thank you!

  907. Geoff K
    June 11, 2009 | 10:51 pm

    Such a great cause! I signed the Fit Kids Act Petition and will pass along many of the tips and healthy recipes to my sister and other friends with children to get them active and fit. Any way to incorporate more fruits and veggies into our diets and to get us moving is definitely needed. Thanks for the giveaway!

  908. Geoff K
    June 11, 2009 | 10:52 pm

    I’m an email newsletter subscriber – thanks!

  909. Geoff K
    June 11, 2009 | 10:53 pm

    I subscribed to your RSS feed – thanks!

  910. Tricia @ Night Owl Mama
    June 11, 2009 | 10:53 pm

    Great cause- Fight child hood obesity

  911. Tricia @ Night Owl Mama
    June 11, 2009 | 10:54 pm

    I subscribe to emails

  912. Geoff K
    June 11, 2009 | 10:54 pm

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  913. Tricia @ Night Owl Mama
    June 11, 2009 | 10:54 pm

    I have your button on my blog

  914. Geoff K
    June 11, 2009 | 10:55 pm

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  915. Geoff K
    June 11, 2009 | 10:57 pm
  916. Tricia @ Night Owl Mama
    June 11, 2009 | 10:57 pm
  917. Tricia @ Night Owl Mama
    June 11, 2009 | 10:58 pm

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  918. Tina H.
    June 11, 2009 | 11:00 pm

    Diabetes runs in the family, so we strive to be active!

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  919. Stacey M
    June 11, 2009 | 11:07 pm

    What a great idea. I’m all in.

  920. fiona
    June 11, 2009 | 11:07 pm

    This is a great giveaway!

  921. fiona
    June 11, 2009 | 11:08 pm

    i subscribe to newsletter

  922. Stacey M
    June 11, 2009 | 11:10 pm

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  923. Stacey M
    June 11, 2009 | 11:10 pm

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  924. Colleen Yamamoto
    June 11, 2009 | 11:15 pm

    great idea! Thanks.

  925. kay wolter
    June 11, 2009 | 11:19 pm

    sounds amazing for almost 13 year old Son…Mom who needs to lose 50+Pounds and a Diabetic Dad who needs to lose 50+ wow this sounds great

  926. Tricia @ Night Owl Mama
    June 11, 2009 | 11:23 pm

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  927. Andrea B
    June 11, 2009 | 11:24 pm

    Kids need to play outside where they can be active and creative.

  928. Crystal F
    June 11, 2009 | 11:28 pm

    Great idea! Thank you!!

  929. Crystal F
    June 11, 2009 | 11:29 pm

    I’m an email subscriber!

  930. Crystal F
    June 11, 2009 | 11:30 pm

    I’m an rss feed subscriber!

  931. Tricia @ Night Owl Mama
    June 11, 2009 | 11:30 pm

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  932. Gianna
    June 11, 2009 | 11:40 pm

    Please enter me :)

  933. vivian
    June 11, 2009 | 11:41 pm

    this is nice ty

  934. Jammie
    June 11, 2009 | 11:41 pm

    Awesome giveaway. I myself have been obese since child hood and I am trying to fight it now

  935. Salleefur/Jesslyn
    June 11, 2009 | 11:50 pm

    Obviously learning healthy habits begin at home, but schools could help by providing more physical ed time and for heaven’s sake stop serving all the junk food in the cafeteria and those vending machines!

  936. Chrysa
    June 11, 2009 | 11:50 pm

    Great prize! Thanks for the giveaway!

  937. Salleefur/Jesslyn
    June 11, 2009 | 11:50 pm

    I am an email subscriber

  938. Chrysa
    June 11, 2009 | 11:50 pm

    I’m subscribed to your RSS feed.

  939. Tammy
    June 12, 2009 | 12:07 am

    Thanks we’re always looking for new healthy snacks around here!

  940. Tammy
    June 12, 2009 | 12:08 am

    I have the button on my blog

  941. Vicki Andrew
    June 12, 2009 | 12:23 am

    instead of going on line to see what is going on you need to get out side and walk around to see for yourself

  942. Rachel
    June 12, 2009 | 12:31 am

    Thats great what IUTU is doing to fight obesity. Its a good idea to start eating healthy while your young.

  943. Liz S
    June 12, 2009 | 1:05 am

    The Fit Kids Act is a great way to begin reversing childhood obesity trends. Long term medical complications result from the poor dietary choices being made today, as well as the lack of exercise further exacerbating the problem.

  944. Amanda G
    June 12, 2009 | 1:25 am

    Wow, the coupons themselves are a terrific prize!

    Thank you so much for the chance to win, we love Chiquita! :)

  945. Jan
    June 12, 2009 | 2:21 am

    Thank you for a great giveaway. I would really like to win!

  946. Forgetfulone
    June 12, 2009 | 2:40 am

    I’m all for this!

  947. Forgetfulone
    June 12, 2009 | 2:40 am

    I am a subscriber.

  948. Roxanne
    June 12, 2009 | 3:27 am

    My boys are active in baseball, football, hunting, trapping and fishing. Bananas provide much needed energy for them to stay active.

  949. Claire
    June 12, 2009 | 3:54 am

    Thanks!

  950. Erica Julien
    June 12, 2009 | 5:13 am

    This is a great giveaway!! And so important, I see 959 comments, so hopefully 959 people (if not more) have been able to check out this message.

  951. Steve M
    June 12, 2009 | 5:38 am

    For fitness, Against fatness!

  952. Kimberly Pruitt
    June 12, 2009 | 5:47 am

    This is a great idea for a giveaway!

    Thank you!

  953. louise werre
    June 12, 2009 | 5:56 am

    Very practical gift. Most families can enjoy the bananas–except 3 of my children that are allergic to latex. Thanks for the great prizes!

  954. Angela E
    June 12, 2009 | 6:25 am

    I totally support this

  955. Teresa E
    June 12, 2009 | 6:52 am

    This is great! Our family is playing with the Wii to keep fit!

  956. Marilyn
    June 12, 2009 | 7:00 am

    hmm…I can already taste the fruit

  957. Erin Walsh
    June 12, 2009 | 7:26 am

    Thanks for the chance & totally support the cause. Especially scince I was an obese child myself. Luckily my son seems to have inherited his father’s genes when it comes to this.

  958. Erin Walsh
    June 12, 2009 | 7:27 am

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    June 12, 2009 | 7:27 am

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  960. Phyllis Adams
    June 12, 2009 | 7:30 am

    What a great website , tons of information. thanks for the giveaway!

  961. David W Hawkins
    June 12, 2009 | 7:34 am

    Let’s hear it for fruit….Yay!!!!

  962. Gaines Simmons
    June 12, 2009 | 8:26 am

    Children need to participate in more sports and reduce their consumption of junk-processed foods. Thank you.

  963. Becky Grady
    June 12, 2009 | 8:27 am

    My kids and I like to sign up for charity walks, then train for them. It keeps us motivated. Thanks!
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  964. Patrice P.
    June 12, 2009 | 8:41 am

    I see more and more overweight children these days, and I feel sorry for them knowing that they will likely face struggles with their weight and health problems. Any program that gets kids more active and eating healthy is good one.

  965. Carolyn Ireland
    June 12, 2009 | 8:55 am

    As a teacher, I see kids putting absolute garbage into their little bodies every day and I’m on a mission to change that!

  966. georgie
    June 12, 2009 | 8:56 am

    I didn’t know kids need 1 hour of physical activity each day or most days of the week. When we were young though you didnt have to make us get outside and play, we were happy to do that.
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    June 12, 2009 | 8:57 am

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  969. Becky
    June 12, 2009 | 8:58 am

    I love to get my kids healthy snacks.

  970. Christine Jensen
    June 12, 2009 | 8:59 am

    Great giveaway! I would love to try some Chiquita snacks!

  971. Christine Jensen
    June 12, 2009 | 9:01 am

    Newsletter subscriber

  972. Christine Jensen
    June 12, 2009 | 9:01 am

    Feed subscriber

  973. joan ferris
    June 12, 2009 | 9:02 am

    This is a great idea. They should have come up with it sooner, but at least they came up with it.

  974. kathy pease
    June 12, 2009 | 9:17 am

    Thanks for the GREAT giveaway
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    June 12, 2009 | 9:18 am

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  976. Dddiva
    June 12, 2009 | 9:27 am

    Wonderful giveaway- there are some good ideas- it sure is different from when I was growing up and we were going going going (physically) all the time.

  977. Dddiva
    June 12, 2009 | 9:27 am

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    June 12, 2009 | 9:28 am

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    June 12, 2009 | 9:29 am
  980. Dddiva
    June 12, 2009 | 9:32 am

    Not for an entry but since I no longer have the time to keep up with all of the blog giveaways on my site I added a permanent Mr. Linky so everyone can add their giveaways, please feel free to put yours up if you like. :)

    http://www.myloonyverse.com/2008/09/giveaways-you-might-enjoy.html

  981. Angela Palmer
    June 12, 2009 | 9:38 am

    It’s such a shame that we have to legislate the basics back into education. I had PE from 1st through 10th grade. Now we have to kick our kids out the door to get some exercise.

  982. Brian D.
    June 12, 2009 | 10:21 am

    It’s sad to see people have to be forced to be active but I’m very glad we don’t have that problem at our house. A little inactivity would sometimes be nice.

  983. Marcy Strahan
    June 12, 2009 | 10:52 am

    I love your We ~Wii idea! I so want to get one of those!
    In the mean time we go crabbing & fishing, swimming & to the park & camping!

    I am ready to End Childhoos obesity at least in my home.

    Plus, I need to loose some weight too!

  984. Marcy Strahan
    June 12, 2009 | 10:53 am

    I subscribe!

  985. marci p
    June 12, 2009 | 10:58 am

    We’ve got three kids and I’d love this! Thanks for the contest

  986. Kathy Scott
    June 12, 2009 | 11:00 am

    I think that video games are going to be the death of our children.

  987. Elizabeth
    June 12, 2009 | 11:07 am

    Yay for childhood physical activity!!!

  988. Elizabeth
    June 12, 2009 | 11:10 am

    Newsletter subscriber!

  989. Elizabeth
    June 12, 2009 | 11:11 am

    Feed subscriber

  990. Elizabeth
    June 12, 2009 | 11:12 am

    I have your button

  991. Elizabeth
    June 12, 2009 | 11:12 am
  992. Elizabeth
    June 12, 2009 | 11:14 am

    I blogged here

  993. David W.
    June 12, 2009 | 11:20 am

    Up with childhood physical activity. get outside!

  994. Emily N.
    June 12, 2009 | 11:22 am

    I really support this idea!

  995. NAOKO Y
    June 12, 2009 | 11:29 am

    MY HUBBY SEZ HE WAS AN OVERWEIGHT KID

  996. Tesa S.
    June 12, 2009 | 11:36 am

    My son needs to get outta the house this summer!!!

  997. Tesa S.
    June 12, 2009 | 11:36 am

    I’m a subscriber.

  998. Lily Kwan
    June 12, 2009 | 11:56 am

    Please enter me into the contest. Thanks!

  999. Lily Kwan
    June 12, 2009 | 11:57 am

    I subscribed to your feed.

  1000. Lily Kwan
    June 12, 2009 | 11:57 am

    I signed up for your newsletter.

  1001. Jillian Varela
    June 12, 2009 | 11:59 am

    kids need to stop playing so many video games and go outside and play good ol’ games like tag and freezetag and jumprope and such

  1002. Caroline Fisher
    June 12, 2009 | 12:34 pm

    This is a great issue to be aware of.

  1003. Amy
    June 12, 2009 | 12:35 pm

    I am fighting this issue right now with my 9 year old daughter. She is the only one of my children that has a hard time getting moving both at school and at home. She is overweight and it causes her hardship I wouldn’t wish on anyone. This summer, I have dedicated myself to making sure she moves at least 2 hours a day. We are walking and talking and playing and concentrating on teaching her good eating habits. Hopefully this will lead to her making better decisions as far as school goes and I’m trying to implement a policy at our small school that does away with the candy and chips and other inappropriate rewards they give. Being in the small area we are in, everything works well except the fact that they are not helping in such a way as to help prevent things such as obesity(as seen by the fact that half the students have a weight issue). It is definitely something to be concerned about!

  1004. Amy
    June 12, 2009 | 12:41 pm

    Subscribed to RSS

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    June 12, 2009 | 12:41 pm

    Subscribed to email!

  1006. Amy
    June 12, 2009 | 12:41 pm

    Following on twitter and tweeted! http://twitter.com/amyswinningways/status/2134136996

  1007. Lauren Sickenberger
    June 12, 2009 | 12:42 pm

    Great cause and great issue to be aware of.

  1008. Lori C.
    June 12, 2009 | 12:42 pm

    It is good to eat whole foods.

  1009. Trisha Balmer
    June 12, 2009 | 12:53 pm

    My 11 year old son is always a concern of mine. :) And keeping him healthy is at the top of the list! We sure would love those VIP coupons! We love fruits and veggies at our house! His favorite veggie is brussell sprouts!

  1010. John Stetson
    June 12, 2009 | 1:02 pm

    Great idea, fitness should be a family priority.

  1011. sally wess
    June 12, 2009 | 1:06 pm

    this is a serious problem, and i’m so glad people are finally aware of it. you must teach yourself before you can teach your children to eat healthy.

  1012. sally wess
    June 12, 2009 | 1:06 pm

    i’m a happy subscriber

  1013. SGG
    June 12, 2009 | 1:09 pm

    We are a very fit family, including my 9 yr old son and 13 yr old daughter. Getting exercise is a part of life for us just like brushing our teeth. It’s just one of those things you do every day. Hopefully that will stay with my children throughout their lives.

  1014. SGG
    June 12, 2009 | 1:28 pm

    I twittered.
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  1015. Tim
    June 12, 2009 | 1:35 pm

    When I was younger we had gym every other day and it was nice, now they have taken it away.

  1016. sarah lehan
    June 12, 2009 | 1:44 pm

    Get everyone outside more! Thanks for the contest.

  1017. Brittany Rebello
    June 12, 2009 | 1:50 pm

    I would LOVE to win these coupons!

  1018. Brittany Rebello
    June 12, 2009 | 1:55 pm

    i subscribe

  1019. Belinda Shaw
    June 12, 2009 | 1:58 pm

    My grandkids love to eat grapes and this is a great giveaway!

  1020. Jesse Sereno
    June 12, 2009 | 2:27 pm

    I work with the American Diabetes Association in Ft. Lauderdale Florida, and am a health advocate. Being overweight puts these children at a huge risk for type 2 diabetes and awareness needs to be made… I agree with you!

  1021. Dan
    June 12, 2009 | 2:46 pm

    What a great giveaway

  1022. Gabriel J.
    June 12, 2009 | 3:22 pm

    Please, enter me, great prize!!! I would love to win this.

  1023. Cindy
    June 12, 2009 | 3:24 pm

    I think the Nintendo wii is a great tool in helping kids get active.

  1024. Mary Day
    June 12, 2009 | 3:29 pm

    Wish my my had known how to make me a healthy vegetarian instead of loading everything with bacon fat!

  1025. Jessica Miller
    June 12, 2009 | 4:23 pm

    Please enter me thank you!:)

  1026. Laura Kornak
    June 12, 2009 | 4:26 pm

    Thanks for such a great website! The more people learn the better we can all handle this problem of obesity & do something about it!

  1027. Destinee
    June 12, 2009 | 4:34 pm

    Thanks so much for posting about this…and the contest is great! My little brother (14 y/o) is highly overweight…and I’m a strong supporter in making a difference to our future generations!!

  1028. brian
    June 12, 2009 | 4:40 pm

    Please enter me.

  1029. Heather
    June 12, 2009 | 4:55 pm

    One of the reasons we homeschool is that I don’t believe schools put much emphasis on healthy living. I’m glad Chiquita is getting on board and promoting healthy lifestyles!

  1030. Jay F
    June 12, 2009 | 5:03 pm

    Bananas are so good for you, and so tasty.

  1031. Kelly Grant
    June 12, 2009 | 5:54 pm

    I would love to win this

  1032. Christy W.
    June 12, 2009 | 5:55 pm

    This is a great idea, My families health is very important to me.

  1033. Lisa
    June 12, 2009 | 5:56 pm

    Yep! We need to get kids MOVING!!

  1034. Lisa
    June 12, 2009 | 5:57 pm

    I’m a subscriber.

  1035. charline s
    June 12, 2009 | 6:10 pm

    Exercise is very important for all of us!

  1036. Phyllis Jenkins
    June 12, 2009 | 6:20 pm

    My grandkids schools are staying open for a lunch and exercise program 11:00 – 1:00. Nickelodeon helped fund the program with a fitness theme contest.

  1037. Barbara
    June 12, 2009 | 6:30 pm

    Thanks for the contest!

  1038. Sue
    June 12, 2009 | 6:39 pm

    I think that we should take a part in helping to fight the obesity problem especially with children

  1039. Andrea
    June 12, 2009 | 6:46 pm

    I think that this is just another symptom of the degeneration of the family unit, we are not spending any of our meals together, cooking together, etc. and it all leads to eating junk food and snacks, eating on the run, and bad habits in general.

  1040. Lu Ann
    June 12, 2009 | 7:02 pm

    I drive a school bus and I see so many kids that are over weight. It’s really sad.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  1041. Sarah Z
    June 12, 2009 | 7:10 pm

    My daughter and I love to be active together – our goal is to walk in the mornings before school/work!
    Thanks

  1042. Tiffany
    June 12, 2009 | 7:14 pm

    It is totally up to us as parents! Lets be good examples!

  1043. Tiffany
    June 12, 2009 | 7:14 pm

    I subscribe to your newsletter.

  1044. Tiffany
    June 12, 2009 | 7:15 pm

    I am a subscriber.

  1045. Barbara Rawe
    June 12, 2009 | 7:27 pm

    Childhood obesity is at an all time high because children stay indoors and watch TV or bury their heads in a computer or gameboy. How sad they don’t know how to play. Scheduling mealtime with healthy foods and activities will “fill the bill”.

  1046. Mary Beth
    June 12, 2009 | 7:27 pm

    This is a great thing to do.

  1047. Beverly M
    June 12, 2009 | 7:36 pm

    this is a great idea , kids need to learn to eat better and parents should be supportive of change

  1048. Maja
    June 12, 2009 | 7:41 pm

    great contest

  1049. Maja
    June 12, 2009 | 7:41 pm

    subscriber

  1050. John Deal
    June 12, 2009 | 7:44 pm

    I worry when I see so many kids who are grossly overweight. I think we need more softball, football, etc and fewer video games. Fat thumbs are preferable to fat kids.

  1051. Leon Chan
    June 12, 2009 | 8:19 pm

    If every child, men, and woman just exercise pior to the duration of watching a television show. No body would be obese. So get up, and get in shape? I recently started biking everyday, and I’ll tell you what. I feel great then I have ever been.