2015 Nutrition Month Youth Photo Contest
February 19, 2015
Recreation directors, municipal leaders, coaches, school athletic directors, and managers of community organizations will be encouraged to engage with children and youth in their communities to complete weekly healthy eating and physical activity challenges throughout Nutrition Month (March 2015). Youth will be encouraged to post photos to EGaP’s new Twitter page (@EatGreatNL) which shows them completing the weekly challenge for a chance to win a prize. Youth can complete the weekly challenge more than once for more chances to win.
The weekly challenges include:
Challenge #1 (March 2-6): Fill Your Plate with Vegetables and Fruit!
This challenge encourages youth to add more vegetables and fruits to their plates every day. Whether it’s adding a banana to breakfast cereal or stirring in frozen vegetables to a favorite casserole, youth are asked to submit photos of themselves or others enjoying their favorite vegetable and/or fruit.
Challenge # 2 (March 9 -13): Quench Your Thirst with Water First!
This challenge encourages youth to be more mindful about the beverages they drink. Beverages such as juice, fruit drinks, and soda have a lot of sugar and extra calories and should be enjoyed occasionally and in small amounts. Youth are asked to submit photos of themselves or others enjoying water when they’re thirsty. Don’t forget to get your 2 glasses of milk every day too!
Challenge #3 (March 16 -20): Get On the Go!
This challenge highlights the importance of physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle. Youth are encouraged to submit photos of themselves or others leaving the TV, computer and video games inside and getting “on the go” e.g., taking the stairs, going on a lunchtime walk with friends, a family skate or any other form of recreation or physical activity.
Challenge #4 (March 23-27): Take Time to Eat!
This challenge highlights the benefits of enjoying meals as a family. Youth are encouraged to submit
photos of themselves planning, cooking and/or eating a meal with their family.
Challenge #5 (March 30-April 3): Eat Great While you Participate!
This challenge highlights the importance of healthy snacking while participating in physical activity. Youth are encouraged to submit photos of themselves and their friends/family/team mates enjoying healthy snacks at the rink, at the pool, at the gym, at the recreation centre….. anywhere they enjoy being active!