WE CAN! Giveaway

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to the launch of the WE CAN! joint initiative of NIH_and_Subway.

To recap
NIH stands for National Institutes of Health

Subway is that great sandwich shop with Jared Fogle as the spokesperson. If you recall Jared lost weight eating Subway subs each day.

The event was a PEP rally for local school children led by Jared; Laila Ali, former boxing champion and Dancing with the Stars finalist; and Tab Ramos, Olympic soccer star.

PEP stands for

Play more
Eat right
Push away the Screen

We CAN! stands for

Ways to
Activity and

Now that we have the facts, I’d like to explain to you how the WE CAN! Program helps me and my family. If you are like me, you strive to create a healthy lifestyle for your children. And if you are also like me you succeed most of the time, but then there are those days when there are too many activities in the evening and there isn’t time to cook. On these nights I’ve been known to grab whatever food is available and make a meal. Sometimes it isn’t the healthiest food. But, I always know that I will do better at the next meal.

I provide my children with opportunities for play and exercise. I encourage my children to eat healthy meals both inside and outside the home. I limit their screen time. But, inevitably we have that day when the TV is on all day.

So, Subway/NIH sent me a huge box of toys to help my family get active. The box contained:

  • $10 Subway gift card
  • jumprope
  • velcro paddleball
  • inflatable t-ball plus ball
  • butterfly net
  • sidewalk chalk
  • bubbles
  • frisbee
  • butterfly garden seeds
  • soccer ball
  • baseball
  • playground ball

Since it is National TV Turn-Off Week, I’d like to giveaway another box of toys and a $10 Subway gift card listed above to help your family Play more, Eat right, and Push away the screen.

Are you ready to take the PEP Pledge? Here’s Jared from Subway and Laila Ali along with a group of school children from the PEP Rally with their PEP Pledges. Jared, Laila, and the kids pledged to Play more, Eat right, and Push away the screen.

To enter the giveaway:

Leave me a comment on how you plan to keep your family active and healthy. I plan to keep the TV off as much as possible during weeknights, so that we can play outside more. What are you going to do?

For an extra entry:

  • Subscribe to this blog in a reader.
  • Follow me on twitter.
  • Follow this blog.
  • Tweet this giveaway and leave url of tweet.

28 comments for “WE CAN! Giveaway

  1. 3boyzmom
    April 22, 2009 at 5:17 am

    I plan on taking the kids and dogs for a walk at least every other evening!!!

  2. 3boyzmom
    April 22, 2009 at 5:19 am

    I’m now following you on Twitter!

  3. 3boyzmom
    April 22, 2009 at 5:25 am
  4. Laurie
    April 22, 2009 at 7:55 am

    We are walking in the Race for the Cure and plan to get out and walk for at least 30 minutes after my husband gets home from work.


  5. blp3
    April 22, 2009 at 11:58 am

    as grandparents we attend sporting events of grandchildren, babysit them, play with them, run after them – we keep each other on the go

  6. ms-texas
    April 22, 2009 at 11:58 am

    I have actually been eating subway instead of fast food hamburgers for the last few months AND have lost 20 lbs as a result – Now I’m still trying to get on that treadmill… just not there yet


  7. blp3
    April 22, 2009 at 11:59 am

    Subscribed to this blog in a reader

  8. ms-texas
    April 22, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    i subscribed in my google reader


  9. blp3
    April 22, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    Follow you on twitter

  10. blp3
    April 22, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    Following this blog

  11. ms-texas
    April 22, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    started following on twitter


  12. blp3
    April 22, 2009 at 12:03 pm
  13. ms-texas
    April 22, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    started following this blog


  14. ms-texas
    April 22, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    I tweeted about the giveaway!



  15. Bonnie S.
    April 22, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    We are planting a garden. Everyone gets their own rows to take care of.

  16. Bonnie S.
    April 22, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    I follow you on twitter.

  17. DawnS
    April 22, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    After homework and before dinner we are now spending one hour outside each day after school for bike riding, walks, roller blading etc… The kids take turns picking the activity each day.

  18. Jen
    April 22, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    I plan on getting out for an hour each morning with the kids, an hour with the dog while the kids nap each afternoon, and an hour + each evening once my husband gets home. We will be using lots of sunscreen!!!

  19. Shelly
    April 22, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    Less TV, more playing outside

  20. Joan
    April 22, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    We love hiking so in honor of Earth Day, we’re going to take a hike AND pick up litter along the way.

    jconcilio (at) ydr (dot) com

  21. Deb
    April 22, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    It’s funny how when I was a kid Mom had to nag us to come inside, we wanted to stay out and play as long as possible! Times have sure changed! I bought some cheap kites for the kids and a couple of nicer ones for hubby and me and our family has discovered that we LOVE flying kites!

  22. joahsgrandma
    April 22, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    I take my grandsons for long walks … if it rains we put on raincoats and go anyway.

  23. joahsgrandma
    April 22, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    I’m following you on Twitter – slmiresse

  24. Jill
    April 23, 2009 at 12:47 am

    I plan to take my kids outside on EVERY nice day to play in the yard. They love to run, climb, and ride bikes!
    jillk77 at aol dot com

  25. Tia
    April 23, 2009 at 2:32 am

    We have been trying to go on walks more frequently.

  26. The Demille's
    April 23, 2009 at 4:33 am

    We go for a walk every morning and then when my husband gets home from work we walk to the park and we play with our little one! We also moved our tv out of our living room, we put books and toys where the tv used to be. Now we watch less tv because its not so accessible!
    We are now following your blog! Way excited!

  27. noreen
    April 23, 2009 at 6:27 am

    we take a walk to a local park after dinner besides the usual dancing that happens at our house all day long and the races we have entered

  28. noreen
    April 23, 2009 at 6:28 am

    follow blog

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