Fall’s the perfect time to spend time with the family, and experience epic outdoor adventures. One of my favorite fall adventures is traveling. The children are in school so lengthy vacations are not possible, but jumping in the car and heading to the mountains for a hike and picnic surely isn’t. It’s something we try to do at least once a month, we love spending time in nature together talking, laughing, smelling the great outdoors, and getting exercise.
Another special activity I enjoy doing with my children is evening walks in the fall and spring. It’s the perfect temperature to be outside. My toddler is now old enough to go with us, talk and have fun. It’s so awesome, walking, talking, enjoying each others company, and watching nature change daily. There’s several trees we pay attention to, it’s absolutely amazing how quickly they change.
The leaves change from green to beautiful reds, orange and yellows. As the days pass we watch the leaves slowly fall from the tress. The other day we had a nice burst of wind, guess what most of the leaves are gone. It’s absolutely amazing how fast fall happens, it often reminds me to cherish these times I spend walking with my children. Every day that we walk by and the fall takes over, my children have grown another day.
Falls not only a time to enjoy the perfect temperature, walks in the park, but it often reminds me that as fast as fall takes over my children grow older. It reminds me to cherish my family, keep them healthy and keep out our little family walks.
When I was asked to take part in Together Counts, I didn’t even have to think about it. Help promote a nationwide program that’s dedicated to inspiring active and healthy living. No questions asked, this is something I am proud to be part of. It’s important to not only balance the calories we eat with the calories we burn, but our children too.
I’ve been guilty of being tired from a long day, coming home and tossing something into the oven for my children, because it’s easy. It’s something I haven’t done in a long time, it’s important for families to be healthy and balance calories taken in with the calories we burn.
It’s important for healthy living to start at home and continue in school. Energy balance is the key to wellness. If you visit the Together Counts you can find some great information, activities and more. Be sure to head on over and check it out.
Together Counts also has the Win for Your School Campaign. This is dedicated to help schools support Energy Balance. Together counts is offering a chance to win a $30,000 grant and new playground. OH MAN, how many schools would want this wonderful grant? The children would love a new playground, and think of the health benefits The winning school with be sporting an amazing NEW PLAYGROUND!
What’s the deal, how do you enter? Head over to the Together Counts website. Classrooms are asked to share their vision for making their school a healthier place for a chance to win the $30,000 grant and more! Here’s the fabulous details:
- Identify Energy Balance needs at your school from both sides of the Energy Balance scale! Both food and physical activity.
- Write a goal statement that will help you to meet or address needs.
- Crate a action plan, what will help the students meet the goal.
- Engage your school’s stakeholders in the process.
About the prize:
- Grand Prize – Schools have a chance to win a Grand Prize – $30,000 Grand Prize and an Ultimate Energy Balance Party.
- Second Prize – Winning classes will each receive a $10,000 grant.
- Third-Place – Will each receive $5,000 grant.
- There will also be a teacher/mentor of the grand-prize winning team that will receive a 5-night stay in a 2 bedroom suite at a Club Wyndham resort.
If you or someone you know wants to take advantage of this super duper opportunity they can visit Together Counts.
Together counts isn’t just for schools, it’s for home as well. Swing by and find something to do as a family, download a Together Counts Activity Sheet, learn how fun being active together is. You can also find great parent tips, learn more about Girl Scouts, parent volunteers, time saving tactics, tips for talking to your children, and so much more. It’s tons of wonderful information all in one spot.
Together counts is the first of it’s kind! They are brining together more than 195 retailers, food and beverage manufactures, restaurants, sporting goods and insurance companies, trade association and non-governmental organization, and professional sports organization. It’s purpose is to get more families eating and getting active together. It’s about moderation, not “good food vs. bad.”
Hey, come join us at the the Together Counts Twitter Party. The fun will be October 17th from 8-9 PM EST, follow the hashtag #TogetherCounts!
Want to learn more about this amazing campaign? You can find Together Counts: