It’s Up To You: ($100 VISA/MC Giveaway)

May 23, 2009 by  
Filed under family topics, giveaways, kids

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for your participation.
The winner is comment #130: Matt
Congratulations! is a site dedicated to fighting childhood obesity by helping families keep fit, stay active and have FUN achieving healthier goals together. Their goal is to get the word out on the Fit Kids Act to get healthier food options in schools nationwide and just give families another option for collecting healthy lifestyle tips.

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

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

Their goal is to secure 100,000 signatures so Washington will take notice and make changes.

It’s Up 2 U!
12.5 million American children are overweight. By 2010, 20% of American children will be obese. Isn’t it time we make a change? Get on board with the Fit Kids Act today at Then, check out the four-week Chiquita Family Challenge complete with menus, daily fitness and activity charts , kid-friendly recipes from Chef Robert Rainford and lifestyle tips from Dr. Oz’s HealthCorps at


To help spread the word, IU2U is sponsoring a giveaway!

  • Grand Prize: $100 VISA/MC gift card (1 winner)
  • Runner-Ups: $25 VIP coupons for free samples of Chiquita Fruit and Veggie Bites including Apples with Cinnamon Creme and Pineapple Bites with Coconut (5 winners)

To enter:

  • Stop by before midnight, May 31st and check out their site.
  • Then come back and mention comments one thing you found interesting. That’s it!
  • A random winner will be selected and notified via email shortly thereafter.
  • The winner will then have 3 days to claim their prize.

To earn extra entries, you may do one or all of the following. Each one counts as an extra ticket but you must leave a separate comment for each one.

This giveaway is open to US addresses. Good luck!

About the Author: Kailani:
Owner of An Island Life. A flight attendant and mother to 3 beautiful girls. . . living a blessed life in Hawaii.
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550 Responses to “It’s Up To You: ($100 VISA/MC Giveaway)”
  1. 1
    Lisa says:

    In the last 30 years the number of obese children has tripled. Very sad.
    Blessings ~ Lisa

  2. 2
    Lisa says:

    I also subscribe to your feed.
    Blessings ~ Lisa

  3. 3
    Tawnda says:

    # Teenage obesity will raise the U.S. heart disease rate by an estimated 16% by 2035 — that’s 100,000 more cases….
    On a more personal note, yes, this is a real problem, but so is having a school nurse telling teens that they are overweight when you can clearly count every rib… The US standard guidelines need a serious overhaul!

  4. 4
    Tawnda says:

    rss subscriber

  5. 5
    Cory says:

    I visited the site, and I found the statistic about there being an estimated 20% of our country’s children obese by 2010, to be pretty sad. We all need to get involved. I’m going to sign the Fit Kids Act.

  6. 6
    Kim says:

    I learned that obesity is also a contributor for gall bladder disease.

  7. 7
    CMC says:

    I learned that every year, teenagers eat an average of 93 pounds of added refined sugar. GROSS!

  8. 8
    CMC says:

    I’m a subscriber!

  9. 9
    Badger Momma says:

    Every year teenagers eat an average of 93 pounds of added sugar.

  10. 10
    Badger Momma says:

    I’m a subscriber!

  11. 11
    Badger Momma says:

    I have your button on my sidebar.

  12. 12
  13. 13
    Badger Momma says:

    I’ve joined the act.

  14. 14
    susan varney says:

    Children are less physically active than ever before.
    While they should be getting an hour of moderate
    to vigorous exercise most days of the week, kids
    are now spending this time (and more!) on
    sedentary activities

  15. 15
    Erica C. says:

    the amount of obese children has tripled over the years!

  16. 16
    scarlette says:

    This is a great organization. Along with the obesity, childhood diabetes is on the rise as well. When I was little we played out side all day! NO video games or computers!

  17. 17
    Kristi says:

    I used the childs calorie counter and found out how much my little bro should be eating in a day. I think he is right on! Thank goodness my mom doesn’t allow the junk food in… plus he has been a vegetarian for his entire life. Sometimes that is an easy way to keep the calories down – you don’t find a lot of overweight vegetarians :)

  18. 18
    Aisling says:

    “12,500,000 American children are overweight.
    In the last 30 years this number has tripled. ” Those numbers are frightening since obesity is so detrimental to our health.

  19. 19
    Aisling says:

    I’m an email subscriber.

  20. 20
    Carol says:

    I learned about various acitivites I can do with my family to stay fit, such as:

    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.
    Save gas money by turning that Sunday drive into a Sunday hike at a park.
    When weather permits, go sledding – the walk back up the hill is great exercise in the snow.

  21. 21
    Carol says:


  22. 22
    Carol says:


  23. 23
    maureen says:

    The fact that the amount of refined sugar that is being consumed buy children and teenagers had climbed tremendously and is impacting the rate that diabetes is being diagnosed in the US.

  24. 24
    Karen Mead says:

    I learned that 12,500,000 American children are overweight. That is astronomical!

  25. 25
    Karen Mead says:

    I subscribe to your feed.

  26. 26
    Karen Mead says:

    Thanks for supporting the FIT Kids Act to help curb childhood obesity. If you haven’t already, learn why childhood obesity is such a BIG problem and what you can do to shrink it.

  27. 27
    Karen Mead says:

    I signed the petition (see post above, I forgot to put that in it)

  28. 28
    Karen Mead says:

    I have your button on my sidebar at It’s in my blog roll.

  29. 29
    Janice Whitaker says:

    Obese children are more susceptible to many types of cancer and strokes as adults

  30. 30
    Selene Montgomery says:

    By 2010, an estimated 20% of our country’s children will be obese.

  31. 31
    Selene Montgomery says:

    I’m a subscriber.

  32. 32


    By 2010, an estimated 20% of our country’s children will be obese.

  33. 33

    I subscribe to your feed

  34. 34
    Beth says:

    Refined sugar intake by teens and children has risen a lot

  35. 35
    Beth says:

    I subscribe

  36. 36
    Caroline says:

    Great site and great cause! I learned some great tips on staying fit as a family! Sledding, chores etc! Our family has become very healthy in our food choices and are now taking our Vidazorb probiotics….what else can we improve? Fitness without a doubt. I was a competitive swimmer for my whole life and have really let my “inner athlete” go by the way-side. I love sports and being active and for some reason, find it overwhelming these days to incorporate. I want to improve this for our kids and my own body and this site is a great reminder! Caroline

  37. 37
    HilLesha says:

    12,500,000 American children are overweight.

    In the last 30 years this number has tripled. :(

  38. 38
    K. Cleaver says:

    In 2007, only about 1 in 5 kids claimed to eat fruits or vegetables five times or more per day. I know my kids don’t each that much each day.

  39. 39
    K. Cleaver says:

    I’m subscribed to your feed.

  40. 40
    K. Cleaver says:

    I Support the Fit Kids Act.

  41. 41
    Susan Lee says:

    I like the Change family habits. It’s got some good ideas

  42. 42
    amy p says:

    Children are less physically active than ever before.
    While they should be getting an hour of moderate
    to vigorous exercise most days of the week, kids
    are now spending this time (and more!) on
    sedentary activities.

  43. 43
    amy p says:

    I subscribe.

  44. 44
    Mary Heare says:

    I agree that changing family habits is one of the first steps in changing our children’s eating habits and encouraging healthy living.

  45. 45
    shel says:

    Keep tasting and trying. Experiment in the kitchen by trying different foods and spices. It takes about 12 tastes of a food for a child to begin to enjoy it. Incorporate colorful fruits and vegetables with high vitamin content into your recipes.

    I had no idea it takes 12 tastes before a child begins to enjoy a new foods. Usually one bite and my daughter is done.

  46. 46
    shel says:

    I get your feed via email.

  47. 47
    shel says:

    I signed up to support the Fit Kids Act

  48. 48
    shel says:

    I have your button

  49. 49
    shel says:


  50. 50
    Amber G says:

    I learned that the number of obese kids in the USA have tripled in the past few decades.


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