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. 451
    Grant says:

    I found it absolutely shocking that the average teenager eats over 90 pounds of sugar every year!

  2. 452
    Valeen N says:

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

  3. 453
    david s 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.

  4. 454
    Tammy Darling says:

    In 2007, only 4% of the U.S. states required that fruits & vegetables be sold in schools wherever food is available for purchase.

  5. 455
    Marian Barton says:

    teenagers eat an average of 93 pounds of sugar each year!

  6. 456
    Karen E says:

    It’s scary that such a large percentage of food targeted at children is so high in sugar.

  7. 457
    Karen E says:

    Feed subscriber

  8. 458
    Kathy S says:

    I was shocked to read that over a fifth of our nation’s schools don’t require their students to take physical education. When I went to school (even through college) you could not pass to the next grade or graduate unless you had the credits for physical education!

  9. 459
    lisa h says:

    “12,500,000 American children are overweight.
    In the last 30 years this number has tripled. ”

  10. 460
    Jammie says:

    I have been obese since a child so I agree its time we as parents need to take a stand against obesity. I love the get fit together part and how you can print out a activity sheet those will come in handy for me

  11. 461
    Dddiva says:

    The number of overweight children has tripled in the last 30 years. :O

  12. 462
    Dddiva says:


  13. 463
    Dddiva says:

    I supported the Fit Kids Act.

  14. 464
    Dddiva says:

    I have your button on my blog.

  15. 465
    Chrysa says:

    Wow – the number of overweight children has triped in the last 30 years.

  16. 466
    Chrysa says:

    I’m subscribed to your RSS feed.

  17. 467
    Chrysa says:

    I have your button on my blog.

  18. 468
    katie says:

    I learned that in the last thirty years, the amount of obese children has grown by 300% :(

  19. 469
    Kimberly says:

    12,500,000 American children are overweight. You put this in your post too but this number is just crazy to me… I believe it but wowzer… we really need to start looking at what we are feeding our kids..

  20. 470
    Jennifer gersch says:

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

  21. 471
    Samantha Pruitt says:

    12,500,000 American children are overweight.


  22. 472
    Samantha Pruitt says:


  23. 473
    Christina says:

    The site says that about 20 per cent of our children in the US will be obese by 2010. It’s sad, because certainly they must be learning some of this from those around them (not having the stresses that make adults eat!).

  24. 474
    Lentil says:

    It’s there on the front page: By 2010, an estimated 20% of our country’s children will be obese. Wow.

  25. 475
    Ann says:

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

    That is just incredibly sad.

  26. 476
    Ann says:

    I have your button

  27. 477
    Ann says:


  28. 478
    Amy L says:

    Every year teenagers eat an average of ninety three pounds of refined sugar. Wow!

  29. 479
    Amy L says:

    subscribed via google reader

  30. 480
    R Hicks says:

    I was astounded at the low activity levels. The chart showing 9 vs 15 yearolds is unbelievable. We need to get the kids out of the house and active!

  31. 481
    R Hicks says:

    subscribe to your feed

  32. 482
  33. 483
    R Hicks says:

    have your button

  34. 484
    R Hicks says:

    supporting the cause and signed up for their newsletter

    ardy22 at

  35. 485
    michelle lopez says:

    by next year 20% of children will be obese.

  36. 486

    70% of children have higher than recommended sugar levels!

  37. 487
    Holly chernoff says:

    the amount of obese children has tripled over the years. Very sad that we can not keep our children healthy!

  38. 488
    Lori Z. says:

    I’m pretty amazed that Denver schools made such a commitment to the well being of their kids. An hour is a lot of time and switching from flour to whole wheat is great!

  39. 489
    Lori Z. says:

    I signed/gave my info to the Safe Kids Act

  40. 490
    Lori Z. says:

    I subscribe in Google Reader.

  41. 491
    NAOKO Y says:


  42. 492
    Lisa says:

    Obese children are more susceptible to many types of cancer and stroke as an adult.

  43. 493
    Lisa says:

    I’m a subscriber

  44. 494
    lee says:

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

  45. 495
    lee says:

    I subscribe!

  46. 496
    Sue says:

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

  47. 497
    Gloria Dornin says:

    I was wondering about PE in school, seems to all but vanish

  48. 498
    michelle robbins says:

    Children eat amost 100 lb of sugar a year!! I work at a school and teach special needs students. I incorporated a daily walking program into our day. It not only helps with ALL of our weight problems but increases attention span when we’re done.

  49. 499
    Angela C says:

    That kids watch more than 200 minutes of tv PER DAY!! That’s crazy!

  50. 500
    Nanette Olson says:

    Childhood obesity and diabetes are on the rise.


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