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. 501
    Karen Cudney says:

    I really like all the ideas for adding the fruit and veg bites to everyday foods for an extra nutrition boost. the ideas sounded very tasty and are all things my kids would love!

  2. 502
    Geoff K says:

    One very useful piece of advice I learned from IU2U was the formula for determining how much water to drink each day, something I’ve never been entirely sure about, and it couldn’t be easier – an ounce of water for every pound! The site’s full of helpful tips and pieces of info for encouraging healthy behaviors and fighting obesity at all ages. Thanks!

  3. 503
    Geoff K says:

    I subscribe to your feed in google reader – thanks!

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  5. 505
    Geoff K says:

    I signed up to support the Fit Kids Act.

  6. 506
    Geoff K says:

    I posted your button on my sidebar:

  7. 507
    Justin says:

    It is the parents responsibility to take care of child obesity. Not the government or organizations.

  8. 508
    Kathy Scott says:

    Teenagers eat 93 pounds of sugar.

  9. 509
    israel y says:

    I found interesting that the rate of child obesity has tripled in the last 30 years.

  10. 510
    Renee Turner says:

    I learned that every year teenagers eat an average of 93 pounds of added refined sugar! Wow- can you say diabetes.

  11. 511
    Renee Turner says:

    I am an email subscriber

  12. 512
    Robin says:

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

  13. 513
    One thing I find interesting is Play with your food. Get a workout while you’re cooking by playing with your food. Lift canned items as if they’re free-weights. When you mix dishes, stir at a quick pace to feel the burn!

  14. 514
    Melissa O. says:

    I really like the tip about storing cookies and such in individual baggies so the kids don’t over eat the treats. I am lucky that my kids love being outside playing with friends and get more than the recommended 1 hour of outdoor activity. My son is 11 and if I don’t monitor him he will just eat junk non-stop. I hide everything and they know to ask before having any snacks. We also do family outings that include a lot of walking which everyone enjoys. I was overweight as a child and I want to do better by my kids.

  15. 515
    Annemarie says:

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

  16. 516
    Annemarie says:

    I subscribe via email.

  17. 517
    Tammy Kennedy says:

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

    Thank you


  18. 518
    Tammy Kennedy says:

    I’m a subscriber

    Thank you


  19. 519

    I liked the idea of making a snack out of graham crackers with a schmear of caramel and apple bits. It kind of sounds like a small caramel apple pie. Yum, now I’m hungry!

  20. 520
    Crystal F says:

    Teenage obesity will raise the U.S. heart disease rate by an estimated 16% by 2035 — that’s 100,000 more cases.

    Thank you!

  21. 521
    jennifer miller says:

    wish me luck

  22. 522
    Julie says:

    I didn’t realize the average amount of hours kids watch tv.

  23. 523
    Tara W says:

    1/3 of obese children already show signs of diabetes.

  24. 524
    Beth says:

    92 pounds of sugar? Eek! I’ll bet I do too.

  25. 525
    Rita says:

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

  26. 526
    Rita says:

    I’m a subscriber.

  27. 527
    scottsgal says:

    Wow 20% of our country’s children will be obese by 2010 – that’s staggering

  28. 528
    Susan Smith says:

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

  29. 529
    Nicole Gladitz says:

    It’s sad to see the projection of 20% of children will be overweight in the next few years. More education is needed to stop this spiral

  30. 530
    Randy Bailey says:

    The amount of obese children have tripled over the years

  31. 531
    Randy Bailey says:


  32. 532
    Breas Mommy says:

    “By 2010, an estimated 20% of our country’s children will be obese.” That is horrible! Thanks for introducing the site!

  33. 533
  34. 534
    Breas Mommy says:

    I support the fit for kids act

  35. 535
    Breas Mommy says:

    I have your button

  36. 536
    Dan says:

    I liked the change family habits tips

  37. 537
    Susanna Phelps says:

    I learned an interesting way to get my entire school community involved. Follow the example of Jacksonville, TX Independent School District’s Family Walk Night with schools competing to bring the most walkers to participate.

  38. 538
    Leigh Nichols says:

    12,500,000 American children are overweight

  39. 539
    BRIAN E. says:

    I learned that childhood obesity has a constellation of serious physical & psychological health effect that can last a lifetime; and I did not realize that kids watch 2+ hours of TV a day on average…

  40. 540
    BRIAN E. says:


  41. 541
    Susan Ledet says:

    I learned that every year teenagers eat an average of 93 pounds of added sugar. This is where the parents need to get involved to stop this. That’s alot of sugar that’s not necessary.
    Thanks for the great info.

  42. 542
    Susan Ledet says:

    I subscribe.

  43. 543
    Jay French says:

    Childhood obesity has tripled over the past 30 years. Talk about the rate of inflation.

  44. 544
    Roxann says:

    12, 500,000 chidren are overweight!

  45. 545
    Gail Crawford says:


  46. 546
    Lily Kwan says:

    I found it interesting that by 2010, an estimated 20% of our country’s children will be obese.

  47. 547
    Lily Kwan says:

    I subscribed to your feed.

  48. 548
    Lily Kwan says:

    I supported the Fit Kids Act.

  49. 549
    Gena says:

    Using smaller dishes is interesting. Thats what people use to use but we just kept getting bigger

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