5th Annual Healthy Eating Challenge

kids teaching kids 21-Day Challenge encourages healthy snacking among kids

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NBC 5 and Medical City Children’s Hospital invite you to participate in the 5th Annual kids teaching kids 21 Day Challenge. This healthy eating challenge encourages more than 275,000 children in 14 North Texas school districts to create healthy snacks, and it is easy for you to participate, too.  The program, created by Medical City Children’s Hospital, was developed to help kids form life-long healthy eating habits. Through the duration of the challenge, children must document the healthy snacks they make by themselves for 21 consecutive days.

You can sign up now through October 9 by clicking here and take the challenge October 9 – October 29. The kids teaching kids program encourages children to reach for a healthier snack option, rich in whole grains, lean protein, low-fat dairy, and fruits and veggies.

Making smart eating choices is directly correlated with good health and Medical City Children’s Hospital is proud to pave the way in teaching children healthy eating habits early in life.

The program was created in 2010 in partnership with the Greater Dallas Restaurant Association, Texas ProStart culinary programs and school districts across North Texas. High school culinary students create healthy snack recipes while graphic arts and photography students design cookbooks especially for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade.

This year, the student designed recipe book is created by a senior graphic design student from Grand Prairie Independent School District. The book aims for kids and parents to work together making fun, healthy recipes.

To further motivate school participation, the 21-Day Challenge features internal competition within each school district. As the competition concludes, a trophy will be presented to the elementary school with the highest percentage of kids finishing the challenge versus their total school census.

Sponsors of the healthy eating challenge include Kroger, NBC 5 and United Way Metropolitan Dallas.

Additionally, more than 2,300 employees from 13 North Texas companies have signed up to join the kids in the 21-Day Challenge to encourage healthier eating habits in the workplace.

Sign up today!

Medical City Children’s Hospital
kids teaching kids 21 Day Challenge

Sign Up:  Now – October 9
Challenge: October 9 – October 29
To sign up, click here.

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