Rally for Recess with Danimals! Rafflecopter #Giveaway


Did you know that schools all across the nation are cutting recess times due to limited resources? In the past 20 years, children have lost an average of 8 hours of recess a week. There are even some schools that no long provide any type of play time for students. {And they wonder why there’s such an issue with childhood obesity? Seriously?} According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the lack of playtime is a crisis and is leading to a growing epidemic of childhood obesity. {See? That’s what I thought, and I’m not even a pediatrician.} Government and public health agencies recommend that children engage in a minimum of 60 minutes of mild to strenuous activity each day.

To help rally moms and kids around this cause, Dannon® Danimals® is launching a national initiative called “Rally for Recess.”

“Rally for Recess” is designed to create healthy competition, pitting school against school. Five schools have the opportunity to win new playground equipment AND an all-day recess celebration.

Danimals is committed to child health and wellness, which starts with good nutrition and an active lifestyle. That’s why they offer nutritious on-the-go dairy drinks and low-fat yogurts containing calcium for kids.

Now through February 8, 2012, you can find codes on Danimals packaging to enter and register. The top five schools in each of the categories that have the most codes registered win!

For more information on the Dannon Danimals Rally for Recess initiative, visit their website: www.RallyforRecess.com

 To help promote the Rally for Recess campaign, I’m giving away a Dannon Danimals Prize Pack to one lucky reader! The winner will receive a Danimals branded Soccer Ball and Drawstring Bag.

To enter, just use the Rafflecopter gadget below.

Disclaimer: The information and prize has been provided by YouCast on behalf of Dannon’s Rally for Recess Campaign. They are also sponsoring the giveaway and will fulfill the prize to the winner selected. I have not been compensated for this post in any way.

Sources of information for this post:
i Ginsburg, Kenneth. “The Importance of Play in Promoting Healthy Child Development and Maintaining Strong Parent-Child Bonds.” PEDIATRICS. 119.1 (2007): 182-191. Print.
ii Elkind, David. “Can We Play?” Greater Good 2008: Web. <greatergood.berkeley.edu>
iii Ginsburg, Kenneth. “The Importance of Play in Promoting Health Child Development and Maintaining Strong Parent Child Bond.” PEDIATRICS. 119.1 (2007): 182-191. Print.
iv “Building ‘Generation Play’: Addressing the Crisis of Inactivity Among America’s Children.” Stanford Prevention Research Center Stanford University School of Medicine. (2007): Print.