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Eat Smart for a Great Start Challenge

Get Everyone in the Act!

Aleks NearingNow that you’ve finished four weeks of exploring food and health, it’s time to try to get other people in on the act—and to take the fun on the road. Encourage your friends and family to adopt healthier lifestyles by just asking them to join you.

Here are a few ideas for group activities that mix good health with good fun:

Family hiking

  • Start a walking or hiking club. Pull together friends from the neighborhood or your school to meet a few times a week for a group walk or hike.
  • Clean up a local playground. Bring together a group of friends to make a difference in your community. Not only will you get exercise, but also you’ll make your local playground a more attractive and fun place to visit.
  • Start a cooking club. Get your kids’ friends (and some adults) together once a month to try out new and healthy recipes. Trade off the responsibility for choosing the recipe and divide the shopping. At the end of the year you can create a recipe book using the recipes you’ve tried.
  • Volunteer! Make a habit of getting out as a family to help others. Prepare foods at a soup kitchen or volunteer in local parks or trails.

—Aleks Nearing

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