Healthy Families BC, an initiative from the Province of British Columbia, has launched a campaign recently to promote health and wellness in BC families.
With the kids heading back to school and the rain inevitably moving in, their website hopes to provide resources and education when it comes to staying active and eating right at work, at school, and in the community.
Healthy Families is a readily accessible resource to help families eat healthy and live well. They host online communities on Twitter @healthyfamilybc, YouTube, and on Facebook to help BC citizens make informed and positive lifestyle choices.
Healthy Families BC offers everything from stories on nutrition from registered dietitians to healthy recipes. Check out their Healthy Eating, Healthy Start, Healthy Communities, and Healthy Lifestyles guides.
Growing up, our summertime activities came after breakfast when we’d wave goodbye to our mother and “go out and play” in the yard until the streetlights came on at dusk. Biking, rollerblading, yard games (like ‘Kick the Can’), badminton, frisbee, tag (especially of the ‘freeze’ or ‘cartoon’ variety), and more kept us going for hours. We’d also go camping as a family and that always included long hikes (although my mother always stayed behind in the car, on the lookout for bears).
To help raise awareness for this initiative, Healthy Families BC has offered up a $250 Lululemon gift card to one of my readers so they can get active, in style. Here’s how you can enter to win:
I will draw one winner at random from all entries received (with the Twitter text and comments on this post) next Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 11:00am. The contest is open to all residents of BC.
Update The winner is Ginger Gervais (@mumofthreebc)!