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Please Join Us for a #ChildObesity Twitter Chat on Monday April 22, at 9pm EST



***Updated winners information at the bottom of this post.  Please scroll down and read if you were announced as a winner*****


By popular demand The Healthy Moms Magazine's #ChildObesity twitter chats are back! Please join us along with The Active Schools Acceleration Project in partnership with ChildObesity180 , for a #ChildObesity Twitter Chat on Monday April 22, 2013 at 9pm EST.

According to the CDC

  • Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents in the past 30 years.
  • The percentage of children aged 6–11 years in the United States who were obese increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 18% in 2010. Similarly, the percentage of adolescents aged 12–19 years who were obese increased from 5% to 18% over the same period.
  • In 2010, more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese.
  • Overweight is defined as having excess body weight for a particular height from fat, muscle, bone, water, or a combination of these factors.3 Obesity is defined as having excess body fat.
  • Overweight and obesity are the result of “caloric imbalance”—too few calories expended for the amount of calories consumed—and are affected by various genetic, behavioral, and environmental factors.
Here at The Healthy Moms Magazine we believe that the only way to reverse childhood obesity statistics is through education and example.  We have teamed up with The Active Schools Acceleration Project to educate the online community once again about childhood obesity through a #ChildObesity Twitter chat on Monday, April 22 at 9pm EST.


The Active Schools Acceleration Project's goal is to increase the quality of physical activity in America's schools by identifying innovative solutions pioneered by everyday people, and empowering new schools with the tools and resources to replicate proven models.


If your school's physical education is is in jeopardy due to budget cuts you have until May 1, 2013 to apply for a ASAP Acceleration Grant.  Join our twitter chat to learn more about these grants and how The Active Schools Acceleration Project is helping America's schools fight childhood obesity. 

 Watch this video for more information on The Active Schools Acceleration Project



We are also giving a way some pretty cool prizes!  The Active Schools Acceleration Project is giving away 3 $50 American Express Gift cards, and 3 ASAP children's t-shirts.  
You can also win the Bullying Jar from talkingjars.com

"BULLYING: Bullying has probably been around since Cain killed Abel. In recent years, bullying has morphed into many other forms including cyber-bullying. While schools may have a "no tolerance" policies regarding bullying, bullies also can morph to carry out their activities in often very subtle ways. The victims of this kind of “terrorism” need support and encouragement to tap into their inner core of strength and spirit and seek help as it is needed. The Bully Jar, part of The Talking Jar Series, helps kids and adults deal with the very difficult and sensitive topic by talking about what concerns them, expressing what they need and building strength and confidence." talkingjars.com @TalkingJars
NXFit is giving away their 250+ Fast & Fun Home Exercises e book

More Great Prizes Include: 
Swiggies Wrist Water Bottle for kids from swiggies.com 

Crio Bru Ultimate Gift Basket valued at $80 from CrioBru.com.

Three bottles of Spray and Sit toilet seat sanitizer from SprayandSit.com

10 Signed Children's  Books, I Want to Do Yoga Too, by Award Winning Author Carole P. Roman 


2 Yoga Mats for Boys

2 Yoga Mats for Girls

A healthy family gift bag with prizes for a healthy body and mind from http://motherhood-mindfully.blogspot.com/ 


You must RSVP with your twitter id, and follow @cltalbert and @ActiveASAP on twitter in order to be eligible for the prize drawing.  The winners will be chosen from Random.org and announced on twitter at the end of the party.



What: Childhood Obesity Twitter Chat
Date/Time: Monday, April 22, 9pm EST

Host:  @cltalbert 

 Sponsor: Active Schools Acceleration Project and ChildObesity180

@ActiveASAP

activeschoolsasap.org
ChildObesity180.org



Hashtag: #ChildObesity

Prizes: 3 $50 Amex gift cards, 

3 Children's Active Schools Acceleration Project T-shirts,



Swiggies Wrist Water Bottle for kids from swiggies.com 

Crio Bru Ultimate Gift Basket valued at $80 from CrioBru.com

 Three bottles of Spray and Sit toilet seat sanitizer from SprayandSit.com,

10 Signed Children's  Books, I Want to Do Yoga Too, by Award Winning Author Carole P. Roman 

2 Yoga Mats for Boys

2 Yoga Mats for Girls

A healthy family gift bag with prizes for a healthy body and mind from http://motherhood-mindfully.blogspot.com/ 







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Blog about our Twitter chat and leave your link to your blog post for an extra entry.  


RSVP Below

############################################################################ Winners information: *Please note that all winners have met the minimum requirements which are as follows:

- RSVP with twitter id
- Tweet at least once during the twitter party with hashtag #ChildObesity
- Follow party host @cltalbert on twitter and Follow Sponsor @ActiveASAP on twitter

 All winners were chosen from random.org. If you were announced as a winner at the end of the twitter party but did not meet the minimum requirements as stated above you are disqualified and a new winner has been chosen.

***If you did not attend this twitter party you are not eligible for a prize. Due to the amount of disqualified winners the official winners will be announced no later than 6PM PST Today April 23, 2013.  It will take me a while to sort through the list. -Cascia

Official Winners if you are on this list you must e-mail talbertcascia at yahoo dot com with the following information:

April 22 #ChildObesity Twitter Party in the subject 

Your Twitter id
The Prize that you won
Your Name
Your Address

Thank you!

Three Active Schools Acceleration Project T-Shirts
1. @mom4everandever
2. @gunnijunebugs
3. @camjrcole

250+ Fast and Fun Home Exercises e-book from NxFit
@mcgraw14me

10 signed children's books I Want to do Yoga Too
1. @joaniecupcakes
2. @Miss_Elles
3. @AdreinBeatty
4. @purplepassion12
5. @talkingjars
6. @astrocutie
7. @nicholemckinnon
8. @finnNtonic
9. @Mcgraw14me
10. @Cammi1972

4 Yoga Mats for Kids
1. @soon2bewedd
2. @lifeofleah
3. @camjrcole
4. @sll1038

3 Bottles of Toilet Seat Sanitizer from Sprayandsit.com
1. @SPN_Mom
2. @Melinda74
3. @bzzingmom

Swiggies Wrist Water Bottle for Kids
@nicholemckinnon

Bullying Talking Jar
@nikki2kids

Healthy Gift Bag
@Byrdy1999jail

$50 American Express Gift Cards
1. @madmomnottodrugs
2. @mcalbreeze
3. @bittripfan

CrioBru Ultimate Gift Basket
@QueenMommaBear

**Please note that the above winners have met the minimum qualifications which are as follows
-RSVP'd with twitter id
-Followed @cltalbert and @ActiveASAP on twitter
-Tweeted with hashtag #ChildObesity at least once during the twitter party on April 22, 2013 from 9-10:30PM EST
All winners were chosen from Random.org




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About Cascia Talbert

Cascia Talbert is a mother of five children, health and fitness enthusiast, positive parenting supporter and founder of the Healthy Moms Magazine. She is a featured blogger at wellsphere.com, often has her content featured on the popular news app, News360, and The Healthy Moms Magazine was ranked the number one health blog for moms from RNCentral.com.