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The #GimmeFive Challenge

Posted By Colleen Dougherty, NC Recreation & Park Association, Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! In honor of National Nutrition Month, Let’s Move has announced the #GimmeFive challenge, encouraging families to come up with five new meals to help nourish their family and friends. Let’s Move is also using social media to spread the task by challenging communities to share their creations by using the hashtag #GimmeFive on social media outlets, such as: Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter or Instagram.

So how can we become involved? Our challenge for you is to continue to encourage your department and community to take part in National Nutrition Month. You can start within your department and create a #GimmeFive competition among your staff members. Or even reach out to your community to take part in the #GimmeFive challenge for the last half of March.

Motivating our communities to take part of the #GimmeFive challenge is a perfect way to inspire new creations and nutritious meals. Ask individuals in your department or community to share their favorite meals and post it to social media to increase awareness, you can even create a recipe book of all the submissions! Remember to reach out to local farmers markets and vendors for recipe ideas and tips. USDA’s MyPlate is another resource providing tips and advice on the proper proportions of produce, protein, and low-fat dairy to include in recipes. Make sure to check out NCRPA’s Healthy Cooking and Nutrition Programs page for more ideas.

This month is full of great information and ideas. If you have any #GimmeFive program ideas, please email us or submit them on the wellness site here: (colleen@ncrpa.net,http://www.ncrpa.net/?Wellnesssub)

Colleen

Tags:  #GimmeFive  Healthy Eating  Let's Move  Wellness 

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