Join me in the Kids Need 3 Challenge and WIN a Sports Pack

#KidsNeed3Challenge, Calcium, Calcium intake and Children,

Starting today, we are taking part in the two week Kids Need 3 Challenge currently being run by Dairy Australia in a bid to encourage parents to make sure their children are getting the recommended daily 3 serves of dairy in order to get the calcium they need for healthy teeth and bones.The challenge is also to highlight just how easy it is to incorporate enough dairy into a child’s diet;

All it takes is 3 serves of dairy every day in any combination. A serve is:

– 1 glass/small carton of plain/flavoured milk (250mL)
– 2 slices/sticks or 4 cubes of cheese (40g), or
– 1 small tub of yogurt (200g)

As someone who has had numerous issues due to weak teeth, this is particularly important to me. For years I didn’t smile because of a badly damaged tooth and the pain I’ve been through I would not wish on anyone. I want my children to be strong and healthy, with strong bones for all the playing, running, jumping, climbing, dancing and general day-to-day ‘kid’ stuff.

The timing of this is quite apt for us as we’re having major vegetable struggles with Ellie, after a girl at day care told her that they cut up your insides when you eat them. This has led to nightly struggles and even cases of Ellie vomiting her veggies back onto her plate. Which is exactly what I want to see as I am halfway through a mouthful of dinner.

Over the next two weeks, we will be paying special attention to the amount of dairy they each consume and, after each serve, I will give them a sticker to place on their Challenge Board.

 Would you like to join us?

If you’re concerned about your child’s calcium intake, this is a great opportunity to concentrate on making sure their needs are being met and we would love to have you join the fun. I will be posting photos on my Instagram account (user name bybecky) and on the BeckyandJames.com Facebook page. I would love to see photos and hear any great recipes! Simply tag @bybecky on Instagram or post straight to our FB page.

It’s easy to get involved;

* Pop on over to the Dairy Australia website
* Download and print the Challenge Board
* Complete the #KidsNeed3Challenge over two weeks

WIN a Sports Pack

As part of our challenge, we have a wonderful sports pack to giveaway to one BeckyandJames.com reader who completes the #KidsNeed3Challenge with their children before the end of June. To be in the running;

* Follow the steps above to get involved in the challenge
* Email me a photo of your child/children with the completed Challenge Board
* Share your journey; tag @bybecky on Instagram or share on my facebook page along the way
* Comment here with links to posts/photos and updates for extra entries

Once we have confirmed that each extra entry has a completed board to accompany it, we will pick the most creative challenger to win a sports pack containing balls, a skipping rope and totem tennis.

Entries close midnight July 4th (AEST, ie Sydney time). Please note, entry is only open to Australian residents and be sure I have your contact details in case you win!!

If the prize is not claimed within a week, this competition will be redrawn.

Looking forward to seeing your entries. Lets raise the statistics from ‘only 1 out of 5 kids gets their 3 serves of dairy everyday to help meet their calcium needs’ to a much more reasonable number!

 

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