HFR founder and Houston’s “Fitness Czar” Samir Becic if officially joining the VegOut! Challenge as an ambassador!
Recipe for Success Foundation recognizes National Nutrition Month as it kicks off its VegOut! 30 Ways in 30 Days Challenge. Now in its 8th year, the VegOut! Challenge was created as a call to action to eat 30 different vegetables in 30 days and make healthy eating fun by turning it into a game. Reflecting its popularity, this unique challenge has been taken up by more than 30,000 people in all 50 states and as far away as Australia and Dubai. To help make it easy to follow and accessible to all, the VegOut! website and mobile app offers hundreds of recipes and toolkits for parents, employers, teachers, and health advocates and shares inspiration through live feeds of the Foundation’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.
CEO and Founder of the Foundation Grace Cavnar, Mayor Sylvester Turner, At-Large Position 2 Council Member David Robinson, At-Large Position 5 Sallie Alcorn, Houston Fitness Czar Samir Becic and other invited dignitaries will make formal remarks at the Kick-Off event on March 3rd, 2020.
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Everyone on our team is focused on encouraging you to eat more veggies including our #warriorstofarmers trainees who are learning to grow the very tastiest produce you’ve ever eaten. What a great reason to do the #vegout2020 challenge with us in March. #healthyeating #urbanfarming #hopefarmshtx
VegOut! is a challenge we can get behind- it promotes healthy nutrition!
• Obesity rates in children continue to rise in Houston with 31.5% of Texas children between the ages of 10-17 considered severely overweight or obese.
• Texas is one of the 12 states where more than 30% of the populations is obese and at risk for a staggering array of chronic diseases tied to unhealthy weight.
• Research has shown that eating two more vegetables a day can lower the risk of heart disease and hypertension.
• The VegOut! Challenge is a fun way to teach, inspire and empower others at school, home and the workplace to adapt to healthier eating habits.
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One way we entice kids to make #healthychoices is by dazzling them with color. #eattherainbow can be a delicious, adventurous game. How many colors can you eat in one meal? #vegout2020 Thank you for this amazing photo @LauraStilson for @bakercreekseeds ,where we source so much of what we grow.
Join the VegOut! Challenge!
To help everyone expand their veggie repertoire, Recipe for Success Foundation created a special website: vegoutwithrfs.org. It’s filled with resources from a list of vegetables A-Z, with corresponding recipes and links to farmers’ markets, grocery stores, and restaurants that celebrate vegetables, to tool kits for companies, educators, families, individuals, and partners that include ideas and resources to guarantee a successful challenge experience. It’s an easy way to teach, empower and inspire others to VegOut! You can even start a team.
It’s as Easy as 1,2,3: Register online for the VegOut! 30 Ways in 30 Days Challenge. You can begin using your Personal Veggie Tracker either online or on the mobile app and gain access to the Foundation’s extensive resources. There are recipes for veggie and veg-forward dishes that are simple and imaginative. Follow the links to download the VegOut! mobile app and track your veg-ness, no matter where you are.
Eat your veggies. Use the personal tracker to add 30 different vegetables before the end of the month. The tracker resets to zero on the first of every month, so you can keep up your new good habits as long as you want. If you need inspiration, check out Veggies A-Z, Veggie of the Day Ideas and the VegOut! Blog for recipes and ideas. Accumulate points and win badges in recognition of your veg-a-cation.
Share in the fun by starting a team and urging them on using the sites social tools, or joining the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can chat and champion your team on the Team Group Pages. Teachers, parents, and employers can use the inspiration of social media to urge on slackers and reward super Veg heroes!