Monday, May 16, 2011

Writing What We Know About- Subway

Like many parents these days we try to daily feed our kids wholesome, healthy meals.  We consume good proteins, whole grains, healthy fats, fruits and vegetables regularly.  But I must admit, during busy sports seasons, there are times when it's just hard to pull the meals-on-the-run together.  So when we're on  the run, not wanting to spend a bundle of money feeding a family of five, one of the best options for a quick lunch has become Subway.

Everyone in the family enjoys a 6" sub with ham or turkey on whole wheat, all the vegetables, no mayo, extra banana peppers, jalapenos on the side.  I've ordered that so many times it just rolls off the tongue.

Last week, I came across a writing activity that seems perfect for our family.  It's the "Subway Fresh Fit Family All Star Challenge."  Subway and Scholastic have teamed up in this endeavor to encourage healthy eating, active lifestyles and less time in front of a screen.

Interested families/students answer the question, "How does your family take steps to be healthy and active?"

The contest began January 14, 2011 and runs until June 30, 2011.  All entries must be received by June 30.

This contest is open to homeschoolers.  I read in 2008, Subway excluded homeschoolers, but that is no longer the case. 

The grand prize is $5,000 worth of athletic equipment, Scholastic gift basket, subway card, and the story published online and in the Scholastic Parent & Child magazine.

This week we'll begin working on our Subway contest submission.  Let's hope for the best! 

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