The Gutsy Challenge is a health and education initiative from the GI Cancer Institute designed to get kids eating at least 2 fruit and 4 veg every day for a week, to help reverse rising incidences of gastrointestinal cancer. And you could win an Aussie Farmers Direct box of fruit and veg valued at $26, just by entering a really simple competition! Too easy …
How to enter:
We’re looking for tips from mums and dads, on how they get kids to eat vegetables every day. For example, do you have a popular recipe that is laden with invisible vegetables?
Or do you have a clever trick, such as using raw carrot sticks or capsicum sticks as a dipper in a wholesome vegetable dip?
Or perhaps you had a specific strategy way back when you weaned your baby, that trained their palate to love the flavour of fresh vegetables?
Let us know how you get fresh fruit and vegetables into your children’s daily diet and you could win an Aussie Farmers Direct fruit box valued at $26!
Mamamia recently published a great post on GI cancer and the Gutsy Challenge:
Gastro-intestinal cancers (cancer of the oesophagus, stomach, liver, gall bladder, pancreas and bowel) are the most common form of cancer. GI cancer affects 20,000 Australians each year and kills 26 of us every day. Everything you put in your mouth affects your Gastro Intestinal System and diet as well as other lifestyle factors increases the risk of these cancers.
Gastro-intestinal (GI) cancer:
- GI cancer is the most common form of cancer
- 26 Australians die every day from GI cancer
- 20,000 are diagnosed with GI cancer annually
- Lifestyle factors, such as a diet low in fibre and high in fat, as well as reduced physical activity, also increases the risk of cancers.
Eating fruit and vegetables every day from a young age will help future generations avoid obesity and related diseases such as GI cancer and Type 2 diabetes.
Leave your tip in the comments section below and you’re in with a shot at winning the prize! (Winner will be decided by competition organisers, not me. Competition will run for one week - closing next Friday, August 31, 2012).