I was pleased to rise in the house today to encourage all Islanders to take part in go! PEI’s upcoming “go! for 10 challenge” June 4th to 10th.
Go! PEI has created a healthy living challenge to get Islanders, their families, friends, coworkers or classmates to enter a team and spend a week focusing on physical activity and healthy eating.
Go! PEI put together a list of physical activities and healthy eating challenges with a corresponding point value for individuals to accomplish during the week.
Each individual can select the activities they want to do and then work towards completing them at their own convenience. The goal is to get at least 10 points by the end of the week.
Some examples of activities include: adding a new fruit or vegetable to a meal, leaving the car at home or having a picnic with healthy food choices at your favourite green space.
This challenge is open to all Islanders and is free. To register a team, choose a captain and have them register by calling 892-5323 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prizes will be randomly drawn throughout the week and after all teams have submitted their paperwork, teams will be randomly drawn to win a healthy living party with food, fun and games.
The deadline to submit teams is May 30, 2012.
My department has entered a team and I challenge other departments to show leadership to the people of Prince Edward Island in respect to making healthy life choices by signing up.