Carrot on a mission

PowerUp mascot ‘Chomp’ tours the Valley this summer

PowerUp mascot Chomp with a friend at a recent event. Chomp will visit locations throughout the St. Croix Valley this summer looking for children who show how they PowerUp. Look for clues to Chomp’s travels in Thursday editions of the Gazette, at powerup4kids.org or “like” PowerUp on Facebook. (Photo courtesy of Lakeview Health)

PowerUp mascot Chomp with a friend at a recent event. Chomp will visit locations throughout the St. Croix Valley this summer looking for children who show how they PowerUp. Look for clues to Chomp’s travels in Thursday editions of the Gazette, at powerup4kids.org or “like” PowerUp on Facebook. (Photo courtesy of Lakeview Health)

Children in the St. Croix Valley should keep their eyes open this summer for a giant carrot on a mission.

Chomp, the superhero mascot of Lakeview Health’s PowerUp initiative, will visit locations throughout the Valley over the summer, giving out prizes for kids who show how they PowerUp!

Chomp started his surprise visits last Friday. Whether children are playing at a park, shopping in a grocery store, participating in cooking class or at a community event, Chomp wants to “spy” how kids PowerUp. Chomp will reward children with a prize if he sees kids and families eating fruits and veggies, drinking water or milk and being active. “I spy you” PowerUp stickers and other fun prizes will be given to the children that Chomp sees in action.

Chomp also wants children and their families to remember the PowerUp Countdown. Load that grocery cart with fruits and veggies, get outside and play, ride your bike, take a cooking class, skip the soda and drink water instead and fill your plate with colors and maybe Chomp will “spy” how you PowerUp, too.

For weekly hints on where Chomp pick up  a copy of the Gazette on Thursdays,  “Like” PowerUp on Facebook or visit powerup4kids.org. PowerUp continues to work in the community during the summer with kids’ cooking classes, community events and more. PowerUp returns to area schools this fall with new programs and resources for students. Find out the details or get involved at PowerUp4kids.org.

 

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