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OMK Get Fit, Be Strong Challenge

University of Vermont Extension - Operation: Military Kids Vermont

Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 10:30 AM - Monday, March 31, 2014 at 11:30 PM (EST)

OMK Get Fit, Be Strong Challenge

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Operation: Military Kids' Get Fit, Be Strong Challenge!

Are you tired of feeling cooped up this winter? Looking for ways to spend more time with your family? Well, Vermont Operation: Military Kids has just the thing for you! Operation: Military Kids is hosting the "Get Fit, Be Strong" Challenge as an initiative to foster health and physical fitness among military youth, while also encouraging family togetherness. This challenge kicks off January 1, 2014 and continues until April 1, 2014. This is a great chance for you and your family to create healthy habits and ditch those pesky unhealthy ones! Let's start the New Year off right!

The challenge can help you and your family keep track of your health and fitness goals over the chilly Vermont winter months. Each person that joins the challenge will receive a certification of participation from Operation: Military Kids. In addition to the certification, OMK has created bronze, silver, and gold award leve! ls and will raffle off amazing prizes to those who reach these levels!

Each member of your family that is participating in the challenge track their health and fitness goals using our tracking sheet. We ask that these sheets be mailed to OMK bi-weekly so that we can also track your progress, and so that we can determine who wins a prize!

For more information on the challenge, access to health and fitness tracking sheets, and a detailed look at the award levels visit:

http://www.uvm.edu/extension/youth/?Page=omk_getfit.html&SM=omk_menu.html


Stay Tuned on Facebook and Twitter for all of the challenge updates! Here are some of our hashtags for the event...

#MoveItMondays - Show or tell us all about the physical activities and workouts that you and your family have been doing during the challenge!

#TimeOutTuesdays - Having a "rest & relaxation day" does the body a lot of good! Show or tell us what you and your family do to rest/relax your mind and body throughout the week.

#OMKFamilyFridays - Re-post your family fun photos, any information on activities you've done together, meals you've prepared, shopping trips, anything that you and your family have done together to get healthier!

#ChallengeUpdates - Share with us any updates you may have throughout the challenge – new or accomplished goals, inspiration for other participants, or other update that may help out fellow participants

#HealthyRecipes - Show or tell us all about the healthy recipes that you and your family have prepared throughout the challenge.

**Be sure to share with us as frequently as you can :)

Have questions about OMK Get Fit, Be Strong Challenge? Contact University of Vermont Extension - Operation: Military Kids Vermont

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Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 10:30 AM - Monday, March 31, 2014 at 11:30 PM (EST)


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University of Vermont Extension - Operation: Military Kids Vermont

Operation: Military Kids (OMK) is the U.S. Army’s collaborative effort with America’s communities to support children and youth of National Guard, Army Reserve and Active Duty families impacted by the Global War on Terrorism.  State 4-H Military Liaisons lead OMK State Teams in 34 states in partnership with the National Guard, Army Reserve, the Military Child Education Coalition, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies, The American Legion, Schools.  These and other community organizations are joining Army Child & Youth Services to support “Suddenly Military” youth before, during, and after the deployment of a parent or loved one. 

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