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Enter the FitFamily
“Cook it Up!”
Healthy Recipe Contest!

Joining the national Lets Move campaign, Air Force members and families are invited to share healthy recipes in the new “Cook it Up!” Healthy Recipe Contest. Introduced on the USAF FitFamily and My Air Force Life websites, the contest runs now through June 30 and is designed for individuals to win prizes in exchange for healthy recipes.

Moderation is the key to healthy eating, but “often” is the key to winning prizes!

The Cook it Up Healthy Recipe Contest has prizes everyone will enjoy! Choose from a variety of food groups and favorite meal times, and then just submit a healthy recipe by deciding on a favorite prize category. Tee shirts, Exchange movie tickets, iTunes gift cards, and iPads are among the amazing gifts available to win.

But that’s not all – a grand prize includes meeting celebrity chef Herb Mesa in person. Herb is the self proclaimed “Energy Chef”, cooking healthy foods that also give his clients energy. He’ll come to the winner’s base, introduce the selected healthy recipe contest winner and even pay a visit to one of the base schools to meet with children and staff. The chances of winning increase with every entry—and bonus FitFamily GoalTracker points are earned, too.

It’s a contest contestants can sink their teeth into.
Contestants can upload their favorite family recipes – as long as it’s healthy (general guidelines are available). Or they can get original and create their own nutritional meal. After a a thumbs-up review by the nutritionist, look for your recipe posted on the Cook it Up! Healthy Recipe site!

Winning a Cook it Up Healthy Recipe Contest prize is as easy.
Each recipe submission is eligible for daily drawings for Air Force is My Life T-shirts (3-pack). Plus Exchange movie tickets will be drawn daily from healthy recipe entries and 100 FitFamily GoalTracker points earned.

The more effort they put into entering their recipe, the greater the reward. To enter the weekly drawing for iTunes gift cards and 200 FitFamily GoalTracker points, along with their healthy recipe, a photo of their dish must be submitted.

Two iPads and 300 FitFamily GoalTracker points will be won at the end of the contest from qualifying healthy recipes accompanied by a photo or video of the meal being enjoyed by family and friends. And the grand prize winner will be chosen by celebrity Energy Chef Herb Mesa himself from 5 finalists hand-picked by the contest nutritionist. Contestants can enter for one or all prizes as often as they wish.

Contestants reward themselves and their family with a
healthier lifestyle!

The Cook it Up Healthy Recipe Contest is fun, offers immediate reward and is a great way to get involved in the national Lets Move initiative. But most important, it’s a great motivator to begin living a healthier lifestyle. In addition to the Cook it Up Recipe Eating Contest, the Air Force FitFamily website offers service members and their families resources and information on proper nutrition, sports and fitness, games, educational projects and a host of other tips and ideas to keep a family fit. It’s never too late to join in the fun and enter the Cook it Up Healthy Recipe Contest.

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