GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Kids are not getting enough vegetables in their diet. According to National Fruit and Vegetable Alliance, an alarming 92% of children do not eat the recommended amount of vegetables needed.
To remedy this situation, NBC's "Biggest Loser" host and actress Alison Sweeney, along with nutritionist Melissa Halas-Laing and the Green Giant are launching a "One Giant Pledge" campaign, calling kids to take an oath with the Jolly Green Giant as they pledge to simply eat one more vegetable every day, bringing fun and motivation to the kitchen table. Sweeney and Halas-Laing spoke on KARE 11 Sunrise live via satellite about the new program.
The "One Giant Pledge" kicks off on the Green Giant Facebook page, support from TV commercials, and culminates with a spectacular "augmented reality" event in New York City wherein kids can take a "One Giant Pledge" with a interactive "virtual reality" Green Giant! Parents and kids can take the One Giant Pledge online by visiting the Green Giant Facebook page Moms and Dads Can help their kids pledge to eat more vegetables with an online Green Giant Experience. Each child determines what they aspire to be when they grow up, such as an astronaut or teacher, and parents upload their kid's to picture to generate a fun, customized pledge with the Green Giant.
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