Healthy Kids Community Challenge Hastings Prince Edward and Carrot Rewards are partnering on a project to encourage families to build a balanced day that is not filled with screen time. Carrot Rewards is an innovative mobile phone application (app) that rewards users for healthy eating, being active, quitting smoking and learning about their health and wellness. Users earn points they can use towards free movies, gas, travel and more.
This summer, Carrot Rewards will offer short learning exercises on screen time that include tips to ‘wean from the screen’. The screen time offer will be open to any Carrot Reward User in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties. For a limited time, local residents will receive three times the points for inviting a friend to join the app! Click here to download the app.
This partnership with Carrot Rewards is a part of the Power Off and Play! theme of the Healthy Kids Community Challenge. Power Off and Play! is all about building a balanced day for children that is not filled with screen time. Not all screen time is unhealthy. Screens can offer an important way to learn and communicate at school and at work. However, with all the new technology options and devices, limiting the time that kids spend looking at screens has never been harder. Encouraging active and fun alternatives is critical for their physical health and well-being.
Check out coverage of this partnership in the local paper.