The Nuts and Bolts about this CACFP take ACTION challenge? CACFP take ACTION Challenge was initiated to support the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) to expand awareness about the program and exposure to delicious, healthful foods in child care. What can we do to build awareness of not just CACFP but the people and the programs out in our world participating in building a healthy culture. Well, of course, a challenge! A challenge to get people talking, to get CACFP’s work and mission out into the world. Now to choose a challenge, well, this turns out to be a challenge in itself. Things to consider: time and energy both of which we all seem short of. To make a long story short, the CACFP take ACTION Challenge is a combination of existing initiatives and ideas to promote and use in our daily lives while creating awareness for CACFP. The Challenge contains a variety of challenges to fit into whatever time, energy, competiveness that one might have. A win,win for the Child and Adult Care Food Program, its participants and partners.
Turns out it’s not getting people to do the challenges that’s a challenge, it’s getting them to submit the challenge! It always boils down to WII-FY what’s in it for you, right? EVERYTHING! And the rest of the story is right here at your fingertips.
All it takes is submitting the first submit challenge! But persuading people to submit to make that first submit is, well challenging to say the least. So why not make this submit something FUN to do? Ahhh another challenge.
What is the CACFP take ACTION Challenge? A CACFP’er (sponsor, child care provider, state agency, USDA, parent accepts a challenge from us #CACFPtac, a coworker, a friend or parent to take a leap and select a challenge from the challenge list (even something they are already doing or planning to do) No gummy bears or other candy, sweets or junk food allowed in the challenge. Sorry. The challenge is captured in a pic, a document a short video and submitte on the CACFP take ACTION Challenge website and shared on your social media or ours.
How do I submit the completed challenge to CACFP take ACTION Challenge?
What happens next? We are not raising money or putting short time limits on this challenge – you have until August 31, 2016 to submit as many challenges as you want to. During which time a lot of recognition will be going on to what end. A fruitful end for sure, there will be Gold, Silver, Bronze and special commendation in your future when points are totaled up.
So how can we watch this challenge grow? Come back to this space and our social media we will begin highlighting your stories and tracking the success of this campaign measured by participants.
CACFP take ACTION today and take a picture, share your story and get CACFP Recognition for you and CACFP! http://www.cacfptakeactionchallenge.org/submit-your-challenge-story.html