The Gutsy Challenge is a fabulous initiative setup by the GI Institute to raise money for digestive cancer research and get kids to eat healthy. I found out about it through my 4 year old (would you believe?) who was desperate to take part (I think his motivation was the t-shirts but never the matter because he ate more vegies that week than I could have ever imagined).
The concept: Kids have to eat 2 fruit and 4 vege every day for one week.
The deal is this: Sign up online and invite friends and family via email to sponsor you/your kiddo to do the challenge. Proceeds go to Gastro Intestinal Cancer Research.
How you win: For every $10 you/your child raises, they get a "ticket" which can be traded for prizes. For instance, 1 ticket gets you a keyring and 100 tickets get you a Nintendo DSi. Good motivation huh?
When it starts: It all kicked off mid July and runs until the end of September so there's plenty of time to get involved.
Who can do it: This one is open to residents outside Australia too - all sponsor pledges are made online by credit card and you can log and track your kiddo's progress on the site as well.
I'm very proud to say that my Mr 4 has already completed his challenge - I've never seen him eat so much green food! There's a great blog associated with the challenge as well that you should check out for inspired food/art ideas jump over here to check it out.