Small Steps Towards Creating Healthy Habits {#CheckinforCheckups Giveaway}

by Melanie Edwards on September 8, 2011 · 22 comments

in Giveaways, life

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Last month I shared information with you about my role in the Check-in for Checkups campaign and the goal of the program. As a reminder, the Check-in for Checkups program was designed to help the Children’s Health Fund provide health checkups to children in need. The idea is that for every healthy habit shared on, Clorox donates $.10 to the Children’s Health Fund, up to $100,000.

Personally, I think this is a great program and love that it benefits children. I know there are plenty of struggling families out there, so providing health checkups is extremely important, especially for the children of such families.

Health Checkups for Latinos

Though I know families of all ethnicities are affected by the economy and assisted by the Children’s Health Fund, I was curious to know how the Latino community in particular has benefited from the Children’s Health Fund. Here is some information I was provided regarding their work within the Latino community.

  • In 2010, overall, 43.6% of the Children’s Health Fund’s national network patients were Hispanic.
  • The highest incidence of Hispanic patients were in the following regions:
    • Southern Arizona — 90% Hispanic
    • Los Angeles — 84%  Hispanic
    • Austin, TX — 78% Hispanic
    • South Florida/South Bronx, NY — 68% Hispanic

I was also informed that the Children’s Health Fund provides some of their Health Education materials in Spanish. While the page itself is not in Spanish, the linked titles and materials are.

Small Steps Towards Healthy Habits

Since my participation in the Check-in for Checkups program began, I’ve noticed that I’m more conscious of when my family and I accomplish a healthy habit, even if it’s small. The fact that I can share my healthy habits and benefit the Children’s Health Fund (either with a tweet or via definitely helps me recognize when we do something healthy. I commend my daughter when she chooses water over juice. I point out if we walk a significant distance. I feel proud if I eat more vegetables in a day. These small steps count and will help our family build long-term healthy habits; and that’s something to be happy about.

ModernMami™.com Reader Giveaway

The Check-in for Checkups campaign has also partnered with Bethenny Frankel, and we’ve got an autographed copy of Bethenny Frankel’s book, A Place of Yes, for one of you! See details below.

How to Enter

Required entry: If you’d like to enter this contest, simply leave a comment below sharing one of your healthy habits. *While you’re at it, why not head over to and share it there as well?! (Not required to enter giveaway, but doing so will give the Children’s Health Fund $.10!)

Extra entries (optional):
Each of the following will count as 1 extra entry. You’ll need to leave a separate comment for each entry.

  1. Follow @modernmami on Twitter.
  2. Tweet the following: Enter to win signed copy of @Bethenny Frankel book from @modernmami & learn abt #checkinforcheckups! #giveaway #contest
  3. Tweet your healthy habit using the #checkinforcheckups hashtag.
  4. Receive post updates by subscribing to our RSS feed. You can do so either via email or through a RSS reader. Leave a comment saying you did so or are already a subscriber.
  5. Subscribe on friendfeed and leave a comment with your friendfeed ID.
  6. Like ModernMami™.com on Facebook.
  7. Write a blog post on your own blog sharing the details of this contest. Be sure to include a link back to this post. Leave a comment with your post link.

All entries must be in by Friday, September 16, 2011 at 11:59 pm EST. You must be 18 or older and a U.S. resident. No purchase necessary. Remember to leave a separate comment for each entry. The winner will be chosen using and will be notified via email. (Please be sure to provide a valid email address with your entry.) Winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize, otherwise a new winner will be chosen. See rules and promotions standards set forth by Clorox for more information:

Disclosure: I am currently working on a compensated campaign with The Clorox Company for the Check-in for Checkups program that benefits the Children’s Health Fund.

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{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kat September 9, 2011 at 1:20 pm

I walk my son from school, instead of driving.


2 Kat September 9, 2011 at 1:22 pm

I receive your post updates via RSS feed.


3 chris September 10, 2011 at 1:20 am

long walks with dog


4 Lydia September 12, 2011 at 3:19 am

Hi! A helthy habit that I’ve adopted recently in to make sure and have a healthy, filling breakfast. Before I’d grab something quick or skip breakfast alltogether. I’d end up starving and overeating near lunch time. Oatmeal is huge with me right now.


5 modernmami September 18, 2011 at 9:47 pm

What a great healthy habit! Congratulations! You won the giveaway!


6 modernmami September 18, 2011 at 9:47 pm

What a great healthy habit! Congratulations! You won the giveaway!


7 Lydia September 12, 2011 at 3:21 am

I follow you on Twitter now! (lydsquidmom)


8 Lydia September 12, 2011 at 3:23 am

I like you on facebook. 🙂


9 Kristen m September 12, 2011 at 5:13 pm

My healthy habit is stealing at least 30 minutes a day to exercise, we have exercise on deman through our cable provider, so I don’t even have to leave the living room!
blue65829 at aol dot com


10 clynsg September 15, 2011 at 4:17 pm

One of my healthy habits is to make sure there are plenty of fresh fruits and snack vegetables in the house to eat.


11 Vmkids3 September 15, 2011 at 7:54 pm

drink water and eat apples

vmkids3 at msn dot com


12 Diane B September 15, 2011 at 9:31 pm

I take the dog for 2  3o minutes  walks a day


13 Kam A September 16, 2011 at 4:37 pm

My son and I have rode bikes to and from preschool from the 1st day and are hoping to continue until winter (3 miles round trip)


14 Kam A September 16, 2011 at 4:38 pm

Follow on twitter under @kamewh:twitter 


15 Kam A September 16, 2011 at 4:40 pm



16 Willdebbie September 16, 2011 at 7:18 pm

I try to stay away from processed food


17 Willdebbie September 16, 2011 at 7:19 pm

subscribe in google reader


18 Willdebbie September 16, 2011 at 7:20 pm

Like ModernMami™.com on Facebook.
christal c


19 Anonymous September 17, 2011 at 2:43 am

I eat fruit with every meal.


20 Anonymous September 17, 2011 at 2:44 am

I follow @modernmami on twitter as @yadgirl:disqus 


21 Anonymous September 17, 2011 at 2:46 am
22 Atreau September 17, 2011 at 2:56 am

We walk the dog every morning for a mile.


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