Delaware State Parks and Nemours Health & Prevention Services Partner to Promote Healthy Activities for Children and Families

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DOVER, Del. –  Delaware State Parks and Nemours Health & Prevention Services are working together to encourage children and families to take the Delaware State Parks Trail Challenge and support Nemours’ 5-2-1-, Almost None initiative. Individuals hike 15 designated trails in Delaware State Parks to complete the Trail Challenge and win a patch, a certificate, a pedometer, and the Golden Boot award. 

Hikers submit a completed Trail Challenge punch card to win the prizes and be entered in a drawing for vacations in different parks. Completed cards must be submitted by Dec. 31, 2008. In early 2009, a winner will be drawn for the first prize – a 5-day, 4-night stay in a year-round, fully-equipped Ohio State Park cottage, plus $1,000 for travel expenses. The second prize is a 4-day, 3-night stay in a cabin in Maryland’s Tuckahoe State Park, plus $600 for travel expenses. The third prize is 3 days and 2 nights in a cabin in Delaware’s Trap Pond State Park, plus $400 in travel expenses.

Each park features activities such as fishing, boating, camping, and especially hiking.  Nemours’ 5-2-1, Almost None program suggests a healthy diet, including five daily servings of fruits and vegetables; fitness with no more than two hours per day “screen time” and at least one hour per day of activity; and almost no sugary beverages.  

More information about Nemours Health & Prevention Services and 5-2-1, Almost None is available at www.nemours.org. Information about Delaware State Parks Trail Challenge can be found at www.destateparks.com/trailchallenge, or by calling (302)