7 Tips to Get Your Kids to Eat More Veggies

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Let’s face it, most kids don’t love their veggies. When my kids first started eating solid food, I always offered a wide variety of vegetables, which they usually gobbled up! But as they grew and started developing a taste for other things, it got more challenging. The good news with kids is that they need a lot of calories to meet the demand of their rapidly growing bodies. But with that said, you still don’t want to be feeding them fat, sugar, and refined foods all day.

I have found a few ways that have really helped me to get my kids eating more veggies. It took some time though! So if these methods don’t have your kids eating a salad the next day, don’t worry! Just keep working at it. [Read more…]

The Kids Cook Monday: Mini Mushroom Burgers

When grilling season hits one of life’s simple pleasures is to throw a portabella mushroom on the grill and let it absorb those delicious smoky flavors. These mushroom sliders are so cute they use a dinner roll for a bun! This recipe comes to us from our friends at The Mushroom Council.

Food For Thought: Is it portabella, portabello, or portobello? All are correct! It might be confusing, but sometimes words have different spellings and pronunciations depending on where you’re from or who you ask. The Mushroom Council uses the “two a” spelling, so we’re following their lead. [Read more…]

5th Annual “Fit Fathers Day” Call To Duty Video

On Sunday June 17, 2018 Fit Fathers Day will focus on the tools needed for long-term life enhancement including daily exercise influence, the reduction or elimination of negative habits and the adoption of fresh, positive lifestyle choices. It’s important on Father’s Day and each subsequent day that dads and male role models spearhead this call to duty by taking time out to engage in physical fitness with their families and employ healthy food choices. For more detail please visit www.FitFathersDay.com.

Fit Fathers Nutritious Meal Prep

Fit Fathers styled food prep for the kids’ after school grub. Took us less than 30 mins to prepare this nutritious meal. We will never sacrifice their health over our lack of planning! Here we have organic blueberries and strawberries, watermelon, steamed Kale, vegan caesar salad and Japanese buckwheat soba noodles. #NoExcuses #EatClean

News Channel 8: Let’s Talk Live About Fit Fathers Day

This Father’s Day there is something different and exciting for the entire family. Fit Fathers Day is a free fun-for-all fitness celebration, taking place in downtown Silver Spring, MD on Father’s Day. Today on “Let’s Talk Live”, we learned more about the event and its host organization from Kimatni Rawlins, Founder of the Fit Fathers Foundation. [Read more…]

Great Day Washington Welcomes the Fit Fathers Foundation

Thank you WUSA 9 for having Fit Fathers on Great Day Washington to discuss our 3rd Annual Fit Fathers Day Celebration in Downtown Silver Spring, MD Sunday June 19. We are highly appreciative of the opportunity. It was fun discussing health and working out with the kids on set. More event details at www.FitFathersDay.com.

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Fox 5 DC Celebrates 3rd Annual “Fit Fathers Day” Event

The Fit Fathers Foundation had a great time on Fox 5 — Good Day DC — this morning with Wisdom Martin discussing the 3rd Annual “Fit Fathers Day” Celebration Sunday June 19 in Downtown Silver Spring, MD. Come join us for a free, fun for all, family event with Baltimore Ravens’ Kyle Arrington, music artist Raheem DeVaughn and Fit Fathers Founder Kimatni Rawlins. More details at www.FitFathersDay.com.

All fitness levels and ages

Eat clean, stay active and energize your life. 

An Event to Benefit Pediatric Cancer and Promote Good Health

#FitFathers #FitFathersDay #JourneyToHappiness #MensHealthMonth

Brought to you by Thule, Mazda, Toyota, Children’s Hospital Foundation, Volkswagen, Whole Foods, REI, Bose, DC Capital Striders, PCRM, Nissan, Mothers Car Care, The Washington Auto Show, Road Runner Sports and Yokohama Tires, the Father’s Day celebration has now spread beyond the Washington, D.C. area to Austin, Philadelphia, TX, Atlanta, South Jersey, Oakland, CA, Seal Beach, CA, Cincinnati, OH, North Carolina, Houston, New York City and San Diego, CA. Email InfoDesk@FitFathers.com for specific details on each Fit Fathers Day location.

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Five Healthy Tactics To Celebrate Father’s Day

Kimatni D. Rawlins, Fit Fathers

It’s no enigmatic secret that Father’s Day clearly doesn’t bring the excitement and allure in relation to the celebratory activities that mothers receive on their day of recognition. Which is fine because mothers are the foundation of human existence. Their 9-month nurturing alone holds enough weight to debate any philosopher on the comparative subject matter. Nevertheless, I would like to see additional efforts put forth on everyone’s part to strengthen the acknowledgment towards this special observance day for dads and the families they support. [Read more…]

Fit Kids On the Go!

Fit_Kids_Fit_Fathers_Fit_FamCreate a healthful and fitness focused environment for your kids and they will adapt the habits needed for life enhancement. For that reason — everyday so far — in Japan with have exercised our rights to longevity. Now we’re all eating apples and bananas! ‪#‎NoExcuses‬ ‪#‎FitKids‬ ‪#‎TravelFitness‬

Kimatni D. Rawlins

Take the “Fit Fathers Day” Pledge

It’s important on Father’s Day and each subsequent day that dads and male role models spearhead this call to action by taking time out to engage in physical fitness and employ healthy food choices with their families. It is a fact that health risks are increased in men 20 years and older, and with added stress and more responsibilities a father is at a higher risk of various potential problems. So keep in mind that exercising and healthy eating saves generations.

Become a Fit Father by following these simple steps to lead your family to a healthier lifestyle.

I pledge to become a Fit Father and will …

  • attend my doctor’s office for routine checkups and screenings.
  • exercise 3 to 5 days a week for 30 to 45 minutes minimum and include my children in most fitness activities.
  • eat 3 to 7 pieces of fruit and veggies daily.
  • drink 8 to 10 glasses of water daily.
  • limit or eliminate sodas, candy and pastries entirely.
  • limit or eliminate fried foods entirely.
  • limit or avoid carcinogens entirely: smoking, drugs and heavy alcohol.
  • replace enriched white foods with whole grains (quinoa, brown rice, etc.)
  • Never eat with less than 3 hours in-between bedtime.
  • spend quality time with my children daily.
  • on Father’ Day enjoy one hour of energetic activities with my loved ones such as a 5K to 10K run, family bike ride, soccer, hiking, ball games, swimming or a simple walk through the park with nature.

Stay active, eat well and energize your life!