Raising #HealthyMilitaryKids with P&G #Salute #ad

Compensation for this post was provided by Procter & Gamble via MSB New Media. All opinions expressed in this piece are my own.

I've always believed in raising Mary to active and healthy. When I was a kid, I always liked to stay in the house, but mostly because we lived in South Florida and it was miserable to be outside. But we live in a climate that is beautiful all year round now so Mary loves to be outside. Most of the time, she is outside anyways and since the weather is getting comfortable again, I've been planning lots of fun things to do outside. For the past two weeks, Mary and I have been stuck in the house because we both had pneumonia and that's no fun. So we're glad to be getting back into the swing of things. And one of the first outdoor activities we did this past week was visit an alpaca farm to learn about the alpacas, feed them and pot some plants.

The weather was absolutely gorgeous and was a breath of fresh air after a really cold winter. So heading outside to play with some animals was a great adventure for both of us!

When the weather is right, I love being outside and meeting some new animals was a great way to spend the day. P&G believes in the goodness of raising healthy and active military kids too and that's why they have teamed up with the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) to help bring ProCamps to a military installation near you! This ProCamp opportunity supports the Department of Defense’s Healthy Lifestyle Initiative, helping service members, their families and DoD civilians make healthier choices and live happier lives through nutrition and fitness.

So how can you bring ProCamps to your base? This is what you need to do:
  • When you buy P&G select brands at the commissary between March 19-April 8, you can help your Commissary bring a Pro Camp to your base.
  • Help your base be considered eligible for ProCamps selection by purchasing select, marked items such as Tide, Bounty, Charmin, Pantene, Crest, and Gillette at your Commissary.

ProCamps are a great way for your military child to meet a new friend, encourages a healthy, active lifestyle, and provides that once in a lifetime opportunity to play football with an NFL player. The kids will catch passes, learn routes and defend against these individuals that they look up to and see on TV each Sunday. And at each of the camps, the kids will receive a camp t-shirt, an autograph from the player, a team photo and a football among other things.

If you live on a base, this would be a great opportunity for your kids so I highly suggest heading over to the commissary to start your P&G purchases!