Healthy habits catching on
It's a family affair for Peninsula Green Fighter Jamie Leggatt.
As the Kin's Green Fighters contestant for White Rock/South Surrey, Leggatt has been working hard at maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly.
And as a result, Leggatt said her two young daughters are also reaping the health benefits.
"Since I have to be organized and make my own lunches, I've been making the kids' lunches at the same time, so I think they're getting healthier lunches too," she said. "It's nice knowing that we're all eating better."
Since the Green Fighter's contest launched March 1 – pitting Leggatt against 13 other competitors from around the Lower Mainland – she said she has already noticed an improvement in how she feels.
"Some of my clothes are fitting a little looser, too," she said.
Over the weekend, Leggatt took part in the first of three in-store challenges, where she and her daughters collected sticky-notes from Kin's shoppers, pledging to change one thing about their lifestyle for the better.
They also collected donations for the Canadian Cancer Society, bringing in more than $230.
The winner of last week's challenge was Langley's Amanda Emery, who collected 303 pledges.
For this week's challenge, the Green Fighters will be tasked with sharing an all-green recipe, in honour of St. Patrick's Day. Leggatt says she plans to share spinach smoothy concoction – which she drinks every morning and includes spinach, almond milk, banana, peanut butter and protein powder.
"It's really good, it tastes like a dessert."
To track Leggatt's progress in the Green Fighters Challenge, visit www.facebook.com/KinsFarmMarket