Services 'cooks up' healthy recipe contest

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According to the Center for Disease Control, there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the U.S. during the past 20 years. Over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates have tripled.

During the Year of the Air Force Family, officials launched the "FitFamily" website to promote the importance of healthy lifestyle choices and encourage families to be active together.  Members can visit the website at anytime for healthy recipes, fitness tips and health webinars.

"The 'Cook it Up' healthy recipe contest is a fun way our Air Force community can get involved in making healthier choices and learn what really makes a recipe healthy," said David Brittain, a youth specialist for Air Force Services at the Pentagon. "The greatest prize will be a healthier lifestyle for the individual and families."

Prizes include AAFES movie tickets, iTunes gift cards, iPads and one grand prize winner will earn a visit to their installation from celebrity chef and "Next Food Network Star" contestant Herb Mesa.

For more information on "FitFamily," or for contest rules, visit