ABINGDON, MD--(Marketwired - Oct 28, 2014) - As part of an ongoing commitment to supporting children's health and fitness, Kiddie Academy Educational Child Care (www.kiddieacademy.com) has launched a new family recipe contest called "Chef Kiddie." Families are encouraged to share their favorite healthy, kid-friendly recipe along with a photo via Facebook for a chance to win a $1,000 Visa gift card. 

To enter, participants can post their recipe and a photo of their child (making it, eating it, etc.) and complete a caption on the Kiddie Academy Facebook page. Contestants can easily share their recipes with friends and family, who can vote on their submissions. 

The contest will last for six weeks and the photos and recipes with the most votes will become finalists. A selection committee will decide the grand prize winner. The contest also includes weekly drawings for a chance to win a $50 Amazon Mom or Visa gift card. In addition, everyone who enters gets a free copy of the Chef Kiddie recipe book compiled of the top ten finalists' recipes.

"Our Chef Kiddie contest is the perfect complement to Kiddie Academy's Life Essentials® philosophy, which includes Health and Fitness as one of its core principles," says Richard Peterson, Kiddie Academy's vice president of education. "In fact, over 90% of Kiddie Academy locations nationwide have received certification as participants in the Let's Move! initiative -- a public statement of Kiddie Academy's system-wide commitment to a healthier future for children."

About Kiddie Academy®
Since 1981, Kiddie Academy® has been a leader in education-based child care. The company serves families and their children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old, offering full time care, before- and after-school care and summer camp programs. Kiddie Academy's proprietary Life Essentials® curriculum, supporting programs, methods, activities and techniques help prepare children for life. Kiddie Academy is using the globally recognized AdvancED accreditation system, signifying its commitment to quality education and the highest standards in child care. For more information, visit www.kiddieacademy.com.

About Kiddie Academy® Franchising
Kiddie Academy International, Inc. is based in Maryland and has 126 academies located in 23 states. Approximately 30 additional academies are in development, with 15 to 20 new locations slated to open each year. For more information, visit www.kiddieacademyfranchising.com.

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