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By Christine Lakatos
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About this project

Hello I'm Christine, the creator of Super Fit Kids Animated Series. As a fitness expert and retired athlete, I must say that the value of being fit and healthy is understated –– it goes way beyond the physical.  And in keeping my eye on "the pulse" of the diet and weight-loss industry, which exceeds $40 billion annually, I have sadly discovered that the methods used to lose weight are usually quick-fix solutions full of false promises, gimmicks, dangerous pills and potions –– only causing more harm than good. 

So, in an effort to "stop the madness," in 2008 I launched the first in a series of diet and exercise workbooks called My Diva Diet: A Woman's Last Diet Book (© 2008) –– based on sound nutrition, promoting a fit and healthy lifestyle. But instead of the usual "style," I decided to present my message in a fun and entertaining way that the entire family could follow –– Superheroes and Villains!  

Now I'm ready to unleash my Fitness Superheroes –– who will enlist our youth –– "to wage war" against not only the "diet villains," but also the evil forces that plague our bodies and destroy our planet. 

THE PROBLEM

According to most obesity statistics, "34 percent of Americans are obese, and 32.7 percent are overweight, while 33% of American children are obese or overweight" –– it's an epidemic my friends.

Let's face it, as a nation we're FAT, and worse, we have a health crisis on our hands. Did you know that the "success rate of sustained weight-loss is as low as five percent, and more than 50 million Americans line up each year to start a new diet." Sadly, most of our high body fat and health issues are attributed to poor diet and inactivity. And worse, most seek out a quick-fix solution, whereas the real answer is found in a lifestyle of a proper diet and regular exercise regimen –– and it's never to late to go down that path. However, it's best to start healthy eating habits and physical activity early in life, and our children deserve that opportunity! 

Furthermore, due to ongoing environmental concerns (real and exaggerated), instability in the Middle East, and the "2011 Nuke Disaster” in Japan –– “energy” is on the minds of people across the world. Not to mention, the push in America toward “energy independence” has risen dramatically in private circles as well as political –– both financially and legislatively.

"Green" is exploding, including "alternative energy" –– and this is good news!

Now the "energy issue" may be a little much for our children to grasp, however, environmental concerns don't have to be complicated –– we can promote "baby steps" in this effort. For example we can teach them the pride of recycling, the benefits of carpooling, the destructiveness of littering, and the horror of wasting electricity, water and food.  


THE SOLUTION

The lessons on health, wellness, and our environment don't have to repel our youth; there are ways we can engage them. The solution is to create characters that our children (and adults) can admire and emulate (positive role models) –– Fitness- and Eco- Superheroes!   

SUPER FIT KIDS: A Cartoon Campaign –– future animated TV series, video game, and more –– is designed to educate and motive our youth, in an entertaining manner, by creating excitement surrounding healthy diet choices and exercise. SUPER FIT KIDS will also promote enthusiasm in the arena of preserving and cleaning up our planet, including green technology and their related products and services.

The SUPER FIT KIDS' goal is to move our country toward "a fit nation and a greener planet." The plan is to use an action adventure, superhero format. The "Fitness Superheroes" –– a Wonder Woman and Laura Croft type leading the way –– along with her SUPER FIT TEAM, who will expose, attack, and defeat the "diet, exercise and eco-villains."

While the SUPER FIT KIDS Animated Series will include the savvy, wit, and occasional humor (all age appropriate of course) of today's animation, and music that appeals to this generation, the educational aspect will be subliminal. Moreover, the focus of each episode will be on a particular "villain" or more –– like Batman vs. the Joker (Batman had many enemies) –– and will conclude with a real message and practical application. 

Interestingly:

Isn’t it time for a new Superhero –– a heroine, to come to our rescue? 

WHERE WE'RE AT AND WHAT THE MONEY IS FOR

At this point in time, two of the Fitness Superheroes and 18 "diet villains" were designed by My Team and are highlighted on the MY DIVA DIET website, where you will meet the heroine, (the speaking) Super Fit Diva. The cartoon characters can also found in my diet book and other online social networking outlets including YouTube

Wild Cow Productions and YOUR contribution:

  • The majority of the funds will go into taking this concept to a critical level –– a 3-minute animated trailer to present to TV networks and video game companies.  We have an animation house ready to bring this vision to life –– Two Animators, and they ROCK! 
  • We will begin character development on the rest of the Fitness Superheroes –– the SUPER FIT TEAM, which will include children from all walks of life and an array of sports and physical activity. We would also like to move forward on our long list of enemies –– the "exercise and eco-villains."
  • We will design an action-adventure website to aggressively launch the SUPER FIT KIDS project and begin our mission –– "to wage war against the dark forces that plague our bodies and destroy our planet!" 

Won't you consider being part of the solution?  Together, through the entertainment industry (which could use a wholesome boost), we can make a profound and positive impact on our children, our country, and the world! 

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    You can take pride in knowing that you have contributed to something that has the power to impact our youth in a profound and positive way. A special "thank you tweet" will go out in your honor and reach thousands of my "tweeples"!

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    All of the above –– plus a copy of the Super Fit Kids Trailer (DVD) that you made possible.

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    All of the above –– plus your name will be added to the "Super Fit Kids Supporter" listing on the Super Fit Kids USA blog and later included on the Super Fit Kids website. You will be "forever" recognized for your contribution to a noble and important cause!

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    All of the above –– plus a Super Fit Kids poster signed by the creator as well as a signed copy of MY DIVA DIET: A Woman's Last Diet Book. Even though the information in the diet book is valuable to men; you may consider giving it to a female friend. However "dieting gifts" may be "deemed" an insult to some –– so be careful.

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    All of the above –– along with a feature story about you on the Super Fit Kids USA blog, which will eventually be accumulated and added to the Super Fit Kids website in our "Super Fit Kids Supporters" listing page.

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    All of the above –– plus the honor of participating in SFK Character Development! This pledge entitles you to name one of the 20 "VILLAINS" that we will be adding to our "enemy" list. And if you have time, we would love your input on the Super Fit Kids Trailer storyline. NOTE: You will also be credited on the SFK Trailer for your participation!

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    All of the above –– plus the honor of participating in SFK Character Development! We will name a Fitness Superhero after you, and possibly design it in "your image" –– however all of our SUPERHEROES are physically fit. This pledge will give you the title of Executive Producer on the Super Fit Kids' Trailer –– and you will be credited there as well as anywhere that "Super Fit Kids Supporters" are listed! Big Hug!

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