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DALLAS, Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Among the top ranked priorities for moms is always the health and wellbeing of their families. In 2015, Avocados from Mexico (AFM) will help ignite a movement among Hispanic families by offering easy tips for more nutritious meals, as well as simple exercise activities for the whole family to enjoy. Avocados from Mexico brand ambassador and cooking show host, Maggie Jimenez will serve as the Echale Challenge spokesperson and help motivate Latina moms to take the Echale Challenge. The challenge, which begins February 9, 2015, will award participants that are the most active via social media, showing how they are adding more fruits and vegetables to their diets and exercising with weekly prizes and a grand prize of $10,000. 

"The Echale Challenge is a great platform for Latina Moms to connect with their kids and take part in a movement that can help nurture them," said Stephanie Bazan of Avocados of Mexico. "Working to help promote more nutritious eating habits and active lifestyles, the Echale Challenge mission is to motivate and inspire families across the nation."

Knowing that Hispanic moms already have busy schedules, participating in the Echale Challenge is quick and easy. Every week AFM will provide tips and weekly themed recipes focusing on breakfast, lunch/snacking and dinner as well as suggestions for family activities. Participants will be able to register, receive notifications and showcase their activity and progress via a mobile app.  

How it works:

1               Visit facebook.com/aguacatesdemexico to sign up for the 21-day challenge and access recipes, tips and health information

2               Pledge to add more fruits and vegetables (including avocados) to your dishes and be more active

3               Post pictures throughout the week showing Echale Challenge-inspired recipes and share your journey with others via your social media channels using #EchaleChallenge 

4               Earn points by encouraging your friends and family to join the challenge

5               Those that share the most pictures and encourage others to join will be entered to win $5,000, awarded on a weekly basis with a grand prize of $10,000 awarded to the most active after the 21-days are over

"As a mother of 2 young girls the Echale Challenge is an important movement to get Latina Moms to engage with their families on the topic of health and wellness in a fun way through social and mobile technology," said Maggie Jimenez.  "This is a great way to unite Latina moms and their kids on overall wellbeing." Maggie Jimenez will visit Latina moms and families across the U.S. in January and February to conduct outreach in the Latino community and encourage others to join the movement. Visit www.facebook.com/aguacatesdemexico for updates.

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