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Elisabeth Hasselbeck Discusses New Project, Plays Coy on ‘View’ Future

Elizabeth Hasselbeck
Elizabeth Hasselbeck

Elisabeth Hasselbeck has launched The Active Family Project, a campaign designed to help moms take back family playtime and start living a healthier and more active lifestyle.

"The Active Family Project is a great initiative," Hasselbeck told omg! about her new venture. "It's a phenomenal resource to parents to just get families together. There is even an activity finder you can check out online. Being active has its benefits and being together as a family has its benefits, and when you combine the two, it's win win."

"The View" co-host lists "football, relay races, and tag" among the activities you regularly find happening around her household. But what sorts of food does she keep around? Gwyneth Paltrow made headlines a few months ago when she revealed her 7-year-old son, Moses, and her 8-year-old daughter, Apple, sometimes follow a no carb diet. Hasselbeck, a mother of three, doesn't think it sounds extreme to educate kids about health choices at a young age.

"I can only speak for my family, but being a Celiac, I'm about quality carbs in our house," she told omg!. Hasselbeck, 35, has Celiac disease and has written two books discussing her gluten free diet. "I'm more about, 'What does this carb deliver?' I think educating kids on that is important. I grew up in an active time, it is a different culture for kids now. I think it's as much about what we're doing as it is about what we're eating."

Continued the TV personality: "Emphasizing the quality of food they eat is really important. It's all about education. The Active Family project there is time to teach your kids about this. That to me is the most important thing."

The Active Family Project is celebrating the first annual National Family Play Date by helping moms to schedule family playtime on May 11, and Hasselbeck reveals she has enjoys having play dates with her "View" co-star Sherri Shephard.

"We get together with Sherri all the time," Hasselbeck said. "We have a bunch of families we all get together with. We have a blast. Our friends are typically people who love to be with their kids."

Sounds like these two co-stars get along swimmingly off camera, as well as on. Us Weekly reported in March that Hasselbeck was being let go from "The View", and that she would be exiting the show next season after nine years. Barbara Walters then said the following morning on the ABC show there were "no plans" to have Hasselbeck exit.

So, what's the latest Hasselbeck can share?

"We addressed all those rumors early on and Barbara made a statement about the rumors," Hasselbeck told omg!. "We could spend 24 hours a day talking about rumors, and I'm just so thrilled about The Active Family Project I would much rather spend my time on that. So, there you have it."

Head over to The Active Family Project's Facebook page for more info, plus find out how you can win a trip to sunny Florida.

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