Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Students Taking Charge Video Contest

Students Taking Charge is a video contest being held by Action For Healthy Kids. The contest asks students to create a short video, 30 seconds to 2 minutes, about how their school makes it easy for students to be healthy. The video can document physical education programs, food service programs, or any other school or student initiative designed to promote healthy living. The contest is open to any student in grades nine through twelve. Winners receive up $500 for themselves and $1000 for their schools. Submissions are due by June 1st. Read the full contest rules and requirements here.

Thanks to Christine Hollingsworth for sharing the link to this contest.

Applications for Education
This contest provides a good opportunity to have students take a good hard look at the things their schools do to promote healthy lifestyle choices. Creating videos for this contest is a great way to bring technology into a health education class.

Here are some related resources that may be of interest to you:
Sugar Stacks - How Much Sugar is in Your Snack?
Learn to be Healthy - Free Lesson Plans
Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity