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Recess Rocks Video Contest: Kids Fight Obesity

Three schools and 13 kids across the U.S.A. have been named winners in the national Recess Rocks video contest for their ideas for combating childhood obesity. We’ve got the winning videos!

Fighting Childhood Obesity

The video contest, which ran from September 8 to November 30, invited kids and teens in grades 2 through 8 across the U.S. to submit a 2-minute video featuring a speech, song, dance or commercial that answers 2 questions: How do you feel about the childhood obesity problem? and What can you do about it?. The winners submitted videos that include some really great ideas about the problem of childhood obesity...check them out below!


Video Contest Winners

Group 1st Place: O'Neill Elementary, O'Neill, NE


Group 2nd Place: MacDonough School Video Production Club, Middletown, CT


Group 3rd Place: Cobblestone Elementary School, Rocklin, CA


Individual 1st Place: Daniel Schratz, Grade 5, Franklin, MA


Individual 1st Place: Jabulela Inyoni, Grade 7, Los Angeles, CA


Individual 1st Place: Natalie Ervolino, Grade 8, Dubuque, IA


Individual 2nd Place: Dustin Grant, Grade 4, Potsdam, NY


Individual 2nd Place: Alexa Overbay, Grade 7, Lincoln, CA


Individual 2nd Place: Emily Morrow, Grade 6, O'Neill, NE


Individual 3rd Place: Connor McCabe, Grade 5, Lisbon, CT


Individual 3rd Place: Henry Schreiber, Grade 6, Coatesville, PA


Individual 3rd Place: Drew Trembly, Grade 6, Valparaiso, NE


Recess Rocks!

The Recess Rocks program wants to keep kids moving all year round by increasing students’ activity levels and creating life-long healthy habits. Visit RecessRocks.com to learn more!

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LUCYQWERTY123
"PuppyLover242" wrote:yup, my older sister never wants to take part, neither does one of my bros, and my mom recently broke her knee, so our time is messed up lately... even  before tho, never any time... Dont worry alot now ..keep hope i am sure there will be just one day u will get along :)
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PuppyLover242
yup, my older sister never wants to take part, neither does one of my bros, and my mom recently broke her knee, so our time is messed up lately... even  before tho, never any time...
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LUCYQWERTY123
"PuppyLover242" wrote:everyone is always doing something have u at least asked them if its ok only one night just sit together and watch a movie or put music and dance together??
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PuppyLover242
everyone is always doing something
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Ashleexo
Ashleexo posted in Family Issues:
"PuppyLover242" wrote:I try to! I try to get some old fashoned games together, family nights, but everyone is too busy on Xbox and my older sis ALWAYS (and i MEAN always) has headphones on! ...... :(....... We do family game nights sometimes.
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