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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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Would You Consider Yourself to be Obese?

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  • No, but I could afford to lose a few pounds.

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drowning
drowning posted in Friends:
@country_girl19, I agree with Athena. She might not realize how she's making you feel and it's best to talk to her about it, if not it could get worse. If nothing changes after talking with her, then I think you should rethink things. @WatermelonCurlz, I don't really think you should hang around them that much. They don't listen to you or seem to really care about the fact that you've talked about getting different friends. I'm not saying to just cut them off all together, but I wouldn't stray from the idea of slowly distancing yourself.
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JazzyRox
JazzyRox posted in Friends:
"WatermelonCurlz" wrote:OMG! OK so, I have a group to 3 friends (not including me) and they love this video game that I'm not allowed to play. And they know that, so they talk about it purposely around me. Omg, ikr.When I ask to talk about something else the ignore me. So I say, I'm going to go find real friends, and they say, OK, like me care. And that's all they want to talk about, at recess, lunch, secretly in class, you name it thye do it. How do I get them to stop?   You should probably just stop talking to them and stuff. don't sit by them at lunch and don't hang out with them at recess. they sound like they are not good friends. if it gets worse, just tell your parents if they don't already know. idk how good i am at advise. hope this helped.  ~JazzyRox
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WatermelonCurlz
OMG!OK so, I have a group to 3 friends (not including me) and they love this video game that I'm not allowed to play. And they know that, so they talk about it purposely around me. Omg, ikr.When I ask to talk about something else the ignore me. So I say, I'm going to go find real friends, and they say, OK, like me care. And that's all they want to talk about, at recess, lunch, secretly in class, you name it thye do it. How do I get them to stop?
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Abbergrl
Well I strongly agree with you all. It's like, wow I never knew so many people had this problem!
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Abbergrl
Abbergrl posted in Friends:
A perfect friend is one who respects your feelings and doesn't make fun of them but helps you feel better, who can drive you only slightly insane, and who will try to save you from embarrassing situations by making you see the funny side. :) :D
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