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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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