Auburn awarded $3,000 in healthy video challenge

Representatives from LifeWise Health Plan Washington and Treeswing, a leading local voice on the issue of childhood obesity, presented Auburn High School with a $3,000 check last Friday.

  • Thursday, April 25, 2013 2:02pm
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Auburn High School seniors Curtis Kalvog

Representatives from LifeWise Health Plan Washington and Treeswing, a leading local voice on the issue of childhood obesity, presented Auburn High School with a $3,000 check last Friday.

The money will be used to support health and nutrition programs at the school, including DECA’s first annual Student Health and Fitness Fair.

Auburn seniors Curtis Kalvog and Adam Luk finished third in the Hunt 4 Health High School Video Contest, capturing the $3,000 prize. Kavog and Luk produced a clever video, “Food I Don’t Like”.

Students from Lake Washington High School in Kirkland won first place, earning $7,000 for their school’s nutrition and physical education programs, as well as individual prizes.

The Hunt 4 Health contest asked King and Snohomish county high school students to create an original video that answered the question: “What do you and your friends do to stay healthy and active?” The goal of the contest was to encourage teens to play an active role in their own health and give schools the tools to help improve their nutrition and physical activity programs.

Achieving this goal is more important than ever because according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25 percent of Washington youth are overweight, putting them at high risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer and asthma.

“LifeWise really enjoyed launching this contest with Treeswing,” said Jeff Roe, LifeWise president and CEO. “Supporting our members in their choices to live healthier and more active lives is a big part of what we do at LifeWise, so we were excited to work with local schools to raise awareness of healthy choices.”

Jeremy Sacks, a senior at Lake Washington, submitted the winning video called “The Healthy Song” – featuring an original song, healthy snack cameos and a solo dance sequence. The Lake Washington students’ big picture message was captured in the song’s chorus saying, “ … it can be as easy as walking down the street, it’s not only exercise it’s also things you eat.”

Enumclaw was second, receiving $5,000.

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LINKS:

www.lifewisewa.com

treeswing.org

 

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