The Childhood Obesity Challenge, running through the end of this month, gives organizations a chance to win funding for projects specifically designed to help curb steadily rising obesity rates in children.
Have you heard of the Childhood Obesity Challenge sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and American Journal of Preventive Medicine? This challenge, running through the end of this month, gives organizations a chance to win funding for projects specifically designed to help curb steadily rising obesity rates in children. Organizations were given the opportunity to submit information on programs or projects they would like to raise money for. Individuals are now able to log in and cast their vote for a favorite (or two, or more). With $5000 in prizes up for grabs, the competition is fierce!
1st prize = $2,500 and a feature in American Journal of Preventive Medicine
2nd prize = $1,000
3rd prize = $500
With so many innovative ideas and worthwhile causes, it may be difficult to choose! Here are two of our favorites that we hope you’ll vote for:
If you are familiar with HealthyDiningFinder.com, chances are you already know the Kids LiveWell Program, which we launched in collaboration with the National Restaurant Association in July 2011. To make healthier menu choices for kids even more accessible to busy families, the National Restaurant Association recently launched Kids LiveWell mobile apps, as well (iPhone and Android versions). Both the National Restaurant Association and we here at Healthy Dining would like to see this first of its kind program continue to grow, increasing the number of participating restaurants and healthful kids’ menu items available at restaurants nationwide.
Super Crew Color Tracker App
SuperKids Nutrition Inc. is working to encourage children to eat healthier using the Super Crew characters, with whom kids are probably already familiar, and technology. According to their Childhood Obesity Challenge entry, the proposed SuperKids iPhone/iPad application will be a fun game for the whole family that “encourages children to consume a more colorful nutrient dense diet.” It would be the first of its kind and sure to be a hit with children and parents alike.
Voting is open through September 30, 2012. Vote now to help these innovative projects win the funding and recognition they need to thrive!