Ms. Lormilus’ First Grade Class at the Lee Academy in Dorchester celebrated their first place win in the 2012 Give the Healthy Choice a Voice competetion for their “Eat Healthy, Grow Strong” video:

The class celebrated with a certificate ceremony, fresh fruit & vegetable stand, healthy snacks, and dancing!  Thanks to everyone who submitted entries to the competition this year & congratulation to the Lee School!

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Our judges have cast their votes, and we are proud to announce the 2012 Give the Healthy Choice a Voice winners!

[drum roll, please…]

First Place:  Lee Academy Pilot School, Ms. Bernadine Lormilus’ First Grade Class 

Second Place: English High School, David Jepson, Tracy Lynn Pagan, Sasha Carter. Click this link to view the 2nd place video:

http://www.englishhs.org/apps/video/watch.jsp?v=28191

Third Place: East Boston High School, Iliana Flores, Carl Azores, Jeffry Flores, Marvin Depaz, Jairo Quintanilla

Congratulations to each of our winners! And thank you to all of our participants for giving the healthy choice a voice this year! Please look out for details about the 2013 Give the Healthy Choice a Voice Contest next fall.

Deadline for all submissions EXTENDED to Friday, May 11th, 2012 at 5pm!

When was the last time YOU saw a commercial or heard a jingle promoting fresh fruits and vegetables? Help the BPS Farm to School Initiative give the healthy choice a voice by entering this year’s contest!

It’s not to late to enter!  Submit your best 30-90 second commercials, songs/jingles, or public service announcements that promote the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables and healthy food choices in general.

All BPS students are welcome to participate! Click here for contest rules, guidelines and entry form.

Prizes will be presented to the top three video submissions and the top three audio submissions at an award ceremony in early June!

If you have any questions please contact Kim Szeto, BPS Farm to School Coordinator at kszeto[at]boston.k12.ma.us for more information.

The junk food industry wants YOU to buy more, eat more and to tell your parents to come back for MORE JUNK. These companies spend billions of dollars marketing unhealthy products to “young customers” like you, while childhood obesity and other diet related illnesses are on the rise.

When was the last time YOU saw a commercial or heard a jingle promoting fresh fruits and vegetables? Help the BPS Farm to School Initiative give the healthy choice a voice by entering this year’s contest!

Food and Nutrition Services is launching the second annual Give the Healthy Choice a Voice contest.  Last year we held a poster contest and received over 200 submissions from BPS students (thanks to all of our artists!).  This year we are looking for 30-90 second commercials, songs/jingles, or public service announcements that promote the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables and healthy food choices in general.

All BPS students are welcome to participate! Click here for contest rules, guidelines and entry form.

Deadline for all submissions: Friday, April 13th, 2012 at 5pm

Prizes will be presented to the top three video submissions and the top three audio submissions at an award ceremony in late May/early June!

If you have any questions please contact Kim Szeto, BPS Farm to School Coordinator at kszeto[at]boston.k12.ma.us for more information.