Logan County Fifth Graders: Take a Healthy Selfie!

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[January 29, 2016]   LINCOLN - Fifth grade students in Logan County are no strangers to taking pictures of themselves with Smartphones, known as “selfies”. This year’s Wellness Expo planners decided that it is time to celebrate the phenomenon by inviting Logan County 5th graders to show the community how they stay healthy by taking a “Healthy Selfie”.

Each year, a 5th grade Wellness Expo (previously known as the health fair) is held at the Lincoln Park District. The students complete a heart obstacle course, visit with vendors, and exercise. This year planners are inviting all Logan County 5th grade students to take a picture of themselves exhibiting how they stay healthy.

Entrants are encouraged to find selfie-inspiration from www.logancounty5210.org which promotes the 5-2-1-0 obesity prevention daily guidelines of 5 fruits/vegetables, no more than 2 hours of recreational screen time, at least 1 hour of physical activity and 0 sugar-sweetened beverages.

First, second and third place overall winners will be announced at the 5th grade Wellness Expo on Friday, February 19. The first place winner will enjoy a 2016 family pool pass at the Lincoln Park District, valued at $200. The second place winner will receive a bowling party for 30 people at Logan Lanes, valued at $180. The third place winner will host an indoor pool party for 50 at Lincoln College, valued at $150.

All entries will be showcased at the public Wellness Expo on Saturday, February 20, 2016 being held from 9am-1pm at the Lincoln Park District. And all entries will also be featured in a 5-2-1-0 promotional video shown before movies at the Lincoln Grand 8 in the spring.

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To enter, please e-mail your name, school, phone number and the healthy selfie to info@healthy communitiespartnership.com.  Only one person per selfie and only Logan County 5th graders are eligible. All submissions become property of the Healthy Communities Partnership. Entry deadline is February 12, 2016.

The Wellness Expo is a collaboration of the Logan County Department of Public Health, the Lincoln Park District, and Healthy Communities Partnership. For more information, call 217-605-5008.

[Angela Stoltzenburg, Healthy Communities Partnership]


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