Poster contest helps promote heart health
North Dakota youth will have a chance to demonstrate their creativity and knowledge of heart health in this spring’s “Eat Smart. Play Hard.” poster contest.
The contest is open to North Dakota youth ages 8 to 19 as of Sept. 1, 2013.
Posters will be judged in two age divisions: preteen (ages 8 to 12) and teen (ages 13 to 19).
The North Dakota State University Extension Service, NDSU Extension’s Center for 4-H Youth Development and the North Dakota Academy of Dietetics are sponsoring the contest.
The posters should educate and promote the idea of living a heart-healthy lifestyle. The posters also should inform North Dakota youth and adults about the importance of healthful food choices and regular physical activity to heart health.This year’s posters must be centered on a theme that directly relates to eating healthful foods and playing hard to promote heart health. This could include the importance of taking part in 60 minutes of physical activity each day or eating a diet rich in whole grains, fruits and vegetables.To learn more about this topic, visit the following websites:http://tinyurl.com/esphcontestrules. The entry form is at http://tinyurl.com/esphentryform.“Eat Smart. Play Hard.” is a U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service initiative that focuses on making America’s children healthier. It provides practical suggestions to help children and their caregivers eat a healthful diet and be physically active.