The American Heart Association and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island announce the 2020 Get Healthy Rhode Island Postcard Contest

2020 Get Healthy RI Contest

The American Heart Association, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Rhode Island Foundation and Rhode Island Healthy Schools Coalition are excited to announce the 2020 Get Healthy Rhode Island Postcard Contest!

The contest invites all students from across Rhode Island in Grades K-5 to design a postcard that demonstrates how they like to get healthy. Postcard submissions are being collected through April 30, 2020, and winners will be announced by May 15, 2020.  Award ceremonies will be held at prize recipients’ schools.

The Get Healthy RI Contest calls on students to get creative and: 1) Draw a picture on the front of the postcard. 2) Write a few words on the back that highlight how they like to get healthy and why it matters.

Postcards will help educate decisionmakers about the importance of supporting policies that promote a healthier generation in Rhode Island.  Students are encouraged to focus on three areas:

EAT HEALTHY
Eating healthy foods is one of the most important ways to keep your heart working at its best. Choose foods and beverages that help keep your heart — and the rest of your body — in top shape. Healthy options include water, fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean meats. Try to limit salt, added sugars, and saturated and trans fats that harm your heart.

GET ACTIVE
Kids should get at least 60 minutes per day of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity. Kids who are active have better bone health, physical fitness, brain function, attention, academic performance, and self-esteem. Run, walk, and play every day — and have fun!

BE MINDFUL
Don’t forget to limit screen time! Go outside and enjoy nature, listen to music, draw, do yoga, or just enjoy quiet time. Be sure to get plenty of sleep.

First, second, and third place winners will be selected – one set of winners from Grades K-2 and one set of winners from Grades 3-5. Prizes include gift cards for Dick’s Sporting Goods and admission passes for Roger Williams Park Zoo.

School teachers and administrators can acquire a contest kit for their students by contacting Jamie Oriol at the American Heart Association at Jamie.Oriol@heart.org. Please specify the number of students expected to participate.  Kits include blank postcards for entries and entry forms with detailed information. The entry form and official rules can also be downloaded from this page.

2020 Get Healthy Flyer FINAL
2020 Get Healthy Contest OFFICIAL RULES

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