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Special Features Section, Superior Express

Lawrence-Nelson students participate in nutrition program

SHS students win health department PSA contest

 

Lawrence-Nelson students participate in nutrition program
More than 200 elementary and middle school students from throughout Nebraska gathered April 8 for a nutrition and NFL-themed event at Memorial Stadium at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The event was a reward for their efforts to eat healthy foods and stay active. Students from Lawrence-Nelson were among them.
Students earned invitations to the Fuel Up to Play 60 Reward Summit by actively engaging in the program and encouraging their peers to make healthier choices and commit to at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day. The in-school nutrition and physical activity program is sponsored by the National Dairy Council, Midwest Dairy Council, United States Department of Agriculture and the NFL.
"The program is in nearly 73,000 schools across the nation to teach our youth the importance of eating healthy and being physically active, and do it in a way that is fun and motivating," said Melissa Young, vice president of health and wellness for the Midwest Dairy Council. "The student teams that participated in the reward summit serve as role models for their peers."
Students partook in a variety of nutrition and physical activity sessions including a series of authentic pre-game warm-up football activities on the field lead by Husker student athletes, MyPlate relays and a nutrition game show. The students also interacted with KC Wolf, mascot for the Kansas City Chiefs, and heard presentations from a Nebraska dairy farmer and Tommy Armstrong, Jr., Nebraska Cornhusker quarterback, who explained how healthy eating and staying active helped prepare him for college football.

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SHS students win health department PSA contest

South Heartland District Health Department launched a radio public service announcement (PSA) contest in March challenging high school students in the Adams, Clay, Nuckolls and Webster counties to create PSAs that highlight the importance of public health. The contest was designed to be a fun, interactive way to get students involved in public health. The PSAs responded to topics of health and safety promoted by the National Public Health Association during National Public Health Week.
Schools were divided into three classes and the contest included two separate award categories, judged and people's choice, in each class.
Winners in the judged category were
Adams Central, Class A; Superior, Class B; and Kenesaw, Class C. Winning entries in this category are being aired on KHAS, KLIQ, KKPR, and ESPN radio stations, will be awarded a cash prize and all winning team members will receive a flash drive.
Winners in the people's choice category, determined by popular vote, were Kenesaw and Superior. Winners in this category will be awarded a cash prize and all winning team members will receive a flash drive.

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