Northern Colorado residents will choose best school wellness video

The Healthy Kids Run Series registration started April 1
March 11th, 2014

Contact: Nicole Caputo, nicole.caputo@uchealth.org, 970.237.7112

Residents are asked to choose the best wellness video produced by elementary school students in this year’s Schools on the Move 5210 Challenge.

Each February, UCHealth’s Healthy Kids Club coordinates the challenge, where northern Colorado schools compete by keeping track of healthy habits and activity every day.

Prize money is awarded to the top schools, in different categories, to use toward physical education equipment or school wellness initiatives. This year, 84 elementary schools and thousands of students, staff and parents participated.

Participating schools are also invited to create a video to earn more prize money. Videos are voted on by the community. Last year, more than 4,000 people voted. This year, schools created fun, informative videos highlighting wellness efforts. Look for breaking news alerts, high energy classrooms and lots of dancing.

Video challenge finalists include eight northern Colorado elementary schools. Healthy Kids Club is asking the community to help pick the winners.

Finalists include:

  • Werner Elementary, Fort Collins.
  • Mead Elementary, Mead.
  • Grandview Elementary, Windsor.
  • Milliken Elementary, Milliken.
  • Tozer Elementary, Windsor.
  • Ponderosa Elementary, Loveland.
  • Tavelli Elementary, Fort Collins.
  • Coyote Ridge Elementary, Fort Collins.

Prize money will be awarded to the three videos with the most votes. Voting ends at noon April 4.

To vote for your favorite video, go to care.uchealth.org/video-challenge

About UCHealth’s Healthy Kids Club
Healthy Kids Club is a community health program, sponsored by University of Colorado Health, to promote health and wellness in elementary schools. Since its founding in 1998, Healthy Kids Club has served thousands of elementary-age children with programs that emphasize health, exercise, safety and fun. Healthy Kids Club partners with schools and agencies that serve youth in Fort Collins, Loveland, Windsor, Greeley and surrounding communities, to provide year-round health and fitness activities and programs.

About the author

UCHealth is an innovative, nonprofit health system that delivers the highest quality medical care with an excellent patient experience. With 24,000 employees, UCHealth includes 12 acute-care full-service hospitals and hundreds of physicians across Colorado, southern Wyoming and western Nebraska. With University of Colorado Hospital on the Anschutz Medical Campus as its academic anchor and the only adult academic medical center in the region, UCHealth pushes the boundaries of medicine, providing advanced treatments and clinical trials and improving health through innovation.