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Kohl’s Healthy Champions Video Contest: Winners Announced

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Penn State Hershey PRO Wellness Center is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Kohl’s Healthy Champions Video Contest. Penn State Hershey PRO Wellness Center, along with the Kohl’s Cares® Hospital Program, received over 15 entries in the Kohl’s Healthy Champions Video Contest.

The contest, which ran through June, was designed to recognize the community efforts to help reduce the trend of childhood obesity by encouraging healthy eating and physical activity. Families, schools and organizations based in Pennsylvania were asked to participate.

Out of the sixteen entries, four prizes were awarded – first place, second place, honorable mention and popular vote.

“Through this contest, we invited the public to use their creativity and briefly tell their story of how they bring healthy eating and physical activity choices to life,” says Ellie Hogentogler, marketing communications specialist at Penn State Hershey PRO Wellness Center. “We were very pleased with the entries we received.”

First place prize, a 13-inch MacBook Pro, went to the Evans family with ‘Fruits and Veggies to the Rescue!’ This video encompasses different fruits and vegetables to help the Evans family become Healthy Champions.

Second place prize, an 11-inch MacBook Air, went to HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy with ‘Everyone Can Be a Champion.’ This video highlights the students at HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy who engage in physical activity.

Honorable mention prize, a 32GB iPad Mini, went to The Real You Nutrition with ‘Healthy Hope in the Community’. This video illustrates that by making healthy food fun and including various physical activities, children, families and communities can live healthy lifestyles.

Popular vote prize, a 32GB iPad Mini, went to Yoga Journeys. This video highlighted several programs that are dedicated to promote healthy lifestyle choices.

About the Kohl’s Cares® Hospital Program

The Kohl’s Healthy Champions Video Contest is an initiative of Penn State Hershey PRO Wellness Center, Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital and the Kohl’s Cares® Hospital Program. Since 2006, Kohl’s has donated over $1.1 million to the Children’s Hospital. This money supports PRO Wellness Center programs for advancing nutrition and activity awareness in the community. Kohl’s commitment to Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital is made possible through the Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise program. Through this initiative, Kohl’s sells $5 books and plush toys where 100 percent of net profit benefits children’s health and education programs nationwide, including hospital partnerships like this one.

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