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  • Welcome to the VT Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports

    Who We Are
    The Governor's Council is a physical activity promotion and advocacy group comprised of approximately 20 volunteers, appointed by the Governor and representing a broad spectrum of Vermonters.

    Our Mission
    To promote health and wellness through physical activity for all people living in Vermont at all fitness and ability levels.

VERMONT KIDS’ VIDEOS SHOW FITNESS, PROMOTE HEALTH AND EARN PRIZES

 

Statewide — Fifth-grade Hyde Park Elementary School student Madeline Waterman tells other Vermont kids to “Be Active, Fit and Healthy.” Brattleboro friends Annie Takacs, 11, Bella Takacs, 8, and Rei Kimura, 7, wear fruit costumes and sing a song to convince their peers to eat colorful produce. Children enrolled in the Hiawatha Kindergarten After School Program in Essex Junction show that moving more is “easy as ABC.”

These Vermont kids turned their messages into video announcements for the Vermont Fit & Healthy Kids Winter Challenge, a contest hosted by the Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. About 150 children created 33 videos submitted for the contest. The videos were submitted in three categories: Move More, Eat More Colors and Turn off the Screen to be active. All of the videos are posted at http://vermontfitness.org (Pull down the Fit & Healthy Kids menu and click on Winter Challenge entries). The videos will air on public and educational access cable stations statewide. Viewers voted for their favorite videos, and council judges assessed the strongest messages and most creative efforts.

Participants won certificates of achievement and FlipVideo cameras compliments of the council, lift tickets from Ski Vermont and sports gear donated by Fletcher Allen Health Care, Vermont Recreation and Parks Association, Girls on the Run Vermont and the Vermont Department of Health. The children received the awards on April 5 at Hyde Park Elementary School.

About 100 people attended the awards event. The videos created by Vermont kids played on a large screen. Cross-country skiing champion Marc Gilbertson, coach at Craftsbury Nordic Center, teacher at Lamoille Union Middle School and participant in the Winter Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan, spoke about the importance of staying fit and being confident. Ski Vermont, Concept 2, River Arts of Morrisville, Copley Hospital, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Stowe Pediatric Outreach Project and Fit & Healthy Lamoille Valley provided demonstrations and exhibits.

Vermont Fit & Healthy Kids Winter Challenge proactively addresses obesity in Vermont. More than a fourth of the state’s children are overweight for their age and height, and only 27 percent of Vermont students get the recommended minimum of one hour of exercise daily, according to the state health department. Through the contest, the council intends to engage young Vermonters in conversations about how to be fit and healthy.

“We decided that we should take our own advice and are now on a daily basis taking a break from computer work to do stretches. We are moving, and you got us thinking,” said Barbara Flack, Multimedia and Design Instructor at Green Mountain Technology and Career Center in Hyde Park. More than 20 students from the center created three videos for the contest, winning a FlipVideo camera for the Multimedia and Pre-technical programs.

Contest entry titles, participants’ names and affiliations and awards follow.

Category/Title Submitted By # of Votes Award
MOVE MORE
1 Move More Training Video Greg Baker YMCA After School at Bolton – 5 children 1st Place Team:Teamwork & Enthusiasm
2 Yoga is Good 4 U Ambiana Snow Glavin Worcester -1 child 36  First Place Individual:Showing Knowledge of Topic
3 A Fit & Healthy Vermont Theresa Bertram YMCA After School at Fairfax – 16 children 23  First Place Team:Showing Knowledge of Topic
4 Be Active,Fit & Healthy  Madeline Waterman Hyde Park Elementary School 4H Leadership – 9 children 1 Second Place Team:Creative Use of Medium – 5 students
5 Active Activities Maddie Vear “””” 1
6 Play Sports Amber Bowen “””” 2
7 We’re Healthy Kids Emma Olson “””” 1
8 Exercise is Funand Brad Luck, Essex Junction Hiawatha Village Kids – 10 3 First Place Team:Creative Use of Medium
9 Choose To Be Active “”” “” Fleming Village Kids – 10 4
10 TagMove Ian Sudol, Alec Brown, Riley Costello, Kyle Perry, Kyle Maskel, Joey Hoadley, Patrick Ashline, Jaron Stowe, Cole Mason Green Mountain Technical Center – Multi-Media and Pre-Tech – 9 students 4 First Place Team:Powerful Message
11 Get Up Dylan Cramer CVU HS – individual -1 child 1 First Place Individual:Creative Use of Medium
12 Vermont Healthy Kids Brad Luck, Essex Junction Hiawatha Village Kids Kindergarten – 10 students 6 First Place Team:Inspiring Viewers to Move More
13 Lose Fat Fast Sage & Aiden Gongloff-Piché East Calais – 2 children 0 First Place Individual:Powerful Message
EAT MORE COLORS
1 The Take Over Hugh & Connor North Stowe – 2 children 30l First Place Individual:Creative Use of Medium
2 Eat a Rainbow Maraika Lumholdt Sports Nutrition Class at South Burlington H.S. – 1 student 4 First Place Individual:Powerful Message
3 Stay Healthy Brianna Severance Fuel Up to Play 60 Enosburg Elementary School – 3 children 40  First Place Team:Creative Use of Medium
4 P1020133 0 First Place Indiv: Knowledge of Topic
5 Eat More Colors by Veggie Heads Veggie Heads: Annie Takacs (11), Bella Takacs (8), Rei Kimura (7) Brattleboro – 3 children 21  First Place:Inspiring Viewers to Eat More Colors
6 Garden Goodies Elias Gillen Johnson – 1 child 7 First Place Individual: Showing Knowledge of Topic
7 Eat More Colors by M Patch Michael Patch Hyde Park Elementary School 4H Leadership – 2 7 First Place Team:Powerful Message – 1
8 Choose Healthy Food Brad Luck, Essex Hiawatha Village School – 10 1 First Place Team:Teamwork & Enthusiasm
9 Fruit Smoothie Final Lance Caron, Kassandra Mason, Dylan Peake, Steven Mossey, Amanda Hall, Maya Greenia, Effie Parot, Leah Belrose Green Mountain Technical Center – Multi-Media and Pre-Tech – 8 Students 0 First Place Team:Creative Use of Medium

 

TURN IT OFF
1 Get Off It Jared Lussier Hyde Park (HPES student)- 1 child 0 First Place Individual: Showing Knowldege of Topic
2 This Or That Boys & Girls Club of Brandon – 5 First Place Team: Powerful Message
3 Be Fit, Have Fun Helen Sawyer Cabot – 1 child 4 First Place Team: Powerful Message
4 Turn Off the Screen Cal Heffernan & Connor O’Toole South Burlington – 2 children 0 First Place Individual:Creative Use of Medium
5 Healthy Shutoff Rhiana Kellogg Hyde Park Elementary School 4H Leadership – 9 children 1 First Place Team:Teamwork and Enthusiasm – 4 students
6 Jump Rope Hannah Bora Hyde Park Elementary School 4H Leadership 1 “””
7 Turn It Off, Go Out and Play Madeline Waterman 1 “””
8 Get Off the Computer Brad Luck, Essex Summit Village Kids – 10 4 First Place Team:
9 Turn Off the TV and Get Outside Brad Luck, Essex Hiawatha Village Kids – 10 1 Showing Knowledge of Topic
10 Screening Robert Luten 1 student 0 First Place Individual:Creative Use of Medium
11 Unplug Allison Foster, Ahley Abare, Devlin Long and the pre-tech team GreenMountain Technical Center- Multi-Media and Pre-Tech – 3 + ? 0 First Place Team:Inspiring Viewers to Turn It Off & Be Active

 

 

April 5: Video Contest Awards and Celebration

Celebrate Vermont’s Fit & Healthy Kids Winter Challenge Video Contest 

Tuesday, April 5, 3:30-5:00

Hyde Park Elementary School gymnasium

Everyone is welcome!

Video contest winners will be announced and prizes given: FlipVideo cameras, ski lift tickets and more!

Special Guest: Marc Gilbertson, Cross-Country Skiing Champion

Exhibits by Ski Vermont, Fit & Healthy Vermont, Concept 2, River Arts, Helmet safety experts and fitness pros

Questions? contact videocontest@vermontfitness.org


Move More! with Fit & Healthy Vermonters

Move more this winter! Please enjoy the following exercise video created by HOPSports, in conjunction with the Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports, with an introductory message from Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin.


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Janet Franz - March 24, 2011 - 11:02 am

Learn Jenny Blake’s moves and teach your friends — Let’s all move together!

Vote for your favorite video!

Vote for your favorite Fit & Healthy Kids Winter Challenge Video!
Go to the Winter Challenge Video Entries page on the Fit & Healthy Kids menu above.
At the bottom of the page find the comment box and write in your vote for your favorite, making sure to include the video title.
 

On the bottom right of the page, please click on the “Email a Friend” button so the link with all… the videos is emailed so your friends can vote on their favorite videos!

Brayden - March 11, 2011 - 2:32 pm

I vote for stay healthy by Brianna Sevrence

Brayden - March 11, 2011 - 2:35 pm

I vote for stay healthy by Brianna Sevrence !!!!!!!!!! AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brayden - March 11, 2011 - 2:37 pm

I vote for stay healthy by Brianna Sevrence !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brayden - March 11, 2011 - 2:38 pm

I LOVE your video. from brayden

Brayden - March 11, 2011 - 2:40 pm

I love Stay Healthy that is the best video in the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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