Growing Healthy Kids encourages young artists

Fundamental to Get Shot By Ella is the concept of utilizing our collective talents to leave the world a little better place than it was when we got here.  Get Shot By Ella sponsors Growing Healthy Kids through benefit fashion shows, design donations to a non-profit product line, and other activities.  Founded by epidemiologist Nancy L. Heinrich, M.P.H. in 2009, Growing Healthy Kids is dedicated to bringing garden-based education to children and their families as a vehicle to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic and combat diabetes. Heinrich is a beacon of light working with schools and service organizations, such as Kiwanis and Boys and Girls Clubs, to offer hands on healthy eating information, garden planting projects and exercise activities for children, as well as workshops for parents. Check out the GHK website at .

Growing Healthy Kids encourages creative learning not only in gardens and kitchens but through art and writing projects. GHK is inviting young artists ages 5-18 to enter the “Healthy Eating…Healthy Me” themed Annual Poster Contest.  The contest is an opportunity for children’s voices to be heard through their illustrations, teaching about the importance of eating plenty of fresh vegetables, fruits and whole grains, while eliminating excess sugars and sodas.

Theme: “Healthy Eating…Healthy Me” must be incorporated in the work as the title.
Size specifications: 8-1/2 x 11 poster

Medium: open (pencil, crayon, ink, paint, etc)

Entry deadline:  August 31.

Prizes include: Publix gift certificates, personalized herb gardens, T-shirts printed with the child’s design. Display: Entries will be shown in various public venues throughout the Treasure Coast area of Florida.

Judges: a select panel of guest judges, consisting of children and adults in Indian River County Florida
Entry fee: $5.00 (checks made payable to: Growing Healthy Kids)

Include the following information with each entry:
Parent’s name
Parent phone or email
Child’s name
Grade in 2012/2013
School name

City, State and Country:

 Mailing address for entries:
Growing Healthy Kids
3300 43rd Avenue, #4
Vero Beach, FL 32960

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