ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : FIN-06-053

Date Created : 02/10/2006


Co-op Directors
Middle School Principals
High School Principals
other: Jr. H.S. Principals
Literacy Specialist;C.N. Directors

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Optional
Section:   Fiscal and Administrative Services - Dr. Bobbie Davis, Assistant Commissioner
Second Annual Nutrition and Physical Activity Essay Contest

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Sheila Brown

Phone Number:


Arkansas Action for Healthy Kids and the Arkansas Dietetic Association are sponsoring the Second Annual Nutrition and Physical Activity Essay Contest for Arkansas public school students in grades 7-12. The theme for the essay contest is “It’s How You Eat and Move Your Feet.”

Essays will be evaluated by a panel of judges. The sponsoring school of the first place winner will receive $50. The essay contest promotes writing and critical thinking skills, and increases awareness of health and nutrition issues. Cash incentives for essay contest winners range from $50-$150. Winning students will receive Certificates of Achievement and public recognition. All students entering will receive Certificates of Participation.

Essay guidelines, requirements and judging criteria are available on the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) Child Nutrition Unit (CNU) Web page at Click on the “Healthy Schools” button.

Contact Arkansas Action for Healthy Kids Chairperson, Carole Garner, at 501-526-6606 for additional information.


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