ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : FIN-07-043

Date Created : 01/16/2007


Co-op Directors
Middle School Principals
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other: Jr. H.S. Principals
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C.N. Directors

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Optional
Section:   Fiscal and Administrative Services - William J. Goff, Assistant Commissioner
Third 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 Third Annual Nutrition and Physical Activity Essay Contest for students enrolled in grades 7-12 in an Arkansas school. 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 to $150. Winning students will receive Certificates of Achievement and public recognition.

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. DEADLINE FOR ENTRY IS JANUARY 30, 2007.

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


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