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Recess Does Rock

By Yvette Crenshaw

In a previous blog we mentioned that Community Health Center Inc. in Middletown, CT both supported and participated in a healthy campaign called Recess Rocks. The campaign kicked off in September 2010 and encourages healthy living by promoting creative movement and a nationwide video contest. Mark Masselli, CEO and president of Community Health Center, Inc. said:

“We decided to hold this contest, because few people were asking children and teenagers—those directly affected by the childhood obesity epidemic—for their ideas.”

The contest ran from September 2010 to November 2010 and gave children and young teens an opportunity to submit a two minute video about childhood obesity and different ways to combat it. The campaign proves to be successful along with the winners that were recently selected. Three schools and 13 students across the country were selected as winners and won prizes ranging from iPods to Nintendo Wii’s.  

Please visit for more information and a complete list of winner and their videos.