As part of the ProMedica's comprehensive Fields of Green initiative, we have launched an annual scholarship competition for high school students to raise awareness about childhood obesity and to encourage innovative ideas that can be implemented into area schools.
A new scholarship challenge is introduced each year for area students to help combat childhood obesity in the region, with this year's program focusing on the issue of hunger in our communities. Please take a few minutes to learn more about our past Fields of Green scholarship competitions. We hope they inspire you to implement similar programs in your schools or day care programs.
Come to the Table
Students who competed in the Come to the Table scholarship contest developed programs focusing on the problem of hunger and its associated health risks, especially for young children. High school students in grades 11 or 12 were invited to team up in pairs to work on their own design for a program to address hunger in their own community.
Past Scholarship Challenges
Step up. Start Right. Stay Healthy.
During this competition, teams of two to four students in grades 10-12 designed a breakfast program for elementary school students that included five in-school and five at-home meals, with an educational piece for adults on the importance of healthy eating.
Get Up, Get Active, Get Healthy
For this challenge, students were tasked with creating 20- to 30-minute health and fitness programs that had to include healthy snack options, a detailed budget, a method for evaluating the program’s success and a creative marketing slogan.
Lunch 101: Food for Thought
The Lunch 101: Food for Thought high school scholarship competition was just one example of how ProMedica actively encourages children in the community to adopt healthy lifestyle habits early in life.