Activate Your Kids Around 5-4-3-2-1Go!® Healthy Habits Countdown and Win $$ for your School or Organization!

October 13th, 2015 by Live Well Omaha Kids

By Arli Boustead, Project Coordinator, Go Nebraska Kids

DanceChallenge_300x250Want a fun way to activate the 5-11 year olds you work with AND be entered to win up to $1000 for your school or youth-serving organization?

The Go! Dance Challenge is a fun way for kids to hear and learn the 5-4-3-2-1 Go!® healthy habits countdown, all while entering to win money for their school or favorite youth-serving organization.

Childhood obesity continues to be a problem in our community. That’s why partners in Cass, Colfax, Douglas, Sarpy, and Otoe counties are taking 5-4-3-2-1 Go!® to the streets in eastern Nebraska to create awareness of this important message – to eat right and be active in order to be healthy.

Being a strong role model can instill healthy habits in children for a lifetime. Because parents and other care providers have influence over what kids eat and how often they can move around, they can instill healthy habits in their children that can last a lifetime. Encourage your kids to follow this simple countdown every day to live a healthier life.

5-4-3-2-1 Go!® – The Healthy Kids Countdown:

  • 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day
  • 4 servings of water a day
  • 3 servings of low-fat dairy a day
  • 2 hours or less of screen time a day
  • 1 or more hours of physical activity a day!

So, now do your kids have what it takes to be a dance champion? Step one of the 5-4-3-2-1 Go!® Countdown is to have one or more hour of physical activity a day. You can fulfill that step while competing for a chance to win prizes for your school or favorite kids’ organization with the Go! Dance Challenge!

Beginning October 1, 2015 through February 24, 2016, submit a video of their best moves, dancing to the “Let’s Go” Jingle. It’s easy! Just visit our website, GoNebraskaKids.org to download the jingle and get started. Videotape the dance and submit the video online.

If the video is eligible, you may be able to win $500 or $1000 for your school or favorite organization that works with kids (like an after-school program, church, library – you choose!). Visit our website, GoNebraskaKids.org for complete contest rules. Submit your video by February 24, 2016!

The winners will be determined by online votes taken from March 1 – March 18, 2016. Winners will be picked from Douglas, Sarpy/Cass, Otoe and Colfax counties in Nebraska.

Check out GoNebraskaKids.org for more ideas and activities, as well as free, downloadable resources focused on helping kids in kindergarten through 5th grade learn and practice 5-4-3-2-1 Go!® every day!

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This message was created by the Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children (CLOCC). 5-4-3-2-1 Go!® is a registered trademark and Copyright © 2004 Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. All rights reserved. www.clocc.net

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