David A. Papi
Ronald G. Rios
MIDDLESEX COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT Chairperson Committee of
Public Health & Education
“Get Active. Eat Right. Be Healthy.” Poster Contest 732-745-3100
Teachers Guide - Rules for Students
The Middlesex County Public Health Department will conduct an elementary school poster contest for
healthy eating, nutrition and fitness entitled “Get Active. Eat Right. Be Healthy”. The poster contest is
in conjunction with the Campaign to Combat Childhood Obesity in Middlesex County. The Middlesex
County Public Health Department encourages children to develop healthy eating and exercise habits early
in life so that they become healthy adults.
The poster contest is for elementary aged students from grades 3-6. The posters will be judged in
two categories: 3rd and 4th grade, and 5th and 6th grade.
Posters must be submitted on standard 8 ½ x 11 white paper and be drawn on the horizontal axis to
be considered. Posters may be submitted in color. Posters may be any medium that can be color
copied but not done in any medium that can smear such as chalk or charcoal.
Posters should promote health awareness by illustrating physical activity and/or healthy food
No copyrighted materials may be used.
Please check spelling of any words used for accuracy.
Posters will be judged based on creativity, originality (no copyrighted characters or messages),
accuracy of the nutrition and fitness messages, and neatness.
All posters must have identifying information on an index card affixed to the bottom right of the
back of the poster. The information that is required is:
o Name of Student
o Age of Student
o Student’s school, classroom teacher, and grade level
Deadline for entries is November 9, 2009. Entries must be separated by grade and teacher. Posters
must be flat - do not roll or fold. Entries must be mailed or delivered to:
Middlesex County Public Health Department
75 Bayard Street, Fifth Floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Attn: “Get Active. Eat Right. Be Healthy.”
Twelve winners will be selected by a panel consisting of members of the Board of Freeholders and
public health professionals.
The winning posters will used in a 2010 calendar which will be distributed to schools and at
Each prize winner will receive a $50 United States savings bond and will be acknowledged
publicly during the public portion of the December 3, 2009, Freeholder Meeting. Their poster will
be reprinted in a 2010 calendar.
Savings bonds are being donated by the Middlesex County Elks chapters.
For more information, copies of lesson plans, or to schedule a classroom presentation for your students,
please call the Health Education Division of the Middlesex County Public Health Department at
732-745-8860, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.