Grand Rapids MI - SUBWAY® restaurants announced the grand prize winner in the SUBWAY FRESH FIT® Video and Poster Competition. Jenna, a sixth grader at Spring Lake Intermediate won the grand prize of $1,000 in SUBWAY® Cards and a $1,000 fitness grant for her school to purchase new equipment and education resources.
Four runners up in the contest will each receive a $100 SUBWAY® Card. Every student who submitted a video or poster to the contest received a coupon good for a free SUBWAY FRESH FIT FOR KIDS™ meal or a free 6-inch sub sandwich.
"We're pleased to reward these students for their creativity and good fitness habits," said SUBWAY® restaurants of Grand Rapids board chair, John Najar. "The local Subway franchisees really wanted to give back to the community and highlight what students are doing to stay fit. We're excited to award Spring Lake Intermediate with the fitness grant so they can continue the tradition of promoting active lifestyles."
SUBWAY® restaurants national spokesperson Jared Fogle visited local schools in September to promote health and fitness in the community through the video and poster contest. Fogle is known for having lost 245 pounds in one year, with a game plan of eating two low-fat SUBWAY® sandwiches a day and walking at least a half hour a day.
The September contest was timed to National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, children who are obese are more likely to be obese as adults, and are at higher risk for future health problems such as diabetes, stroke, cancer and heart disease. Obesity in children is generally caused by a lack of physical activity, unhealthy eating patterns or a combination of both.