Has being at home changed the way you eat? Are you more or less active than usual? Do you miss playing sports?
Ever think about how your habits influence your health?
In the Healthy Habits Virtual Science Fair, you’ll make a hypothesis about how adopting a healthy habit during COVID can improve your life. Then, you’ll design an experiment and put your hypothesis to the test.
About the Competition
Students can work by themselves or in a team of 2 people to create a science fair submission.
You are not required to submit the physical experiment. You just need to state your hypothesis, describe the experiment, and provide photos of how it was executed.
The purpose of the competition is to have fun and be creative. Brainstorming and completion of the design document should take somewhere between three (3) to five (5) hours.
Students will put forth their best ideas and a panel of judges will pick ten (10) winners. Eight (8) runners up will each receive a $100 gift card to Dick’s Sporting Goods to purchase items to help with their healthy habits.
Two (2) grand prize winners will each receive a $750 gift card to Dick’s Sporting Goods to purchase items to help with creating and maintaining healthy habits, as well as a STEM experience with the Medifast team.
All winners will need to sign a media release form for their photos to be used in the press release for the competition.
Please review the rules of the competition in the “Instructions and Design Document” below. Questions regarding the competition can be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The competition will formally open on July 6th, 2020.
All participants must register using the “Sign Up Now!” button above, before submitting their final submission.
All submissions will be due by 11:59 pm PST on September 30th, 2020. Submissions must be sent to email@example.com and in accordance with all provided competition guidelines. Confirmation of submission will be provided upon receipt via email.
The winners will be announced by October 30th, 2020. All winners will need to sign a media release form for their photos to be used in the press release for the competition.
Grand Prize Winners:
- Triumph (Logan City School District, UT)
- Blink Twice (Hillsborough County Public Schools, FL)
Runner Up Winners:
- Dream Team (Soledad Unified School District, CA)
- Jumping Jacks with Beth (Latin School of Chicago, IL)
- LMS Hornets (Guilford County Schools, NC)
- Watts Family (Cobb County Public Schools, GA)
- Team Delahoussaye (Cobb County Public Schools, GA)
- Keira’s Quarantine Snacks (Los Olivos Elementary School District, CA)
- Science Panther (Al-Mamoor School, NY)
- Healthy Scientists (Lammersville Unified School District, CA)
- The Effect of Healthy Motion on Heart Rate (Al-Mamoor School, NY)
- Food Fuel (Al-Mamoor School, NY)
- V-TAB (Baltimore County Public Schools, MD)
- Waqiah and Bisma (Al-Mamoor School, NY)
This competition is sponsored by a generous grant from Medifast.
Medifast is the company behind one of the fastest-growing health and wellness communities, OPTAVIA®, which offers Lifelong Transformation, One Healthy Habit at a Time®. Based on nearly 40 years of experience, Medifast has redefined direct selling by combining the best aspects of the model. Its community of thousands of independent OPTAVIA Coaches teach Clients to develop holistic healthy habits through products and clinically proven plans, the Habits of Health® Transformational System and comprehensive support from a community of like-minded people. In 2019, Medifast expanded the OPTAVIA movement globally, beginning with the Asia-Pacific region. Medifast is traded on the New York Stock Exchange and was named to Fortune’s 100 Fastest-Growing Companies list in 2019 and Forbes’ 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America List in 2016 and 2017. For more information, visit www.MedifastInc.com or www.OPTAVIA.com.
Questions, comments, or concerns?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org