Yokota students honored for artwork encouraging healthy lifestyles
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published: May 24, 2016
Two Yokota Middle School students, Karina Morioka and Alexius Jackson, as well as two Yokota High School students, Tatem Warminsky and Kenneth Sheehan, were recently honored for their artwork encouraging a healthy lifestyle for military children. They were presented with gift cards by Mr. Bobby Thomas, Representative of ACOSTA Sales & Marketing and Mr. Reginal Flowers, Commissary Director, for their outstanding artwork created in support of the 5210 Healthy Military Child Initiative.
DoDEA Schools at Yokota, Kadena, Spangdahlem and Maxwell Air Force Bases partnered with the Air Force for this Initiative. The 5210 program highlights and encourages healthy habits; its name refers to the 5-2-1-0 message: 5 or more fruits and vegetables a day, 2 hours or less of screen time a day, 1 hour or more of physical activity a day, and 0 sugary drinks a day.
To help get the information out to students, parents, and the base community, original artwork was solicited from Yokota school students, then displayed at the local commissary where the local patronage was able to vote on which pieces most reflected the meaning of the 5210 initiative.