St. Kitts and Nevis (Press Release) – Lake Health and Wellbeing, in collaboration with the Curriculum Development Unit of the Ministry of Education in St. Kitts, launched the You’re Sweet Enough Dance Competition on November 1, 2021.
The dance competition is part of Lake Health and Wellbeing’s ongoing. You’re Sweet Enough campaign aims to tackle the high rate of non-communicable diseases in St. Kitts and Nevis by encouraging the public to reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages and choose water instead.
In a Press Release, high school and primary school children in St. Kitts and Nevis, their parents and teachers, as well as school alumni, are eligible to enter the dance competition and have a chance to win prizes which include a Chromebook, a tablet, a projector, and a water cooler.
“We’re delighted to be working with the Curriculum Development Unit to host the You’re Sweet Enough Dance Competition as this initiative is a win-win: The dance element of the competition promotes exercise and movement, the lyrics of the jingle communicate a positive health message and the competitive aspect is a fun and engaging way for all of us to come together for a good cause whilst giving participants the opportunity to win some great prizes,” said Abi Begho, Founder and Director of Lake Health and Wellbeing.
Michelle Sutton, Coordinator at the Curriculum Development Unit, added, “The Curriculum Development Unit (CDU) is committed to empowering students to lead active and healthy lives. The You’re Sweet Enough campaign has created [a] much-needed buzz in our community to inspire and encourage all to drink more water. The campaign’s virtual school dance competition goes the extra mile by providing an excellent opportunity to bring a positive health message packaged in a fun and active way to our students’ homes, schools and communities. The CDU applauds the efforts of Lake Health and Wellbeing. We are extremely grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this ground-breaking public health awareness campaign.”
Participants have to learn the official You’re Sweet Enough dance, record themselves performing the dance to the campaign jingle and upload the recording to the competition’s webpage for a public vote.
Variations to the routine and the use of props are allowed.
Submissions close on November 21, and the public vote takes place from 22nd to 29th November.
Those interested in taking part in the You’re Sweet Enough Dance Competition can learn more about the rules, access videos of the official dance and jingle, and submit their recordings here: www.youaresweetenough.com/dance.
Sponsors of the competition are the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, the Taiwan ICDF, and Pure Water.