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Vacation Station 2010 “I am the Fit Generation”

The 2010 Vacation Station summer project focuses on a healthy lifestyle for children. Now in its sixteenth year, Vacation Station encourages children aged four through twelve to make the best use of their summer vacation and improve their eating and activity habits.

Thirty thousand booklets, distributed free of charge to children at libraries, recreation centers and youth-serving community organizations in southeastern Wisconsin, are often used as an incentive to encourage summer reading. The 2010 issue included health information, games, recipes, a poster contest and a healthy kids challenge tracker. Plans for a 2011 booklet are in progress.


Vacation Station Healthy Kids Poster Contest 2010

Ten Winners Announced

Be Merry Eat a BerryLucianabella M.
Follow Your DreamsBrooklyn L.
Have Fun Run Run RunMassimiliano M.
First Place
Lucianabella M.
Milwaukee
Age 7
“Be Merry, Eat a Berry”
Second Place
Brooklyn L.
Sheboygan
Age 11
“Follow your dreams Exercise your creativity for a healthier you!”
Third Place
Massimiliano M.
Milwaukee
Age 4
“Have Fun- Run, Run, Run”
Honorable Mention
Adhishree K.
Greenfield
Age 7
“Healthy Kids”
Honorable Mention
Andrew E.
Mayville
Age 7
“Be Healthy And…FEEL GOOD”
Honorable Mention
Filumena M.
Milwaukee
Age 8
“It’s Wealthy 2 B Healthy”
Honorable Mention
Keagan L.
Random Lake
Age 11
“Good Choices”
Honorable Mention
Pasqualina M.
Milwaukee
Age 6
“Less TV-More Activity”
Honorable Mention
Gwyneth L.
Random Lake
Age 9
“A Healthy Life”
Honorable Mention
Aryia D.
Waukesha
Age 8
“Healthy”

This contest was part of the Vacation Station Healthy Kids Project for 2010. Children aged 4-12 were asked to create an original poster depicting what it means to be healthy. Eight judges made the selections from a field of 58 entries.

Winners receive a family pass for one visit to the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, a gift certificate from Artist and Display and two books. Prizes are sent in the mail. The ten winning posters will be featured in an interstitial on Milwaukee Public Television in the fall of 2010.

For further information, please contact Darlyne Haertlein, MPTV Outreach Services Supervisor at 414-297-7518.

Pictures below are the honorable mentions


  • Healthy KidsAdhishree K.
  • Feel GoodAndrew E.
  • It's Wealthy to be HealthyFilumena M.
  • Good ChoicesKeagan L.
  • Less Tv More ActivityPasqualina M.
  • FieldGwyneth L.

  • HealthyAryia D.