Posted: 14 July 2005|
Students who have overcome disease or chronic conditions such as diabetes, asthma, ADHD, gastroenteritis and even cancer by using whole food-source remedies are also encouraged to submit their personal success story.
Faerie Films also wants to know about children who are currently enduring a disease or condition and how it affects their daily lives at home and at school. The most insightful, moving and impactful stories will be featured in the upcoming documentary, Vending Machine.
Faerie Films is encouraging educators, teachers, and local health officials to incorporate this contest into their health and fitness curriculum. "It's important that students take an active, ownership role in issues concerning their health and well being," stated Jacqueline Domac, Health Educator and Policy Consultant, Los Angeles Unified School District. "I have found that when they participate in the process, the outcome is positive."
Five grand prize winners will each receive cash prizes of $500. In addition, each winner will receive nutrition and fitness counseling from the movie's panel of experts. Five runners-up will also win movies passes valued at $100.00 each.
"The "Food For Thought" contest creates a unique forum for gathering real-life stories from kids that can help adults address what's going on with their health and nutrition," said Jennifer Mattox, president of Faerie Films, and director of Vending Machine. "We want to give children freedom to express the issues that affect them, and assure them that we are listening to their needs and doing what we can to help."
Faerie Films believes that the current state of youth health and fitness in the country needs immediate attention, from kids, their parents - everyone. Nearly two-thirds of the country is clinically overweight or obese, and children's diseases caused by poor or inadequate nutrition are rising at alarming rates. The upcoming documentary, Vending Machine, which is presently in pre-production, will address these issues as seen from the point-of-view of several authentic school age children which are being targeted by fast food marketing, deficient school food programs, social pressures, and today's fast paced lives.
To obtain rules, visit www.faeriefilms.com/foodforthought/ or mail a 3x5 card with your name, address and home phone number to: "Food For Thought" 23412 Pacific Park Drive, Aliso Viejo, California 92656. No purchase necessary. Contest ends 11:59 PM PT 8/31/05. Void where prohibited. Open to residents of the 50 US & DC 10 to 18 years of age.
About Faerie Films -
Faerie Films is an independent film company located in Aliso Viejo, California. Inspired by the current conditions of today's health and social challenges, Faerie Films is developing its first of several cinematic projects that will touch, move and inspire moviegoers to take action to reform thought patterns and human behavior. It is the company's mission to deliver thought provoking messages through the theatrical medium that contribute to social challenges, Faerie Films is developing its first of several cinematic projects that will touch, move and inspire moviegoers to take action to reform thought patterns and human behavior. It is the company's mission to deliver thought provoking messages through the theatrical medium that contribute to social, political and economical paradigm shifts. These projects aim to help usher in a spiritual transformation and expansion in the collective consciousness of the planet. For more information, contact Faerie Films at 949-215-2279 or visit http://www.faeriefilms.com
Note from Dr. Betty Martini, Advisory Council Member of Faerie Films, and Founder, Mission Possible International: Here is an excellent opportunity for children who have suffered because their diet included aspartame to tell their story, how seizures stopped, behavioral and psychiatric problems, headaches, etc. disappeared. You can go into aspartame's interaction of drugs. The MSG issue can be brought in - www.truthinlabeling.org Remember aspartame has an additive and synergistic effect. You can go into the obesity issue because those getting off aspartame lose weight. And there is a new study that has shown diet drinks make you fat - http://my.webmd.com/content/article/107/108476.htm. Because aspartame can precipitate diabetes, simulates and aggravates diabetic retinopathy and neuropathy and interacts with insulin, children can comment on this disease coming under control. Many times victims don't have diabetes at all and blood sugar becomes normal on omitting aspartame.
Also, remember on aspartame brain tumor cases for litigation in New York, and New Jersey, we have now included Madison County, Illinois and Mississippi. See: http://www.wnho.net/aspartame_lawsuits.htm
Regarding the documentary on aspartame you can get a copy at http://www.docworkers.com