Launch of the You’re Sweet Enough School Dance Competition

Today, 1st November, 2021, 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.

Beginning today, both high 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 receive a chance to win prizes including a Chromebook, a tablet, a projector, and a water cooler.

Participants will have to learn the official You’re Sweet Enough dance, record themselves performing the dance to the You’re Sweet Enough jingle and then upload the recording to the competition’s webpage for a public vote. To make their performance stand out, participants can add some variation to the routine and use props that will enhance the message of the jingle. 

Participants will have three weeks to submit their recordings with submissions closing on 21st November and the public vote taking place from 22nd to 29th November.

This dance competition is part of Lake Health and Wellbeing’s ongoing You’re Sweet Enough campaign which aims to tackle the high rate of non-communicable diseases in St. Kitts and Nevis by encouraging the public to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Specifically, the campaign focuses on encouraging the public to reduce their consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages and select water instead. 

Sponsors of the competition include Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, Taiwan ICDF, and Pure Water. 

Abi Begho, Founder and Director of Lake Health and Wellbeing said:

“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.”

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 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.”

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