Slate Crowd-Sourcing on Childhood Obesity Ends, Lunch Tray Entry Is a Winner!

by Bettina Elias Siegel on March 21, 2011

Hey, remember the Slate magazine crowd-sourcing effort to come up with ideas to solve the childhood obesity crisis?

Well, I just found out that my essay, “Legislate, Educate and Inoculate to Create Food-Savvy Kids,” was selected as a winning entry by the expert panel, which included  former FDA Commissioner David Kessler; folks from the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity and the Yale Prevention Research Center, professors from Tufts and NYU, and more.

I was so excited to get this news this morning, and I’m eager to read all twelve of the winning entries (six selected by the judges and six by Slate readers.)   And even though my entry was a judges’ pick and not a reader pick, I still want to thank any TLT readers who took the time to go to Slate to vote for my proposal.

Woo hoo!  :-)

[Ed Update:  My winning essay now also appears on the Allergy Kids Foundation website.]

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Beverly Gor March 21, 2011 at 11:56 am

Bettina, congratulations! What a absolutely powerful essay! You Rock!

Beverly Gor
Project Director, Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities
CAN DO Houston


Karen March 21, 2011 at 1:02 pm



Maggie March 21, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Congratulations! It’s a great piece and the honor is well deserved.


Bri March 23, 2011 at 9:15 am

Hey, congratulations! Great job, Bettina. Glad to see great food bloggers represented so well!


Bettina Elias Siegel March 23, 2011 at 9:29 am

Thanks, Bri. It was a total shock! I wouldn’t even have gone back to see if I won until someone told me about it!


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