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Vote for Your Favorite Innovation!

Take a look at the ways Americans across the country are helping to end childhood obesity.

In September, the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) looked to Americans for their best ideas to get kids moving and eating better by launching an End Childhood Obesity Innovation Challenge. After reviewing all of the contestants, PHA has just announced its 10 semifinalists . Now you need to decide which one is the best and vote on them!

First Lady Michelle Obama participates in a tug of war competition during a "Let's Move! London" event at Winfield House in London, England, July 27, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Sonya N. Hebert)

The semifinalists range from a chef who wants to take his fun and crazy cooking demos for kids across the country via a bus tour to a three-time Olympic swimming medalist who founded World Fit, a non-profit that promotes youth fitness through a 40-day walking competition.

Finalists not only range in background and ideas, but age, too. One ambitious 14-year old high schooler impressed PHA’s judges with his idea to create a fruit-infused water product as an alternative to soda. His plan is to make the packaging sleek and cool to attract teens. 

Another young contestant, college senior Dennis Ai, has developed a videogame to teach kids how to eat healthy. From his own experience as an overweight teen, Dennis is passionate to help others through their weight struggles and is confident that he knows how to motivate and teach teens about healthy eating.

Learn about all the semifinalists and vote on who you think should go to PHA’s Building a Healthier Future Summit to present their ideas. PHA’s Facebook page has videos so you can get to know all the semifinalists and hear their ideas. Your vote will help them get one step closer to receiving $10,000 and expert advice to launch their idea and help children across the country lead the long, healthy  lives they deserve.