SOURCE: Faerie Films

July 06, 2005 09:00 ET

"Food For Thought" Contest Rallies Students Nationwide to Voice Their Concerns About Food, Nutrition and Health

ALISO VIEJO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 6, 2005 -- Faerie Films recognizes that sometimes the best stories about what goes on at school and in a kid's world often comes from the kids themselves. In support of youth health and nutrition programs, Faerie Films, the Aliso Viejo based film company invites students from coast to coast to enter the "Food For Thought" contest beginning today. Whether it's specific to school lunches, fast food, or snacks on the run, school age kids are encouraged to submit their personal stories about what they eat and how it affects them in 250 words or less online at, or by mail before August 31, 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 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 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, 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

A Video News Release on this story is available for the broadcast media:

What you'll get:

--  Video news release with female narration, approximately two minutes in
--  B-roll footage of high school students exercising during Physical
    Education class
--  B-roll footage of high school students during lunch break, many
    snacking or overweight
--  B-roll footage of Faerie Films' production crew on a video shoot
--  Interview with Jennifer Mattox, Founder and Director, Faerie Films,
--  Interview with Jacqueline Domac, Health Educator and Policy
    Consultant, Los Angeles Unified School District
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