by Kathy Marson
WALLA WALLA, Wash., February 17, 2016 - Over six hundred children entered a coloring contest, expressing their unique views on living heart-healthy. The HeartWork Coloring Contest through Adventist Health and Walla Walla General Hospital is in its third year.
There were eight winning submissions from the two age catagories. Four were selected from 4- to 8-year-olds and four were selected from 8- to 11-year olds. Selected winners and honorable mentions will be on display at Book & Game Company in Walla Walla until February 21, 2016. Additional entries will be displayed in the Creekside Cafe at WWGH through the end of the month.
The contest is a great conversation starter for parents to talk with their children about developing heart-healthy habits. Calvin Rick, a pediatrician at Adventist Health Medical Group says, "By using their imagination to demonstrate healthy lifestyle choices, they can also inspire their loved ones to take steps toward better health."
The children were to color and draw a creative masterpiece that would answer the question "How do you care for your heart? The prizes were awarded for the most creative and inspiring pieces.