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Apps for Healthy Kids Competition Submission Period Closes

By Jackie Haven, Director, Nutrition Marketing and Communication Division, USDA’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

The Apps for Healthy Kids submission period has officially come to a close yesterday and there was a flurry of entries submitted the last few days and hours! All submissions will now be reviewed for eligibility and qualified entries will be posted in the application gallery by July 14. Some entries are already available on the site to try-out; but with more being posted daily, you’ll want to be sure to keep stopping by to try out the latest game or app.

Starting July 14, 2010 at 12:00 PM EDT, all members of the public are invited to explore the submissions and vote for their favorite tools and games at Results from public voting will determine the winners of the Popular Choice Awards (worth a total of $9,000). All other winners will be determined by our expert panel of judges, including Apple Computer Co-Founder Steve Wozniak and Zynga CEO Mark Pincus. A total of $60,000 are up for grabs, and the developers of the best apps will be honored at a White House event in Washington, DC.

Make sure your favorite games and tools take home a prize by heading over to, and casting your vote between July 14 and August 14.

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