or


[06/06/11 - 09:27 AM]
Nickelodeon's The Big Help Partners with the President's Challenge Program for "Million PALA Challenge"
The network will roll out a series of PSAs featuring Big Time Rush, encouraging kids to sign up to take the challenge.

[via press release from Nickelodeon]

Nickelodeon's The Big Help Partners with the President's Challenge Program for "Million PALA Challenge"

Nick's Big Time Rush to Star in Series of PSAs Encouraging Kids to Take the PALA Challenge and Embrace an Active Lifestyle

NEW YORK, June 6, 2011 -- Nickelodeon's The Big Help today announced a new partnership with the President's Challenge, the premier program of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition to help promote the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA) Challenge - the "Million PALA Challenge." The goal of the "Million PALA Challenge" is to encourage 1 million or more Americans to sign up for and achieve the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award between now and September.

"We are excited to support the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition on this important initiative," said Marva Smalls, Executive Vice President, Public Affairs Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group. "Our partnership with the President's Challenge program to encourage participation in the PALA Challenge is part of our ongoing commitment to empower kids and families to live healthier lifestyles. We look forward to connecting kids and families with the PALA Challenge on-air and online all summer long."

The "Million PALA Challenge" was launched by the President's Council and First Lady Michelle Obama last fall and aims to activate more than 1 million kids and adults to jumpstart or maintain a healthy lifestyle by engaging in moderate to intense physical activity for 60 minutes a day, five days per week over six weeks for kids, and 30 minutes a day over the same period of time for adults.

"It's important to find new and fun ways to motivate kids, families and communities to get active and eat more nutritious foods," said Shellie Pfohl, executive director of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition. "We are proud to be involved with Nickelodeon's The Big Help to spread this crucial message."

Nickelodeon's The Big Help will support the PALA Challenge with an on-air and online campaign that will encourage kids to get up and get active. The network will roll out a series of PSAs on-air beginning June 6 featuring Big Time Rush, stars of Nickelodeon's hit live-action comedy series of the same name, encouraging kids to sign up to take the challenge; and giving them tips on fun and easy activities they can do. Online, the PALA Challenge will be featured in a dedicated section of The Big Help site where kids can download the Challenge log to record their daily activities and get suggested activities they can complete. Kids who complete the six-week challenge will earn exclusive Big Help virtual rewards, Nick points and receive a signed certificate from President Barack Obama acknowledging their achievement once they submit their activity logs at www.presidentschallenge.org.

In addition to the PALA Challenge, Nickelodeon will encourage kids to embrace a healthy and active lifestyle with its eighth annual Worldwide Day of Play (WWDP) on Sept. 24 when network hosts an entire day of activities and games for kids and their families in Washington, D.C. Additionally, Nickelodeon will once again suspend all programming from noon to 3 p.m. on WWDP to emphasize the importance of getting up and getting active. Last year, First Lady Michelle Obama appeared on Nickelodeon to officially turn the channel off in celebration of WWDP. Nickelodeon has an ongoing partnership with the First Lady's nationwide Let's Move! campaign, which aims to solve the problem of childhood obesity.

Nickelodeon's The Big Help is a global, multiplatform pro-social initiative designed to empower kids to take action on issues that are important to them. The campaign focuses on four key issues - health and wellness, education, community service, and the environment, - and aims to connect kids with tools and information to help them become positive agents of change in their communities. For more information about Nickelodeon's health and wellness efforts or to get more information about this year's Worldwide Day of Play visit http://www.nick.com/thebighelp.

The President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (PCFSN) promotes healthy lifestyles through fitness, sports and nutrition programs and initiatives that educate, engage and empower all Americans. PCFSN is a committee of volunteer citizens appointed by the President who serve in an advisory capacity through the Secretary of Health and Human Services. For more information about PCFSN, visit www.fitness.gov. For more information about the President's Challenge Physical Activity and Fitness Awards Program or the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award, visit www.presidentschallenge.org.

Nickelodeon, now in its 32nd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 16 consecutive years. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B).





  [june 2011]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· BIG TIME RUSH (NICKELODEON)











[09/14/14 - 09:13 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Wins the College Football Race
The Alphabet tops competing coverage on FOX and NBC.

[09/14/14 - 08:33 AM]
Coverage of Purdue-Notre Dame College Football from Indianapolis Scores NBC's Second-Highest-Rated Saturday Night in Adults 18-49 in Three Months
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, September 13.

[09/13/14 - 09:02 AM]
"Dateline NBC" Is Currently Delivering Its Highest Friday Results in More Than Three Months
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, September 12.

[09/13/14 - 08:40 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Dateline" Puts NBC in the Top Spot
The Peacock's mainstay leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/12/14 - 03:46 PM]
Video: Willie's Views on Scottish Independence - "The Simpsons" - Animation on FOX
The milestone 26th season of the series launches Sunday, September 28 at 8:00/7:00c on FOX.

[09/12/14 - 02:01 PM]
UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League Group Stage Action Gets Underway on Sept. 16
Coverage also includes the premiere of FOX Sports' MULTIMATCH 90, a live whip-around show which brings viewers every goal and big play in near-real time.

[09/12/14 - 01:26 PM]
NBC's "Dateline" Produces First-Ever Full-Length Original Web Exclusive, "Oscar Pistorius: The Verdict"
The original documentary will go live on DatelineNBC.com tonight, Friday September 12 at 7pm and will be available online only.

[09/12/14 - 12:27 PM]
Hallmark Hall of Fame Moves Premieres to Hallmark Channel
The first movie in the new arrangement will be "One Christmas Eve," starring Anne Heche.

[09/12/14 - 12:07 PM]
Video: Wilson Cruz & The USC Marching Band Visit L.A. Children's Hospital - "Red Band Society"
The new drama premieres next Wednesday, September 17 on FOX.

[09/12/14 - 10:53 AM]
Discovery Channel Documents Never-Before-Seen Behavior in "Tigress Blood"
The one-hour special premieres September 20 at 8:00/7:00c on the network.

[09/12/14 - 10:09 AM]
Warner Bros. Television Brings the Worlds of "Gotham," "Constantine," "The Following," "Forever" and "Person of Interest" to New York Comic Con October 9-12
For the second year at NYCC, Warner Bros. Television will host preview night screenings in the Main Stage on Thursday, October 9.

[09/12/14 - 09:38 AM]
USA Network's Acclaimed Series "White Collar" to Air Sixth and Final Season Beginning Thursday, November 6 at 9/8c
Said swan song will be followed by the return of "Covert Affairs" at 10:00/9:00c.

[09/12/14 - 09:34 AM]
TNT Books Second Season of "Murder in the First"
The cable channel has ordered 10 episodes for the second season.

[09/12/14 - 09:31 AM]
CBS Daytime Game Shows "The Price Is Right" and "Let's Make A Deal" Kick Off Their New Seasons Monday, Sept. 22
Drew Carey and Wayne Brady return as hosts of the series, back for their 43rd and sixth season, respectively.

[09/12/14 - 09:27 AM]
FXP Signs Emmy(R) Award-Winning "Fargo" Producer John Cameron to Overall Deal
The two-year agreement between FXP and Cameron covers all projects developed for television, both cable and broadcast.