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Staffer's phone app winning first lady's Healthy Kids competition

Online voting ends Saturday

Ohio University employee Nathaniel Berger’s entry in first lady Michelle Obama's Apps for Healthy Kids competition, Rhythmatics Kids, was in first place by about 100 votes on Tuesday afternoon, but he needs more votes to win.
Voting ends Saturday at noon. To vote for Berger's Rhythmatics Kids entry, click here.

Rhythmatics Kids is a game that aims to make fitness fun. The game is designed so that when a child runs with the phone, it plays music and gives a higher point total to children who run in sync with the music.

The Apps for Healthy Kids competition is part of first lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign to end childhood obesity within a generation. If Berger wins the popular vote, he receives a cash prize and a trip to the White House to meet the first lady.

Berger is the operations coordinator for the College of Fine Arts’ Aesthetics Technologies Lab (@Lab). His mobile app represents his personal work and passion for fitness.