over 4 years ago

Let's Move Faith and Communities Challenge Winners

Sorry for the late notice but we just found out that today’s Let's Move! Communities on the Move Video Challenge event is being live-streamed at www.whitehouse.gov/live. The event has started and runs until 3:30. 

Thanks again for participating and sharing the great work you are doing in your communities!


about 5 years ago

Message from the Judges

USDA and the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research share a mutual concern about the health and well-being of our kids as we look to confront the challenge of childhood obesity. The Let's Move Faith and Communities video challenge allowed USDA to energize and connect with new audiences to bring new awareness to childhood obesity to help raise a healthier generation of kids.

The video challenge, however, was not intended to focus on any individual condition causing obesity, as Let's Move! is a comprehensive initiative involving physical activity and improving access to healthy food, among other strategies. The "Take One SMALL Step"…

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over 5 years ago

And the winners are...

This past February marked the launch of the Let's Move! Communities on the Move Video Challenge, which invited faith-based and community leaders to share their stories about their efforts to promote wellness and solve the problem of childhood obesity in their communities.

Communities across the country responded enthusiastically to the challenge, submitting 60 videos that represented a broad range of programs, strategies, and age groups — from toddlers to teenagers — with submissions from 21 states. Congregations and organizations shared inspiring work to promote healthy eating, physical activity, and access to healthy, affordable food for children.

A panel of judges…

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over 5 years ago

Voting ends Friday!

Thanks for supporting the Communities on the Move Video Challenge! 3 days remain in the Public Voting period for the Popular Choice Award.

See who's in the lead

Check out the videos with the most votes so far.*

Vote daily for your favorites

Browse the Video Gallery and vote daily until May 11. You can vote once per day per submission, and for as many submissions as you'd like. The winner of the Popular Choice Award will have the opportunity to meet the First Lady at the White House later this year.

Community leaders: Let's Move! would like to

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over 5 years ago

10 days left to vote

Thanks for supporting the Communities on the Move Video Challenge! 10 days remain in the Public Voting period for the Popular Choice Award.

Vote daily for your favorites

Browse the Video Gallery and vote daily until May 11. You can vote once per day per submission, and for as many submissions as you'd like. The winner of the Popular Choice Award will have the opportunity to meet the First Lady at the White House later this year.

Rally your network

Send a personal email, add a link in your email signature/chat status, and spread the word via your social…

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over 5 years ago

Get more ideas & resources!

Have you signed up for Let's Move Faith and Communities yet? Let's Move! would like to stay in touch with you.

Let's Move Faith and Communities promotes physical activity and nutrition in faith-based and secular non-profit organizations. Learn more about how you can empower members of your organization to improve the health of our nation's children, and gain inspiration from models and success stories from partners across the country.

Sign up here to be a Let's Move Faith and Communities supporter, and we'll connect your organization to more ideas and resources.

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over 5 years ago

Vote for your favorite videos daily

The public voting period for the Communities on the Move Video Challenge is in full swing! Did you know that you can vote once per day per submission?

Browse the Video Gallery and vote for your favorites daily until May 11. Your vote will help determine who takes home the Popular Choice Award.

To ensure the integrity of the competition, we'd like to caution you against unfair or fraudulent voting practices that could disqualify a submission. Here are some basic Do's and Don'ts. For full details, please refer to the Official Rules.

DOs:

  • Register for one account per person.

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over 5 years ago

3 days to go!

The submission deadline for the Communities on the Move Video Challenge is THIS FRIDAY, April 6 at 5 p.m. EDT!

Do you have all the required items ready to go?

Qualification Tips

  1. Make sure your entry is complete, triple check the Submission Checklist below. We don't want to have to disqualify your video based on a technicality, no matter how small it may seem!
  2. Don't wait until the last minute to upload your video. Keep in mind that the time it takes to upload/process a video on YouTube or Vimeo varies greatly depending on the format of your original…

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over 5 years ago

7 days to go! Are you ready?

The submission deadline for the Communities on the Move Video Challenge is Friday, April 6 at 5 p.m. EDT. Winning videos will be featured on the Let's Move! website, and winners will have the opportunity to meet First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House later this year.

Here's a handy checklist to help you wrap things up. Ask yourself whether you can answer "Yes" to each of these questions before hitting that submit button! 

Submission Checklist

  1. Is your video between 1 and 3 minutes long?
  2. Do you have a transcript of all the words that are spoken/sung in your…

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over 5 years ago

2 weeks left to submit!

We're coming to the final weeks of the Communities on the Move Video Challenge. It's not too late to enter — start shooting your video today!

Let's Move! wants to know how your organization is helping reverse the trend of childhood obesity. Your video could inspire many others, and if it wins, offer the opportunity to meet the First Lady at the White House later this year.

Before you submit, please be sure your video meets these requirements:

  1. Your video is 1-3 minutes long.
  2. Your video describes how your organization has worked to improve the wellness of children in congregation(s) or…

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over 5 years ago

Conference call tomorrow

The national Let’s Move! Conference Call for faith and community leaders about the Communities on the Move Video Challenge is taking place tomorrow, March 14 at 2:00 PM Eastern, 1:00 PM Central, 12:00 PM Mountain, 11:00 AM Pacific.

Join Sam Kass, White House Senior Policy Advisor for Healthy Food Initiatives, on the call to learn more about the competition and the opportunity for winners to meet First Lady Michelle Obama.

Dial-in information: 1-800-288-8960

You do not need to RSVP for this call. If you have questions, please email collaborate@usda.gov.

We encourage you to join the Let’s Move Faith and Communities network

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over 5 years ago

Join us for a conference call!

You are invited to a national Let’s Move! Conference Call for faith and community leaders about the Communities on the Move Video Challenge with Sam Kass, White House Senior Policy Advisor for Healthy Food Initiatives.

Date: Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Time: 2:00 PM Eastern, 1:00 PM Central, 12:00 PM Mountain, 11:00 AM Pacific

Dial-in information: 1-800-288-8960

Please forward this invitation to your members and partners.

You do not need to RSVP for this call. If you have questions, please email collaborate@usda.gov.

We encourage you to join the Let’s Move Faith and Communities network of supporters by signing up online!


over 5 years ago

First Lady Michelle Obama invites winners to the White House!

During her speech marking the second anniversary of Let's Move! First Lady Michelle Obama announced the launch of the Let's Move Faith and Communities Communities on the Move Video Challenge and invited the winners to meet her at the White House later this year. 

Be sure to create and enter a video about your faith-based or community organization's efforts to reverse the trend of childhood obesity!  

Need further inspiration? Watch the First Lady's announcement and learn more about Let's Move!

Sign up for Let's Move Faith and Communities!