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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 from Let’s Move!, USDA and HHS chose one winner and several Honorable Mentions. The Popular Choice Award was given to the eligible video with the most votes online. All the winners will be invited to the White House and will meet First Lady Michelle Obama at a date to be announced.
Congratulations to the winners, and thanks again to everyone who participated and made the challenge a great success!
The winners of the Let's Move! Communities on the Move Video Challenge include:
Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Eatonville, FL
Video: Macedonia on the Move
Hispanic Health Council, Hartford, CT
Video: Puppets & Peers .....On the Move! To Prevent Childhood Obesity
LiveWell Wheat Ridge, Wheat Ridge, CO
Video: LiveWell Wheat Ridge
Long Island Head Start, Patchogue, NY
Video: Sowing The Seeds Of The Future
Martha O'Bryan Center, Nashville, TN
Video: Martha O’Bryan - Highway to Health
Philadelphia Campaign for Healthier Schools, Philadelphia, PA
Video: HYPE! Healthy You. Positive Energy.
San Jose State University/Most Holy Trinity Church Food Justice Ministry, San Jose, CA
Video: SJSU/MHT Food Justice Communities on the Move Video Challenge
South Valley Family YMCA, San Jose, CA
Video: A Community on The Move- South Valley Family YMCA
Popular Choice Award
City of San Fernando Partnership for Healthy Families, San Fernando, CA
Video: 100 Citizens: Role Models for the Future
View the winners and all the other submissions on the Communities on the Move Video Challenge website!