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Communities on the Move Video Challenge Winners Announced

The winners of the Communities on the Move Video Challenge have been chosen! Since First Lady Michelle Obama announced the Video Challenge in February, Let’s Move Faith and Communities has been inspired by every congregation and community that submitted a video highlighting how they are promoting healthy lifestyles for kids. From putting on nutrition-themed puppet shows in Connecticut to advocating for safer play spaces in Colorado and preaching healthy living from the pulpit in Florida, the ideas in these videos demonstrate the commitment that communities across the country have to reversing the trend of childhood obesity within a generation.

The Video Challenge encouraged faith-based and neighborhood organizations to create one-to-three minute videos highlighting the work they are doing to make their communities or congregations places of wellness. The challenge recognized efforts that promote healthy lifestyles for kids in three areas: encouraging nutritious eating through USDA’s MyPlate icon, increasing physical activity, and ensuring access to healthy, affordable foods. The winners and honorable mentions will be invited to Washington, D.C. for a Let’s Move! event.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the competition! The high quality of the submissions made picking a winner and honorable mentions a very difficult decision. Here is the final list:

First Prize Winner

Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church; Eatonville, FL

Watch Macedonia on the Move.

Popular Choice Award Winner

City of San Fernando Partnership for Healthy Families; San Fernando, CA
100 Citizens: Role Models for the Future

Video Challenge Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order)

The Food Trust; Philadelphia, PA
HYPE! Healthy You. Positive Energy

Hispanic Health Council, Inc.; Hartford, CT
Puppets & Peers .....On the Move! To Prevent Childhood Obesity

LiveWell Colorado; Denver, CO
LiveWell Wheat Ridge

Long Island Head Start; Patchogue, NY
Sowing The Seeds Of The Future

Martha O’ Bryan Center; Nashville, TN
Martha O’ Bryan - Highway to Health

Most Holy Trinity Church; San Jose, CA
SJSU/MHT Food Justice Communities on the Move Video Challenge

South Valley Family YMCA; San Jose, CA
A Community on The Move- South Valley Family YMCA

Please check out their videos and see how these congregations and communities are helping kids live healthy. Congratulations to the winners and to all the communities that participated in the Video Challenge!