Watch the Winning Videos of Communities on the Move Video Challenge
How is your community moving? The First Lady recognized two winning videos at the White House yesterday for their incredible work to make their communities healthier.
Mrs. Obama challenged faith and community leaders to step up and take a role in making their congregations and communiites places of wellness. And, she invited them to tell her about it. Through the Let's Move! Communities on the Move Video Challenge, organizations from across the country told us their stories through short videos about how they're getting active, eating healthy, and helping their communities.
First Lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks to winners of the “Let’s Move!” Communities on the Move Video Challenge event in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building Room 350, March 7, 2013. The winners include faith and community leaders from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania and Tennessee, chosen for their work to solve childhood obesity. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)
First Prize was awarded to Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Eatonville, FL for its video, Macedonia on the Move. This church took a multigenerational approach to motivate families and communities to strive for good health and living life to the fullest. Macedonia started youth health programs with physical activity, nutrition education, gardening and group motivation. The Macedonia on the Move video shows their “Fit With Faith” weekly exercise program, Zumba classes and Fitness Boot Camps that infuse some friendly competition into physical activity.
The Popular Choice Award was given to the City of San Fernando Partnership for Healthy Families for its video, 100 Citizens: Role Models for the Future.The video highlights their fitness program in San Fernando parks, staffed by Kinesiology student volunteers who are trained in the delivery and benefits of physical activity. The 100 Citizens program promotes the idea that a healthy childhood begins at home, and the program works to help adults establish healthy lifestyles so they can be role models for regular physical activity and good nutrition for their children. The program includes Zumba, body sculpting and cycle spinning and emphasizes that physical activity is fun!
To get involved, join Let's Move Faith and Communities, the First Lady's call to faith and community members to get involved in the move to raise a healthier generation of kids.
Marissa Duswalt, RD, is Let's Move! Associate Director for Policy & Events