Back in February, First Lady Michelle Obama invited faith and community leaders to join in the effort to solve the problem of childhood obesity. She launched the Communities on the Move Video Challenge and asked for organizations to submit 3 minute videos about how they were helping to combat childhood obesity in a "creative, effective, sustainable, replicable, and inspirational" way (read more here). Each video highlighted that organization's community program that centered around one of the focus areas of Let's Move - physical activity, access to healthy and affordable food for children, or healthy eating practices.And today, First Lady Obama announced the winners! "Everyone wants to see our nation become healthier, and these contest winners have shown us that by taking steps big or small, each of us can play a role in solving the problems of childhood obesity," the First Lady said.Check out these five videos and think about how you could incorporate the ideas into your community:Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church - First PrizeEationville, FL
City of San Fernando Partnership for Healthy Families - Popular Choice AwardSan Fernando, CA
San Jose State University/Most Holy Trinity Church Food Justice Ministry - Honorable MentionSan Jose, CA
South Valley Family YMCA - Honorable MentionSan Jose, CA
Long Island Head Start - Honorable MentionPatchogue, NY
From Zumba and Yoga classes for kids to cooking classes and more, these organizations are helping combat childhood obesity one community at a time. How do you help your youth stay healthy and active? Comment below.