Thursday, July 12, 2012

PA School Gets Honorable Mention in Video Challenge

First Lady Michelle Obama today announced the winners of the Let’s Move! Communities on the Move video challenge, which invited faith and community leaders to share their stories about their efforts to promote wellness and solve the problem of childhood obesity in their communities.  Among the announced winners:

Philadelphia Campaign for Healthier Schools – Honorable Mention
Philadelphia, PA
The Philadelphia Campaign for Healthier Schools works with 175 public schools to promote healthy eating and active living in the school environment. Participating schools assess their health environments, create improvement plans and receive training and resources to implement wellness goals. 1,000 youth from 100 schools across Philadelphia participated in the Youth for Healthy Change Leadership Summit to develop leadership skills and learn how to plan healthy campaigns for their schools. The video features Healthy You. Positive Energy (HYPE) youth leaders speaking about healthy choices, leading exercise breaks for younger students and brainstorming about how they can make Philadelphia schools healthier and more active.

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