(Washington) – Today, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) congratulated Hispanic Health Council in Hartford on winning an Honorable Mention in First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Communities on the Move Video Challenge. Hispanic Health Council was one of nine organizations that received awards for its participation in this nationwide challenge, which encouraged community and faith organizations to develop educational videos on the importance of healthy eating and physical activity. The Hispanic Health Council’s video, Puppets and Peers… On the Move! To Prevent Childhood Obesity, focused on their PANA Program, a unique program funded by the USDA’s SNAP-Education program that teaches Connecticut youth about healthy eating and physical activity through the use of puppet shows in Connecticut’s cities.
“Congratulations to the Hispanic Health Council for its prestigious recognition by First Lady Michelle Obama and the ‘Let’s Move!’ campaign. This award rightly recognizes the council’s tireless work to improve health in Connecticut’s Latino community, and entertain, inspire and educate young people about making good personal choices,” said Blumenthal. “Community based programs like Hartford’s Hispanic Health Council supercharge critical federal health initiatives, raising awareness and benefiting tens of thousands of young people across the state each year.”
A link to Hispanic Health Council’s award winning video can be found here: http://communities.challenge.gov/submissions/6808-puppets-peers-on-the-move-to-prevent-childhood-obesity