COOPER CONGRATULATES MARTHA O'BRYAN CENTER
July 11, 2012
East Nashville Agency Named a Winner of First Lady's Video Contest
WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) congratulated the Martha O'Bryan Center today after First Lady Michelle Obama announced that the East Nashville community agency won honorable mention in her "Let's Move! Communities on the Move" video challenge.
"I hope Nashvillians will join me in applauding the Martha O'Bryan Center," said Rep. Cooper. "We're lucky to have such a dedicated organization answering the First Lady's call to action and helping families lead healthy lives, especially when our city and nation face an obesity epidemic."
Martha O'Bryan's video, "Highway to Health," highlights the organization's programs focusing on food, exercise and health, and its work promoting healthy living in the Nashville area, specifically within the public and low-cost housing communities. Their video shows the Center's use of USDA's Child and Adult Care Food Program for their "Kid's Café," which serves approximately 50,000 healthy meals to children in Nashville each year. The Martha O'Bryan Center has also partnered with Fizeek, a group that teaches fitness and health education to children each week. The video can be viewed here.
The Let's Move! Communities on the Move video challenge 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. Videos were submitted from 21 states, and nine winners were selected.