Macedonia Missionary Baptist of Eatonville beat out 60 other churches from 21 other states in the “Let’s Move! Communities on the Move” video contest, a competition that asked religious groups to demonstrate how they met fitness goals.
Obama promoted the contest at a meeting in Longwood, Fla. earlier in the year, encouraging community fitness and beating childhood obesity.
Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church of Eatonville, FL. has flourished as a leader on health initiatives impacting Central Florida. Macedonia’s Health Ministry has devised a multigenerational approach to motivate families and communities to take an active role in striving for optimal health and living life to the fullest.
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Youth health programs at Macedonia are creative and fun with an emphasis on prevention, education, physical activity, nutrition, gardening, and group motivation. Parents and church leaders serve as role models leading by example and engaging in various activities that promote health.
Watch them tell their story here!