Getting youth moving, healthy

Who better to help combat childhood obesity than the kids themselves?

Earlier this month, Clark County Public Health and Leadership Clark County challenged local youth to help spread the obesity prevention message.

Clark County youth were asked to make a video, 2 minutes or shorter, showing creative ways they eat healthy food, get exercise or prevent other kids from becoming overweight or obese.

The deadline to submit entries is May 31. (If you still want to enter, upload your video to YouTube and email the link to

Five winners will be announced at the Vancouver USA Kids Marathon on June 16. Categories include: ages 10 and younger; ages 11 to 14; ages 15 to 18; community; and people’s choice.

So far, seven local youth have submitted their videos. You can check them out on our website.

Then, go to YouTube and “like” the video to help determine the winner of the People’s Choice Award.

Which video do you like the best?

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