Author: Elena Hoffnagle

NLC Honors Communities and Local Officials for Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties Achievements

At a celebratory event at the National League of Cities’ (NLC) Congress of Cities in Nashville, NLC honored cities and counties for their leadership and commitment to preventing childhood obesity and improving community health. Clifford Johnson, executive director of NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education, and Families (left) congratulates Osner Charlers, acting director of recreation and

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First Lady Announces 500 Communities Have Joined Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties

The National League of Cities recently joined First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House to announce that 500 cities, towns and counties are now participating in the Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC) initiative. The 500 cities, towns and counties honored at the White House come from all 50 states, the District of

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Local Governments and Anti-Hunger Organizations Work Together to Improve Children’s Health

This post was co-written by Signe Anderson. Increasingly, city governments are partnering with local anti-hunger organizations to reduce child hunger and improve children’s health. Columbus, Ohio’s Make Summer Count program provides safe places for youth to get free nutritious meals. This summer, children can access these meals through the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department food

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Cities, Towns and Counties Honored for Let’s Move! Achievements

At a celebratory event at NLC’s Congress of Cities in Austin, NLC honored cities and counties for their leadership and dedication to ending childhood obesity and improving the health of their residents. Local elected officials have a key role to play in ensuring children in their communities reach their full potential and live healthy lives.

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