Tag: Childhood obesity

5 Things Mayors Can Do to Create Healthier Communities

NLC’s new report, Addressing Health Disparities in Cities: Lessons from the Field, provides lessons learned and examples of actions that mayors and other city leaders  are taking to intentionally address childhood obesity-related health disparities. Baton Rouge, Louisiana Mayor-President Melvin L. “Kip” Holden and a young Baton Rouge resident ride bikes together at a Healthy Baton

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Celebrating at the White House: Let’s Move! Brings Communities Together

This is a guest post by Christi Branscom and Kathleen Gibi. Children in Knoxville participate in the city’s Kids Can Bike! program. (City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department) As we got into the back of a taxi on a warm September morning in Washington, we had the following conversation: Christi to the driver: “We

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Let’s Move! From Fort Collins, Colo., to Washington, D.C.

This is a guest post by Gino Campana, councilmember, Fort Collins, Colo. It was an honor to participate in a daylong celebratory event at the White House for the Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC) movement. Together with First Lady Michelle Obama, we celebrated the milestone of 500 communities joining LMCTC, as well as

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Beaumont, TX becomes the first Let’s Move! City, Town or County to Earn Gold Medals in Every LMCTC Goal!

In honor of the 4th anniversary of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative this week, we are reprinting a series of blog posts from the Lets Move! blog. Below is the first post in this series, and was written by Dr. Alan B. Coleman. Dr. Coleman is a Councilmember for the City of Beaumont, Texas. The

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Are Cities Helping Turn the Tide in America’s Fight Against Childhood Obesity?

The good news:  After increasing for more than three decades, we are beginning to see childhood obesity rates fall in some states and communities.  The bad news is that these improvements are not reaching every city, town, and county. Earlier this month, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the White House celebrated important milestones

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