Tag: Let’s Move

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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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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Teaming up to Capitalize on Natural Beauty: Knoxville and Knox County, TN

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 third post in this series, written by  Madeline Rogero, Mayor of Knoxville, TN and Tim Burchett, Mayor of Knox County, TN. We’re moving in Knoxville,

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Improving Access to Healthy, Affordable Foods in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

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 second post in this series, and was written by L. Dennis Michael, the Mayor of the City of Rancho Cucamonga, California. As a Let’s Move!

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

Everyone has a role to play in preventing childhood obesity, including local elected officials who serve as leaders in adopting policies or making environmental changes so children in their communities reach their full potential and live healthy lives. As a part of Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC), communities can earn bronze, silver and

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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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