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NORTH MIAMI RECOGNIZED FOR ACHIEVEMENTS IN ADDRESSING CHILDHOOD OBESITY THROUGH LET’S MOVE! CITIES,

North Miami, FL – 11/17/2015

NORTH MIAMI RECOGNIZED FOR ACHIEVEMENTS IN ADDRESSING CHILDHOOD OBESITY THROUGH LET’S MOVE! CITIES, TOWNS AND COUNTIES

The National League of Cities (NLC) recognized North Miami for achieving gold medals in all five (5) Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC) goal areas, which are based on achievements made to improve access to healthy, affordable food and promote physical activity for children and adults. North Miami was recognized at NLC’s annual conference in Nashville, Tennessee on November 5, 2015 where Councilman Alix Desulme and City Clerk Michael A. Etienne, Esq. received the City’s medals.   

This year, North Miami joined an elite group of 59 cities and counties that have earned gold medals in each of the five goal areas. All LMCTC communities have the opportunity to earn  up to five gold medals, one for each actionable goal that they commit to as part of the initiative. Medals are awarded based on their achievements in areas such as providing healthy school meals, opportunities for physical activity during and outside of school, and healthier early care and education programs. Recently, the North Miami Parks and Recreation Department was recognized for providing healthy meals to their summer campers.  

LMCTC is a key part of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative and helps local elected officials, their staff and communities ensure all children grow up healthy and have the ability to reach their full potential. NLC works in partnership with Let’s Move! and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide assistance to local elected officials. Over 500 cities, towns and counties have committed to the five goals in the LMCTC initiative since July 2012.   

For more information about the cities, counties and individuals recognized, visit http://www.healthycommunitieshealthyfuture.org/coc2015announcement/

For more information about LMCTC and North Miami’s accomplishments, visit www.HealthyCommunitiesHealthyFuture.org
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