Healthy Communities for a Healthy Future: Supporting Let’s Move! Cities, Towns, and Counties

  • Date: August 15, 2012 - August 16, 2012
  • Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Category: Webinar


This webinar will introduce listeners to a new project launched by the National League of Cities (NLC) to help local elected officials address the policy and environmental factors that impact childhood obesity.  As part of this project, NLC is leading efforts to enhance the work of Let’s Move! Cities, Towns, and Counties (LMCTC), a key component of First Lady Michelle Obama’s comprehensive Let’s Move! initiative, which is dedicated to reversing the childhood obesity epidemic within a generation.
LMCTC calls upon local elected officials to adopt long-term, sustainable, and holistic approaches that promote improved nutrition and increased physical activity in their communities.  With funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education, and Families will provide local elected officials with tools and technical
assistance as they seek to improve health outcomes for children and youth.  Local elected officials can sign up for and learn more about LMCTC at
Tune in to this webinar to learn how NLC and its partners will assist local elected officials who sign up their communities to participate in LMCTC in achieving five goals to improve the health of local residents.  Speakers will include:
- Sam Kass, White House Assistant Chef and the Food Initiative Coordinator
- The Honorable Karl Dean, Mayor, Nashville, Tenn.
- The Honorable Larry Johnson, Commissioner, DeKalb County, Ga.


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