News: National

Posted on Nov 28, 2016

Webinar Recording-- Beyond MyPlate: Successful Food Marketing Strategies for Healthier Cities

On November 22, 2016 the National League of Cities and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in addition to speakers from the Office of the First Lady, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), and the City of East Orange, New Jersey, hosted a webinar highlighting successful… Read More ›

Posted on Jul 27, 2016

LMCTC's First All-Star Community -- McAllen, Texas

  The City of McAllen, Texas, home to 136,639 residents living along the U.S‐ Mexico border, is the first city to have achieved the (LMCTC) All-Star designation, the highest recognition for participants in First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Initiative. McAllen, Texas in partnership with residents, governmental organizations, non-profits, and small businesses, has made physical activity… Read More ›

Posted on Apr 20, 2016

Webinar Recording: Bicycle Friendly Communities

The National League of Cities, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the League for American Bicyclists held a webinar on Tuesday, May 3  for jurisdictions participating in the Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties, Mayors’ Challenge for Safer People, Safer Streets and the Bicycle Friendly Community initiatives.  This webinar featured  Columbia, SC Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine and… Read More ›

Posted on Nov 3, 2015

Communities and Local Officials Honored for Let's Move! 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. Local elected officials have an important role to play in ensuring children in their communities reach their full potential and live healthy… Read More ›

Posted on Sep 16, 2015

NLC Joins First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House to Celebrate Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties

WASHINGTON – The National League of Cities (NLC) joined First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House today to announce that 500 cities, towns and counties have committed to the five goals in the Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC) initiative since July 2012. This historic milestone was announced at a celebratory event honoring… Read More ›