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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 Sep 1, 2016

Spotlight: Increasing Access to Healthy Food -- New Orleans, Louisiana

The city of New Orleans, Louisiana, population 378,715, earned a Silver medal in Goal IV: Model Food Service of Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC), a key part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Initiative. In 2012, Mayor Mitch Landrieu signed an executive order outlining a standard for healthier foods and beverages in the vending… 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 ›