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November 20, 2014
Posted by Elena Hoffnagle, Program Associate, Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties, National League of Cities

Ed. Note: This is a cross post from the blog of National League of Cities CitiesSpeak.org. You can find the original post here.

Local elected officials have a key role to play as leaders in ensuring children in their communities reach their full potential and live healthy lives. Through their participation in Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC), local elected officials across the country can adopt policies that improve access to healthy affordable food and opportunities for physical activity and be recognized for their efforts.

To date, nearly 460 mayors, city council members, county commissioners and other local elected officials are participating in the initiative. More than 60 million Americans are now living in LMCTC communities that are dedicated to helping young people eat healthy foods and be physically active.