Let's Move! Cities, Towns and Counties: Coconut Creek Day of Play!
The City of Coconut Creek is located in beautiful South Florida and is known as “The Butterfly Capital of the World®.” Coconut Creek joined Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC) in September 2013.
Focusing on LMCTC Goal V: Active Kids at Play, children five years and older took part in a free, fun-filled day of dance, exercise, sports and play at the Coconut Creek Community Center in their September 2013 Day of Play. Participating children received a Let’s Move! Coconut Creek pedometer, a PALA+ (Presidents Active Lifestyle Award plus Nutrition) instructional post card, healthy snacks, and also a MyPlate plate. In addition, the children were presented with a participation certificate from the Mayor and City Commissioners.
Let's Move! Day of Play MyPlate Chalk Figure
Mayor Lisa K. Aronson and the City Commissioners actively participated in the City’s second annual Let’s Move! Coconut Creek Day of Play in February 2014. This Day of Play included adults – parents, family members, and guardians – to serve as healthy and physically active role models for the children. Over 225 participants warmed up with energy, enthusiasm and exhilarating exercises. Mayor Aronson noted: “I am proud of our City’s community-wide participation in First Lady Michelle Obama’s national Lets Move! Cities, Towns and Counties initiative. Our commitment to health and wellness grows every year through all of the City’s family-friendly and team building experiences.”
Let's Move! Day of Play 2014
As part of the 2014 Day of Play, the children rotated through various activities such as Zumba, karate, soccer, and track and field. The adults participated in “Parent Play” where they attended a mini boot camp, tennis clinics, and Zumba.
The adults also attended a lecture by West Boca Medical Center on bringing healthy eating and activity home to their children, and were provided with information and resources on how to address childhood obesity. After the lecture, the parents cheered their children on in a friendly game of tug of war. At the end of the day’s events, everyone helped themselves to healthy refreshments provided by the local Winston Park Publix supermarket.
Let's Move! Day of Play 2014 - Healthy Snacks
Let’s Move! Coconut Creek continues its presence throughout the city in various programs, classes, and summer camps. The City’s Recreation Programmer, Emana Power, painted the city’s Let’ Move! logo in the Recreation Complex to remind residents to MOVE!
Coconut Creek’s adults and children plan to continue moving and eating well. Learn more information on the City of Coconut Creek’s Let’s Move! initiative here.
To learn more about LMCTC, and how to become involved with the initiative, visit www.HealthyCommunitiesHealthyFuture.org.