September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and we’re taking this opportunity to remember a few of the ways America’s beverage companies are helping to make a difference. Through our partnership with the U.S. Conference of Mayors, we support programs that provide children and families with the proper nutrition education to maintain a balanced and active lifestyle.
Back in January, we announced the winners of the 2014 Childhood Obesity Prevention Awards. The winner of the large city category was Denver, Colo. Thanks to Mayor Michael Hancock’s “Healthy Childcare Makes a Healthy Start” initiative, Denver now has more than 600 childcare centers that incorporate evidence-based healthy eating and active living (HEAL) policies and activities into everyday programs. Nice job, Denver! We are doing our part to help provide solutions to childhood obesity in communities across the country.