These grants, which are part of an ongoing partnership between USCM and the American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America, were awarded to six cities that are committed to tackling obesity in their communities through real and lasting solutions.

”America’s beverage companies believe strongly in the power of industry and government coming together to improve the health of the communities where we all work and live,” said Katherine Lugar, president of the American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America (ABFHA) Board of Directors and president and CEO of the American Beverage Association.  “The mayors being recognized today are leading the way with innovative programs to promote environmental sustainability and wellness, while having a real impact in America’s hometowns.

Read the full press release from the announcement here and check out the below videos from the first-place award recipients - Albuquerque, N.M., Augusta, Ga. And Oakland Park, Fla.

 

First Place Large City - Albuquerque, N.M., Mayor Tim Keller’s One ABQ Out-of-School Time Get Moving Initiative

 

First Place Medium City - Augusta, Ga., Mayor Hardie Davis’ The Super Start Program

 

First Place Small City - Oakland Park, Fla., Mayor Matthew Sparks’ Oakland Park Paddle Club

 

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