America’s beverage companies are committed to being a part of real and lasting solutions to societal challenges such as obesity. One of the ways they do this is by partnering with groups like the U.S. Conference of Mayors on programs that make a lasting impact on communities across America.

America’s mayors are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of their citizens and improving their communities. That is why The American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America (ABFHA) has partnered with the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) to support community level efforts through the Childhood Obesity Prevention Awards. These awards help fund programs in cities that seek to reduce childhood obesity. Winning programs have promoted consumption of fruits and vegetables, encouraged physical activity and addressed the problems of food deserts, among other creative ideas.

Over the course of their six year partnership, USCM, ABFHA and the American Beverage Association will award more than $2.6 million to cities nationwide. In 2016 alone, six cities received $445,000 in grants.

Think your city is a candidate for an award? Encourage your mayor to apply for the 2017 Childhood Obesity Prevention Grants Program by August 31.

To view the 2016 award winners and learn more about the Childhood Obesity Awards program, visit