Obesity continues to be one of the most challenging public health issues facing our nation.  Because September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, it is important for you to know what our member companies are doing this month, and throughout the year, to promote balanced and active lifestyles for children.

We partnered with the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) to support programs that focus on educating children and families on the importance of balancing calories and staying active in their communities.  Last year we awarded the cities of York, Penn., Waterbury, Conn., and Denver, Colo., for implementing programs in their communities that helped fight childhood obesity through education on diet and exercise.  As we continue this partnership into 2015, we look forward to assisting mayors across the country in promoting a healthy lifestyle for our younger generations.

To learn more about our partnership with the U.S. Conference of Mayors, click here.