Last week the American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America (ABFHA) and the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) announced the 2016 recipients of The Childhood Obesity Prevention Awards. Six cities were awarded grants in support of their mayors' efforts to fight childhood obesity in their communities.
First place for a medium size city went to Fontana, Calif., Mayor Acquanetta Warren for her “Healthy Kids for a Healthy Fontana” program. The program rotates to different schools in the city each day and provides hands on experience for children about choosing foods and beverages that can help them achieve a balanced lifestyle.
Mayor Warren gave thanks to the USCM and ABFHA saying, “by improving the quality of life for our children you’re creating the future that we need in this community.”
It is through programs like Mayor Warren’s “Healthy Kids for a Healthy Fontana” that we can have a real and lasting impact on our communities in the fight against obesity. Visit the Worth a Watch section on our homepage to learn more about how the program is helping children in Fontana.
And click here to read more about the five other winners.