Congratulations to Lima, Ohio, Mayor David Berger for winning 1st place in the small city category at this year’s Childhood Obesity Prevention Awards – a program and partnership we formed with the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM).

Mayor Berger’s program, “Cooking for Change,” brings together high school students from the food management program at Lima Senior High School and the culinary arts program at Apollo Career Center to design and develop a healthy eating initiative that will help to reduce obesity rates in Lima and Allen County.  The 1st place award comes with a $100,000 grant to expand the program.  Click here to check out a short video about this innovative approach to community nutrition support and education.

We know that these kinds of initiatives – like our partnership with USCM – are the type of comprehensive solutions that will have a real and meaningful impact on our communities.  To learn more about the recipients of the 2015 Childhood Obesity Prevention Awards, click here.