National League of Cities recognizes Shoreline’s achievements in addressing childhood obesity

Friday, November 22, 2013

Shoreline Councilmember
Shari Winstead honored by
the National League of Cities
At its national convention held in Seattle last week, the National League of Cities (NLC) recognized Councilmember Shari Winstead for recent completion of key health and wellness goals for Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC). LMCTC is a major component of First Lady Michelle Obama’s comprehensive Let’s Move! initiative, which is dedicated to solving the childhood obesity epidemic within a generation.

NLC recognized the City of Shoreline for taking action to increase physical activity in the community and for having an active interagency collaboration on early care and education programs. The actions taken by the City are part of its overall Healthy City Strategy adopted by the Council in 2010 in recognition of the City’s Shoreline4Health programming. The Healthy City Strategy highlights the efforts and investments being made by the City of Shoreline and by partner organizations to further the City's Healthy City goal. The Strategy outlines a work plan of specific activities and partnerships the City will undertake to support Shoreline residents in becoming healthier.

“I’m extremely proud of the work we have done in helping our residents build a healthy community,” stated Councilmember Shari Winstead. “Childhood obesity is our generation’s health challenge. We are committed to ensuring our children grow up in an environment that encourages healthy living.”

LMCTC focuses on five actionable goals, which are:

  • Goal I: Start Early, Start Smart: Promoting best practices for nutrition, physical activity, and screen time in early care and education settings
  • Goal II: My Plate, Your Place: Prominently displaying MyPlate in all municipal or county venues where food is served
  • Goal III: Smart Servings for Students: Increasing participation in school breakfast and lunch programs
  • Goal IV: Model Food Service: Implementing healthy and sustainable food service guidelines that are aligned with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans
  • Goal V: Active Kids at Play: Increasing opportunities for physical activity

More information about LMCTC 
More information about Shoreline’s Healthy City Strategy


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