Durham cited for addressing childhood obesity

Jun. 06, 2013 @ 06:34 PM

DURHAM - The National League of Cities has recognized Durham and Mayor William V. “Bill” Bell for recent completion of key health and wellness goals for First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Cities, Towns, and Counties (LMCTC) initiative. 

LMCTC participants can earn up to five gold medals for each goal they commit to as part of the initiative. Four medals were awarded to Durham for achievements and action taken to improve access to healthy affordable food and increase opportunities for physical activity

 “We are constantly looking for ways to ensure that Durham residents have a good quality of life and that includes providing viable healthy and affordable resources for our community, ” Mayor William V. “Bill” Bell said in a news release.

More than 320 cities, towns and counties participate in LMCTC.