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Fontana Awarded for Working toward a Healthy Future

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Fontana - The Mayor and City Council announce the City’s achievements based on its participation with Let’s Move!, a comprehensive initiative launched by First Lady, Michelle Obama in dedication to solving the problem of childhood obesity within our generation. As part of this initiative, Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties, calls upon local elected officials to adopt long-term, sustainable and holistic approaches to addressing childhood obesity. Based on the Fontana’s Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC) survey responses; the National League of Cities (NLC) has awarded The City of Fontana the following medals:

• Bronze and Silver Medals in Goal I: Start Early, Start Smart

For promoting participation in Let’s Move! Child Care among early care and education providers using at least three approaches; and having an active interagency collaboration on early care and education programs.

• Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals in Goal II: MyPlate, Your Place

For prominently displaying MyPlate in 100% of municipally- or county-owned or operated venues that serve food and for registering as a MyPlate Community Partner.

• Bronze and Silver Medals in Goal III: Smart Servings for Students

For having at least 70% of public schools participating in the School Breakfast Program, and at least 60% of public elementary and middle school students and at least 45% of high school students participating in the National School Lunch Program.

• Bronze Medal in Goal IV: Model Food Service

For identifying all food vendors and contractors for municipally- or county-owned or operated venues that serve food, along with the dates when their contracts can be amended or renegotiated.

• Bronze Medal in Goal V: Active Kids at Play

For mapping all play spaces.

The City of Fontana looks forward to continuing its partnership with LMCTC to help reverse the childhood obesity epidemic within our generation. For more information about the Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties initiative, please visit www.healthycommunitieshealthyfuture.org.

To learn more about Healthy Fontana and the ways in which Fontana is working towards a healthier future for its residents, please visit www.healthyfontana.org

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