1. Welcome


Now that you have signed your community up as part of the network of Let’s Move Cities, Towns, and Counties we are ready to help you take the steps you need to create a healthier community.

Over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled. Today, nearly one in three children in the United States is overweight or obese, which puts them at greater risk for health problems like diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, and asthma. Obesity costs Americans $150 billion in added health care expenses every year. As you know, this epidemic affects every community in our country and every sector of our society, but there’s good news – the solutions are within our grasp.

The First Lady launched Let’s Move! with one overarching goal: to solve the problem of childhood obesity within a generation, so that kids born today reach adulthood at a healthy weight. It’s fair to say that this goal is ambitious, but when the health of our children is at stake, we need to reach high. And as a municipal leader, you know we can’t wait to make the changes we need to make.

On the next page you will find a 7 minute survey asking you to indicate what steps your city has publicly committed to making in each of the four pillars of the Let's Move! Initiative. Remember your city must commit to making at least one change in each of the four pillars of Let’s Move!

Thank you for taking the time to let us know what amazing changes you have made in your local communities.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to the Let’s Move office at the White House, at letsmove@who.eop.gov with any questions, success stories, or challenges you have. We’re here to help.

Robin Schepper
Executive Director
Let’s Move! Initiative