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Kudos to Zebulon for Bronze Medal for “Let’s Move Cities, Towns & Counties”

lm_cities_towns_communities_pg_headerMunicipal staff for Knightdale, Wendell and Zebulon, in addition to other organizations and businesses in those communities, are members of the young Eastern Wake AHA Work Group, which has been meeting to increase access to healthy food and physical activity in that part of the county. As part of the group’s work, the three municipalities joined the Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC) initiative. The initiative is an ongoing commitment to help local elected officials reduce childhood obesity in their communities.

AHA is pleased to announce that the Town of Zebulon was awarded the LMCTC Bronze Medal for Goal IV: Model Food Service. “Congratulations to Zebulon Parks and Recreation for being recognized for their efforts to make Zebulon a healthy place to live and play,” said Marjorie Lanier, Healthy Places, Active Spaces Program Coordinator.

“Individuals can only make healthy choices if they have healthy choices, and Zebulon Parks and Recreation is doing all they can to ensure residents of Zebulon have many choices!  Park and recreation agencies are well-positioned to initiate and coordinate activities that encourage active living and healthy eating, so it is exciting to see Zebulon Parks and Recreation taking the lead on initiatives like this for their town. They are always aiming higher and higher, and we look forward to our continued partnership through the Healthy Places, Active Spaces Grant Program to identify new opportunities for moving this work forward.”

(The HPAS initiative is administered by the Physical Activity and Nutrition (PAN) Branch of the N.C.  Division of Public Health, with funds provided by the John Rex Endowment.)

Stay tuned for information about the “Exercise as Medicine” project the AHA Eastern Wake AHA Work Group is working on!

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