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Peabody

City recognized by Let’s Move! program

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The National League of Cities recently recognized Peabody for meeting one of the goals of Let’s Move! Cities, Towns, and Counties, a nationwide program that calls upon elected officials to try to improve access to healthy affordable food and opportunities for physical activity. The program is a key component of first lady Michelle Obama’s comprehensive Let’s Move! initiative, which is dedicated to solving the childhood obesity epidemic within a generation. In Let’s Move! Cities, Towns, and Counties, communities can earn medals for their efforts to meet the program’s five goals. Peabody earned two medals for action taken to improve access to healthy affordable food. Those included displaying the MyPlate decal in city-owned food-serving venues and registering as a MyPlate Community Partner. MyPlate illustrates the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet by using a familiar image — a place-setting for a meal. “This is a nice distinction for Peabody to be recognized by the National League of Cities,” Mayor Ted Bettencourt said in a prepared statement. “By encouraging children to eat healthy food and stay active, we can contribute to reducing the childhood obesity epidemic.”

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