The City of Green Bay and Live 54218 are recipients of the $25,000 Childhood Obesity Prevention Award at the 83rd U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting. The awards went to cities with outstanding programs that encourage healthy weight through balanced diet choices and regular physical activity.
Live54218 serves as the Greater Green Bay Area’s Healthy Eating, Active Living initiative. Live54218’s mission is to create environments in the community that support and promote all residents daily in consuming 5 fruits and vegetables, drinking 4 bottles of water, having less than 2 hours of screen time, participating in at least 1 hour of physical activity, and sleeping 8 hours a night.
While Live54218 serves the entire community, the target population for the project is school-age youth. With leadership from the Mayor’s Office and with support from dozens of agencies throughout Green Bay – Live54218 is working to protect the health of our youth and ensure their futures.
Children should be active for 60 minutes every day, according to national guidelines. While studies have linked physical activity to better academic achievement, behavior, and self-esteem, it is also an essential component to leading a healthy lifestyle and preventing childhood obesity. Receiving a 2015 USCM Childhood Obesity Award will provide Live54218 with the necessary support to expand and sustain the Active Schools: Core 4+ Program in the Green Bay Area.
Media is invited to join Mayor Schmitt for the check presentation at the February 3rd City Council Meeting. For more information about the award, please see attached press release.
WHO: Mayor Jim Schmitt and Jen Van Den Elzen from Live54218
WHAT: Check Presentation
WHERE: 100 N. Jefferson Street, City Council Chambers
WHEN: Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.