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Hoffman Estates recognized for fighting childhood obesity

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Submitted by the Village of Hoffman Estates

The National League of Cities has recognized the Village of Hoffman Estates for recent completion of key health and wellness goals for "Let's Move! Cities, Towns and Counties."

LMCTC is a major component of first lady Michelle Obama's comprehensive "Let's Move!" initiative, which is dedicated to reducing childhood obesity.

The village was awarded Bronze and Silver Medals in Goal I: Start Early, Start Smart, for action taken to improve access to healthy affordable food, and increase opportunities for physical activity. Specifically, Hoffman Estates was recognized for promoting participation in Let's Move! Child Care among early care and education providers, and for having an active interagency collaboration on early care and education programs.

"The village's Department of Health and Human Services plays a critical role in addressing childhood obesity in Hoffman Estates," said Mayor William D. McLeod. "Working collaboratively with the Hoffman Estates Park District, our staff strives to prevent disease and illness among all of our residents."

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