Blaine City Council will consider making Blaine a Let's Move! city

Published on Fri, Sep 23, 2011 by Jeremy Schwartz

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Blaine could soon become a part of a national campaign to improve community health and fitness if the city council approves a resolution at Monday's meeting declaring Blaine a Let's Move! city.

Blaine Elementary physical education teacher Dan Persse made a presentation to the city council at its September 12 meeting explaining what it would mean for Blaine to become a Let's Move city. After city consideration, Blaine's community development staff have decided to work with Persse in support of the program, if the city council approves the resolution.

The council's approval of the resolution will put the city's Let's Move campaign in a better position to apply for grants and other funding, according to the draft resolution.

The Let’s Move! campaign, run by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is a national effort to end childhood obesity through city- and county-sponsored health programs. A Let’s Move! city is one that is committed to making at least one change in the four pillars of the program, which include giving parents and caregivers the tools they need to help their children make healthy childhood choices and improving nutrition in schools.

Click here for my previous story on Persse's Let's Move! efforts. Click here for a look at the city council's agenda, which includes a PDF of the draft resolution.The meeting will start at 6 p.m. on Monday, September 26, in the Blaine City Council chambers.


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