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Richton Park honored for childhood obesity prevention

Updated: February 28, 2013 6:24AM



The National League of Cities recognized Richton Park Mayor Rick Reinbold for recent completion of health and wellness goals for “Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties,” a component of first lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” initiative dedicated at solving the childhood obesity epidemic within a generation.

“We applaud local elected officials in Richton Park for stepping up to the challenge of ‘Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties’ and making measurable progress in their efforts to improve children’s health,” NLC president Ted Ellis said.

The NLC awarded five medals to Richton Park for action taken to improve access to healthy affordable food and increase opportunities for physical activity.

“It’s an honor to receive these medals,” Reinbold said. “I commend the Richton Park Parks and Recreation Department, village staff and our wonderful residents on their efforts to making Richton Park a more fit and healthy community.”

All LMCTC sites have the opportunity to earn up to five gold medals, one for each actionable goal they commit to as part of the initiative.

Information: www.healthycommunitieshealthyfuture.org.

Staff reports



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