Let’s Move and ADA FNCE presentation- PDF
Seeking opportunities to make an impact at the local level is important for long term grassroots advocacy success. Why is a local focus important? Local governments are the primary implementers of public health policies and programs. Let’s Move Cities and Towns is seeking to create long-term, sustainable policies at the local level to reduce childhood obesity rates. Local governments can provide the leadership to implement policies that have lasting effects. If RDs and DTRs get involved with the local governments Let’s Move plans, nutrition professionals will be able to impact the health of their community.
ADA is taking proactive steps to create a demand for the RDs and DTRs in state and local initiatives. One of the priorities in ADA’s Kids Eat Right Childhood Obesity Prevention strategic plan is to focus on services and advocacy leadership of RDs and DTRs in communities. Regardless of how Let’s Move is implemented or how long it is around, ADA wants RDs to make important, lasting connections in their communities. Local dietetic leaders are the key to success in the Let’s Move Cities and Towns initiative.
The following Maryland communities have implemented the Let's Move Campaign:
|Colmar Manor||Crisfield||District Heights|
|North Brentwood||Rockville||Seat Pleasant|
Read more about this important initiative:
Academy Let's Move Guide (pdf)
Academy Let's Move Plan (pdf)
Let's Move Language for Sub-Initiative Involvement (pdf)
Let's Move Language for Target Audiences (pdf)
Let's Move Networkds (pdf)
Let's Move at FNCE (pdf)
Let's Move RDs into Action (pdf)
Let's Move RDs in Alaska (pdf)
Review the Let’s Move Toolkit to learn more about suggested guidelines.
Review this guide for local success on the Let’s Move Website:
MDA's Goal: To meet with mayors and leaders in participating cities and towns to decrease the prevalence of obesity and hunger through various activities while promoting the recognition and visibility of RDs.
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