Boise’s kids need our help. Children who are overweight and obese are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, prediabetes, joint problems, sleep apnea, cancer and poor self-esteem.

Let’s Move Boise! invites you to become a partner in a community wide initiative to combat childhood obesity by increasing access to healthy food and physical activity.

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5medalsLET’S MOVE BOISE RANKED AMONG NATION’S BEST

Let’s Move Boise is among 23 cities to earn gold medals in five categories created for the 450 cities, towns and counties participating in the Let’s Move initiative founded by First Lady Michelle Obama. The program calls upon local elected officials to adopt sustainable and holistic policies that improve their community’s access to healthy, affordable food and opportunities for physical activity. See Our Goals for definitions.

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Do you want to start a garden program at your school? Already have a garden, but want to find the resources to help it grow?

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Let’s Move Boise, Boise Urban Garden School (BUGS) and our partners will offer a school garden workshop for parents and educators January 10, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Library! at Cole and Ustick, 7557 W. Ustick Rd.

The training will cover:
• Garden planning
• Outdoor classroom management
• School garden success stories
• Managing your garden through a Garden Advisory Committee

Interested in attending? Visit the BUGS website.

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13,500 KIDS COMPETE IN MAYOR’S SCHOOL WALKING CHALLENGE

More than 13,500 kids at 37 schools in eight Treasure Valley cities laced up their shoes and walked to improve their health in October for the Mayor’s School Walking Challenge launched by Mayor David H. Bieter. The students logged an impressive logged an impressive 102,445.18 miles!

Nineteen Treasure Valley elementary schools were honored for their accomplishments in total number of miles walked and highest percentage of participation. Nine schools reported 100% participation from their students. Winners received cash prizes for the purchase of fitness equipment for their school. For more information and to see final results visit the City’s page on the event.

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