NLC assists six cities with local wellness planning
Six cities will receive technical assistance from the Washington-based National League of Cities (NLC) in planning community wellness programs. NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education and Families (YEF Institute) has selected Charleston, S.C.; Jackson, Tenn.; La Mesa, Calif.; Oakland, Calif.; San Antonio; and Savannah, Ga., to participate in the program that aims to control childhood obesity and other health problems.
For one year, the YEF Institute will provide peer-learning opportunities to city and school officials in the cities, as well as consultations with national experts on childhood obesity and healthy diet. The cities will form leadership teams that include senior city staff members and members of the local school districts.
The Arlington, Va.-based American Association of School Administrators and the Princeton, N.J.-based Robert Wood Johnson Foundation are assisting in the program. More information is available on the NLC Web site, www.nlc.org.