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2017 Childhood Obesity Prevention Awards

The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM), in partnership with the American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America (ABFHA), has announced the winners of the 2017 Childhood Obesity Prevention Grants Program.  In 2017, the fifth year of the program, six cities will share a total of $445,000 in grant awards, to support both new and existing programs initiated by USCM member mayors that address the childhood obesity epidemic in America's cities. (In total, $2.25 million in grants have been made to 28 cities across the nation since the program's inception.)

Awards were made in three categories - small, medium and large city.
  • Small City (Population less than 75,000): 2nd Place $25,000; 1st Place $100,000 
  • Medium City (Population between 75,000 and 250,000): 2nd Place $25,000; 1st Place $120,000
  • Large City (Population greater than 250,000): 2nd Place $25,000; 1st Place $150,000

Winners were announced on January 18, 2017, during the 85th Winter Meeting of The United States Conference of Mayors in Washington, DC. 

    2017 1st Place Winner Videos (by category):
    First Place, Small City: Waterloo, IA Mayor Quentin Hart, "Healthy H2O Loo" Program

    First Place, Medium City: Columbia, SC Mayor Stephen Benjamin, "Gardening, Nutrition, Fitness" Initiative

    First Place, Large City: Las Vegas, NV Mayor Carolyn Goodman, "Healthy City, Healthy Life" Program

    For more information please contact:

    Crystal Swann
    U.S. Conference of Mayors
    1620 I St., NW, 4th Floor
    Washington, DC 20006
    (202) 293-7330 (w)
    (202) 293-2352 (f)