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2011-012-1405 - Supporting Let's Move Campaign City of Miami Gardens Agenda Cover Memo Council Meeting Date: January 26, 2011 Item Type: Resolution Ordinance Other X Fiscal Impact: (Enter X in box) Yes No Ordinance Reading: 1st Reading 2nd Reading X Public Hearing: Yes No Yes No Funding Source: N /A Advertising Requirement: Yes No X Contract/P.O. Required: Yes No RFP/RFQ/Bid #: X N/A Strategic Plan Related Yes No Strategic Plan Priority Area: Enhance Organizational Bus. & Economic Dev Public Safety Quality of Education Qual. of Life & City Image Communication Strategic Plan Obj./Strategy: X N/A Sponsor Name Mayor Shirley Gibson Department: Mayor/Council Short Title: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA SUPPORTING PREVENTIVE MEASURES TO FIGHT OBESITY AS SET FORTH BY MICHELLE OBAMA, THE FIRST LADY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN THE LET’S MOVE! CAMPAIGN; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Staff Summary: Over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled, and today, nearly one in three children are overweight or obese. One‐third of all chidren born in 2000 or later will suffer from diabetes at some point in their lives; many others will face chronic obesity‐related health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, and asthma. Last year, the First Lady called on mayors and elected officials across the country to join her Let’s Move! Campaign. Let’s Move Cities and Towns engages leaders to solve the problem of childhood obesity within a generation; emphasizes the unique ability of communities to solve the challenge locally, with the critical leadership mayors and elected official can provide to bring communities together and spur action. ITEM K-1) CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTION Let's Move! Campaign 1515 NW 167 Street, Building 5 Suite 200 Miami Gardens, Florida 33169 This initiative recognizes that every city is different, and every town will require a distinct approach to the issue. Let’s Move is designed to encourage mayors and elected officials to adopt a long‐term, sustainable, and holistic approach to fight child obesity. Impact can be made by helping parents make healthy family choices, improving the health of schools thru promoting healthier foods in schools, increasing physical activity opportunities, and making healthy food affordable and accessible. Proposed Action: Mayor Shirley Gibson is requesting that City Council support First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign, in an attempt to reverse childhood obesity within a generation in the best interest of the health, welfare, and future of residents of the City and other communities. Attachment: None attached.