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The City of Monterey's commitment to healthy eating and active living has taken a step further in the New Year. Monterey has joined with more than 180 cities throughout California in the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Cities Campaign. The HEAL Cities Campaign aims to reduce and prevent obesity by engaging municipal leaders to champion healthy eating and active living in their communities through adoption of policy and promotion of opportunities for residents and municipal employees. The campaign provides coaching and technical assistance to support this process.
"We live in an ideal setting for individuals to pursue healthy lifestyles, but it can still be hard to accomplish with so many daily responsibilities," said Community Development Director, Kimberly Cole. "The Heal Program will help us find new ways to support an active and healthy community."
For many years the City of Monterey has offered a variety of programs and services consistent with the HEAL program:
Read the Agenda Report for other ideas the City will pursue to support healthy eating and active living in our community. Watch for more information about the HEAL Program coming this year. You can also suggest ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about the HEAL Program at www.healcitiescampaign.org
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