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Richmond Wins U.S. Conference of Mayors National Award and Grant

"Mayor Stoney accepts award that grants Greater Richmond Fit4Kids $120,000 for “Eat Smart, Move More RVA”

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On Thursday, January 24, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) announced Richmond as the 20191st place medium-sized city winner in the Childhood Obesity Prevention program, sponsored by the American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America. Mayor Levar Stoney, in partnership with the non-profit Greater Richmond Fit4Kids, received the award at the USCM annual conference.

“A healthy body fuels a healthy mind, which is why I want all kids in Richmond to eat smart and move more,” said Mayor Levar M. Stoney. “Heart disease runs in my family, so this is personal to me. The unique programming Fit4Kids delivers to students sets the standard for wellness and we’re proud to partner with them.”

“We believe that active, well-nourished children learn more at school and have greater self-esteem,” said Mary Dunne, CEO of Fit4Kids. “Eat Smart Move more is about buil…