The National League of Cities recently recognized the city of Pierre for completing key health and wellness goals established by the Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties initiative. Let’s Move! is a nationwide effort to help ensure kids grow up healthy. Pierre received 3 medals for promoting My Plate, My Place, a campaign designed to help people make healthy food choices, as well as a medal for helping expand access to healthy food programs for children.
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Mayor Laurie Gill said that the city has had a long-standing goal of creating a healthy environment in Pierre, including an effort by the recreation department to provide citizens of all ages with a variety of opportunities to stay healthy. The recent awards are another indicator of the positive work in this area.