“Let’s Move Buncombe!” was inspired by First Lady Michelle Obama’s national invitation to join her national “Let’s Move!” initiative. www.letsmove.com. Let’s Move! has an ambitious goal: to solve the epidemic of childhood obesity within a generation. Let’s Move! focuses on combating the epidemic of childhood obesity through a comprehensive approach which builds on effective strategies, and mobilizes public and private sector resources.
Participating elected officials to date include: NC State Representative Susan Fisher, NC State Representative Jane Whilden, Buncombe County Commissioner Holly Hones, Buncombe County Commissioner Carol Peterson, Asheville Mayor Terry Bellamy, Asheville City Councilwoman Esther Manheimer, Black Mountain Vice Mayor Joan Brown, Montreat Mayor Letta Jean Taylor, Montreat Commissioner Mary McPhail Standaert, and Weaverville Vice Mayor Dottie Sherrill.Read the full article