The City of Evanston’s Health Department will debut the Let’s Move! dance video on Monday, September 19, 2011 at the City Council meeting being held in the Council Chambers at the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave. after 7p.m.
Let’s Move! is a campaign to combat the problem of childhood obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up leading healthier lives. Over the past 20 years, obesity rates have tripled for children in suburban Cook County. As an official Let’s Move! city, Evanston is doing its part to combat these obesity statistics.
The Let’s Move campaign, launched by First Lady Michelle Obama , works to combat the epidemic of childhood obesity through a comprehensive approach that builds on effective strategies, and mobilizes public and private sector resources. Let’s Move engages every sector impacting the health of children to achieve the national goal, and provides schools, families and communities simple tools to help kids be more active, eat better, and get healthy.
The Let’s Move! video, featuring about 100 Evanston youth, was shot this July and was modeled after the “Move Your Body” music video, featuring Beyonce, to support the Let’s Move initiative. Following the premiere on Monday evening, the video will be available for distribution via the City of Evanston’s website and partner websites.
Evanston City Council meetings are broadcast live on Comcast cable channel 16 or streamed live online at www.ectv.com.