Photo from the City of Evanston

Earlier this year, the City of Evanston was recognized for receiving five gold medals as part of its involvement in the Let’s Move! Cities, Towns, and Counties program.

Examples of actions Evanston took are educating daycare homes and centers about the values of physical activity; displaying MyPlate educational posters in municipal venues; collaborating with schools to expand student meal access during the summer months; and working to map and update playspaces in Evanston.

At left, Seventh Ward Alderperson Jane Grover accepts the award from Cliff Johnson, executive director of National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education and Families.