City of Jacksonville

Let's Move! Jacksonville Five Goals
The National League of Cities encourages LMCTC cities to accomplish the following five actionable goals to help reverse the childhood obesity epidemic in our nation.

Goal I: Start Early, Start Smart

To provide children with a healthier start, local elected officials commit to helping early care and education program providers incorporate best practices for nutrition, physical activity and screen time into their programs

Goal II: MyPlate, Your Place

To empower parents and caregivers, local elected officials commit to prominently displaying MyPlate in all municipally- or county-owned or operated venues where food is served

Goal III: Smart Servings for Students

To provide healthy food in schools, local elected officials commit to increasing participation in the School Breakfast Program (SBP) and the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)

Goal IV: Model Food Service

To improve access to healthy, affordable foods, local elected officials commit to implementing healthy and sustainable food service guidelines that are aligned with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans in all municipally- or county owned or operated venues that serve food

Goal V: Active Kids at Play

To increase physical activity, local elected officials commit to mapping local playspaces, completing a needs assessment, developing an action plan, and launching a minimum of three proven policies, programs or initiatives aimed at increasing access to play

The National League of Cities has (NLC) recognized Mayor Alvin Brown and the City of Jacksonville for recent completion of key health and wellness goals for Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC).

On October 30, 2013, three medals were awarded to Jacksonville for action taken to improve access to healthy affordable good and increased opportunities for physical activity. Bronze medals have been awarded for Goals I, III, and V.

Each quarter, information regarding achievement toward goals will be collected from partnering organizations and submitted to the National League of Cities. With each step towards progress, medals will be awarded to the city and displayed on the website. Working together, Jacksonville can become a healthier city for future generations.