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Let’s create a healthier City of Kuna by Mayor Nelson

11:07 am September 12th, 2013

Let’s create a healthier
City of Kuna

 

The numbers surrounding childhood obesity are staggering—one in three Idaho children is overweight or obese putting our kids at risk for serious health problems.

 

I have a vision for our city—one where families and schools are inspired to create the best environments for their children.

 

The High Five Collaborative is a new resource that outlines ways to fight childhood obesity. As part of this grant, three winners will receive between $50,000 to $300,000 to create healthy environments for children and make sustainable changes in our community.

 

The High Five Children’s Health Collaborative named Kuna a finalist in the grant competition.  Now, we need your vote to help us win. To vote, visit the High Five Collaborative Facebook page. Community members who sign up for “The Daily Do” – a daily reminder of events, activities and recipes to keep families healthy – will give us an extra vote.

 

Voting is open through the end of September and winners will be announced the first week of October.  Learn more at HighFiveIdaho.org.

 

Let’s make a difference in our city and provide a brighter future for our children.   There is excitement building as the community learns of the “Year of the Kuna Kid”.  Since 2014 will be our 150th anniversary, it seems appropriate to honor our past by investing in our future.  Nothing is more important to us than our Youth, and the “High 5 Children’s Health Collaborative Grant” is a wonderful start to a healthier, happier and modernized Kuna.

 

Greg Nelson

Mayor

City of Kuna

 

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