Fort Worth received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors for its FitWorth program, which addresses the growing problem of childhood obesity.
Mayor Betsy Price’s initiative supports an active campaign strategically designed and carefully implemented to create a culture of wellness through physical activity and mindful eating. To engage and encourage residents, Price launched an annual FitWorth Mayor’s Challenge, a four-week healthy tracking challenge for youth with nearly 33,000 children participating at 113 Fort Worth elementary, middle and high schools annually.
Fort Worth was one of five cities with populations of 100,000 or more to receive the Outstanding Achievement Award.
This is the 39th year in which cities have competed for the award, which is sponsored by the Conference of Mayors and Waste Management Inc., the nation’s largest environmental solutions provider.