2018 U.S. Conference of Mayors and The Childhood Obesity Prevention Awards

Each January, mayors from cities and towns across America descend on the nation’s capital to attend the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ (USCM) Winter Meeting. The meeting, in part, allows for these important local leaders to share innovative solutions to challenges facing communities.

To that end, since 2012, the USCM and the American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America have joined together in a public-private partnership to financially support mayors to develop new, or support existing, programs to help children in their communities live healthy and balanced lives. You can learn more about Childhood Obesity Prevention Award recipients by visiting here.

1st Place – Large City: Boston, MA for “BosFoodLove"

Left to right: Tom Cochran, USCM CEO and Executive Director, New Orleans Mayor and USCM President, Mitch Landrieu, Boston, MA Mayor Martin Walsh, American Beverage Association President and CEO, Susan Neely; USCM Vice President Stephen Benjamin.

1st Place – Medium City: Knoxville, TN for “Neighborhoods to Nature” 

 

Left to right: Tom Cochran, USCM CEO and Executive Director, New Orleans Mayor and USCM President, Mitch Landrieu, Knoxville, TN Mayor Madeline Rogero, American Beverage Association President and CEO, Susan Neely; USCM Vice President Stephen Benjamin.

1st Place – Small City: Perris, CA for “Green City Farm/Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge”

Left to right: Tom Cochran, USCM CEO and Executive Director, New Orleans Mayor and USCM President, Mitch Landrieu, Knoxville, CA Mayor Michael Vargas, American Beverage Association President and CEO, Susan Neely; USCM Vice President Stephen Benjamin.

Our Mission

The American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America seeks to make a significant contribution to the health of local communities by providing grants to support charitable programs at community organizations that work to advance both the physical health of their local citizens and the environmental health of their communities.