Michelle Obama visited Penacook Community Center to highlight an example of a collaborative community effort in New Hampshire to promote health and wellness, good nutrition and physical activity. In 2009, Concord created the Capital Area Wellness Coalition, a group of people and organizations in neighboring towns working together to increase physical activity and healthy eating. The coalition includes the Chamber of Commerce, representatives from the school district, Concord Hospital, and other local leaders. Mrs. Obama was joined by New Hampshire First Lady Dr. Susan Lynch who advocates for healthy eating habits and regular exercise for New Hampshire's children and families.

Below is information about how childhood obesity prevention work is connected at national (Let's Move), state (HEAL NH), city/town (Capital Area Wellness Coalition) and neighborhood (Penacook Community Center) levels.

National - Let's Move! is providing a vision, tools and resources to prevent childhood obesity. States, cities and neighborhoods are joining together to create a healthier future for children.

State - Healthy Eating Active Living-New Hampshire (HEAL NH) is the statewide campaign to create partnerships for healthy communities. It engages organizations (e.g., schools, food providers, businesses, etc. ) to work for change that makes the healthy choice the easy choice for children and adults. HEAL NH helps bring the Let's Move! vision into schools, health centers, youth agencies, etc. Dr. Susan Lynch is an active spokesperson for HEAL NH and Walk NH. The Foundation for Healthy Communities is the organization leading the HEAL-NH campaign.

City/Town - The Capital Area Wellness Coalition (CAWC) is a group of people and organizations in Concord and surrounding towns working together to increase physical activity and healthier eating. CAWC has joined with Let's Move! and CDC's Community Guide obesity prevention strategies to create a healthier environment for children and adults. Mayor Jim Bouley convened the CAWC in 2009.

Neighborhood - The Penacook Community Center is neighborhood non-profit organization in Concord serving children and families with child care, after school program, etc. They have participated in Let's Move! activities, CATCH Kids Club. They are joining the Let's Move Child Care Program.

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