Let’s Move

The City of Fairburn is teaming up with the First Lady Michelle Obama to help fight childhood obesity through Let’s Move. According to the Let’s Move campaign, over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled, and today, nearly one in three children in America are overweight or obese. The numbers are even higher in African American and Hispanic communities, where nearly 40% of the children are overweight or obese. If we don’t solve this problem, one third of all children born in 2000 or later will suffer from diabetes at some point in their lives. Many others will face chronic obesity-related health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, and asthma.

Everyone has a role to play in reducing childhood obesity, including parents, elected officials from all levels of government, schools, health care professionals, faith-based and community-based organizations, and private sector companies. Your involvement is key to ensuring a healthy future for our children. The City of Fairburn is dedicated to shaping the environment of the City to make it healthy.

City Awards

The City was recently awarded the following medals for our work to achieve all 5 goals of Let’s Move:

Bronze Medal in Goal II: MyPlate, Your Place
For prominently displaying MyPlate in at least 51% of municipally- or county-owned or operated venues that offer or sell food/beverages and for registering as a MyPlate Community Partner.

Bronze Medal in Goal IV:
Model Food Service
For identifying all food vendors and contractors for municipally- or county-owned or operated venues that offer or sell food/beverages, along with the dates when their contracts can be amended or renegotiated.
City Council receiving awards for Lets Move
Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals in Goal V: Active Kids at Play
For launching at least 3 recommended policies, programs or initiatives from the action plan to increase access to physical activity; plus meeting Bronze and Silver benchmarks.