Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Mayor Bellamy Proclaims May 24, 2011 as HEALTHY KIDS CHALLENGE DAY in the City of Asheville, North Carolina

Mayor Terry Bellamy and Grove Park Inn CEO Craig Madison
This morning during an assembly at the Ira B Jones Elementary School, Mayor Bellamy read the following proclamation declaring today, May 24, 2011, HEALTHY KIDS CHALLENGE DAY in the City of Asheville, North Carolina.

Mayor Bellamy made the proclamation in honor of the Let's Move! toward healthier food in school 'Recipes for Healthy Kids' challenge.  Ira B. Jones Elementary and The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa teamed up to create three recipes for the challenge.  One of those recipes was selected out of hundreds of entries to be in the semi-finals in the Legumes category.  Three national judges for the challenge arrived in town to judge the recipe for themselves.  Public voting for the recipes continues until midnight on May 31, 2011.  To show your support and vote for Ira B. Jones / Grove Park Inn recipe, click here to vote.

Mayor Bellamy's HEALTHY KIDS CHALLENGE DAY proclamation:

A PROCLAMATION by the Mayor of the City of Asheville, North Carolina declaring Tuesday, May 24, 2011, as Healthy Kids Challenge Day

WHEREAS, First Lady Michelle Obama has stated that "The physical and emotional health of an entire generation and the economic health and security of our nation is at stake."

WHEREAS, the mission of Asheville City Schools Child Nutrition Services is to contribute to the academic success of every student and encourage a lifetime of healthy eating by providing nutritious, affordable meals that are served by caring professionals.

WHEREAS, the goal of Ira B. Jones Elementary School is to create an environment where all children learn with the world, not just about it.

WHEREAS, Grove Park Inn is committed to maintaining a partnership with Ira B. Jones Elementary School that is focused on principles of healthy eating.

WHEREAS, ALL children in Asheville are encouraged to take advantage of our city’s many sources of fresh food and opportunities for exercise.

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that I, ­­­­­­­­­­­Mayor Terry Bellamy,
do hereby proclaim Tuesday, May 24th, 2011 as
HEALTHY KIDS CHALLENGE DAY in the City of Asheville, North Carolina where we encourage all students to focus on healthy choices through food and exercise.

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