The award was presented by Coca-Cola on behalf of the City of Charlotte at press conference held at the Mecklenburg County Health Department for the Charlotte Parent Fit Family Challenge.
The Fit Family Challenge is an 8-week program that encourages families to get moving and create healthier lifestyles. The program is sponsored by Coca-Cola, Charlotte parent Magazine, Harris Teeter and the City of Charlotte.
"Mecklenburg County is pleased to accept this challenge money on behalf of the residents of Mecklenburg County who will benefit through the education of our school children by learning the importance of eating fresh foods by growing them in school-based gardens.” Said Kim Ratliff, vice-chair of the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners.
Learn more about the Mecklenburg County Health Department.