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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- The Mayor's Healthy Hometown movement is invading 13 local organizations. A total of $35,000 was handed out Monday to groups who want to make Louisville a healthier city.
The grant money will be used for programs including nutritional counseling, exercise classes, and learning how to grow fruits and veggies, among others.
The goal is for Louisville to become the healthiest city in America.
Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt, Director of the Dept. of Public Health and Wellness, said, "We have to change our statistics where we no longer have one in four adults who smoke and no longer have majority who are obese in our community, who don't get enough fruits and veggies and don't get enough physical activity on a weekly basis."