In a speech given by First Lady, Michelle Obama, one Southcoast community was noted for efforts in healthy living.

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New Bedford was one of 58 communities nationwide to receive a distinction from Michelle Obama at her Let's Move! Cities, Towns and Counties Celebratory Event, held on September 16.

Southcoast Today reports that the city achieved five health and wellness goals set by Mrs. Obama through her initiative.

Through various initiatives and projects within the public school system, healthy living has become a priority for New Bedford.

"It was amazing to hear the First Lady say 'New Bedford'" says Kim Ferreira of Mass in Motion.