HJCOPC.org – the online resource for healthy and active kids in Duval County
Welcome to the Healthy Jacksonville Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition (HJCOPC) website. This site is designed to serve as a resource for information related to childhood obesity prevention in Duval County and to share the work of HJCOPC and its member organizations who are working to create an active and healthy community for all children throughout Northeast Florida.
Duval Food Day
Duval Food Day aims to reduce food insecurity in our community and bring us closer to a food system with “real food” that is produced with care for the environment, animals, and women and men who grow, harvest and serve it. Duval Food Day activities are a part of a larger national effort to inspire Americans to change their diets and our food policies. Annually, on October 24, thousands of events all around the country unite Americans to celebrate and enjoy real food and to push for improved food policies.
Creating Connections for Neighborhood Change
In Jacksonville neighborhoods, the Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities partnership is working directly with residents and youth to create healthy spaces to play and access fresh and healthy food. Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is helping dozens of communities across the country to reshape their environments to support healthy living and prevent childhood obesity.
Introducing the 2013 Stories From the Field Report
Introducing the 2013 Stories From the Field Report, a bi-annual report that illustrates the synergy fostered among community partners in efforts to combat childhood obesity in Duval County. In these pages, you’ll find the bright spots in the battle against childhood obesity; specific examples illustrate how we are
positively engaging families, educators, health professionals, community groups, policymakers and business leaders to make Duval County a healthy place for our children.
Kick Start the 3rd Annual Step Out In Nature Program – Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens
In partnership with the Florida Blue Foundation and the Healthy Jacksonville Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition, the Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens will once again offer its Step Out In Nature program. This is a fun fitness competition for Jacksonville area public schools which encourages students to compete for the most steps walked at the Arboretum between September 2014 and March 2015.