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.
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.
Download the 2013 Parent Resource Guide
The 2013 Parent Resource Guide is a reference book that highlights free and low cost healthy activities in our community. Download the resource guide.
Be Good To Your Heart
Take time to be good to your heart and minimize your risk for secondary health problems related to obesity. Obese individuals have additional risks for developing cardiovascular disease, such as high cholesterol, diabetes or high blood pressure compared to individuals with weight in a healthy range. Heart disease is a preventable and controllable issue that is a leading cause of death for both men and women.
Join the Duval County Food Council's Leadership Team
Application are now open to become a member of the Duval County Food Policy Council leadership team. The mission of the DCFPC is to promote a food system that: supports improved nutrition and public health; increases access to safe and wholesome food; and to strengthen and expand the regional farm and food economy.