• Jacksonville One of Six U.S. Cities to Fight Childhood Obesity

    The I’M A STAR Foundation, City of Jacksonville and Healthy Jacksonville Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition (HJCOPC.org) are pleased to announce a $150,000 grant to help fight childhood obesity in Duval County. Click to read more about the grant.


  • After the School Bell: Access to Fresh and Healthy Food

    As students are making plans for the summer, thousands of First Coast families are making plans on where to secure their next meal. Across Florida, nearly 1.6 million children will participate in the Summer BreakSpot, the official summer feeding program operated by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Read more about the summer feeding program.

  • 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.

  • Get to Know: HJCOPC

    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. Click to read more about how the Coalition is fulfilling its mission.

  • 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.

  • Healthy Foods Build a Healthy Community

    In Florida, 24 percent of children are living in poverty and nearly 1 in 3 children are considered overweight or obese. Poverty exacerbates poor health, often because families select processed food over fresh in an effort to extend their budget.