5-2-1-0 The Healthiest Way to Go! aims to reduce childhood obesity in Duval County

Dr. Kelli Wells, Betty Burney and Susan Towler sign personal pledges to follow the 5-2-1-0 lifestyle habits

Today, nearly 30 percent of children or teenagers in Duval County are overweight or obese and at greater risk for heart disease, diabetes and other serious health conditions. With an upward trend in childhood obesity, today’s children face the likelihood that they will have shorter lives than their parents. To help Jacksonville children and families […]

JaxParks fall programs get kids MOVING!

Fall is upon us, and it’s the perfect time to get outdoors, get moving and get healthy! The City of Jacksonville’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services offers a wide variety of free and low-cost programs and activities that support healthy living for families. Children can participate in “summer camp” style after school programs, take nature […]

The Healthy Jacksonville Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition Honored 15 Duval County Health Heroes

2015 "Heart of the Community" Award Honoree: YMCA of Florida's First Coast

On Friday, September 11, nearly 200 attendees gathered to celebrate healthy kids and active communities in Duval County. The fourth annual awards breakfast, hosted by the Healthy Jacksonville Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition (HJCOPC), commemorated National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month providing a forum to honor 15 local organizations and individuals for their commitment to helping children […]

2015 HJCOPC “Heart of the Community” Award Honorees: Community Leadership

Editor’s note: On Friday, September 11, nearly 200 attendees gathered to celebrate healthy kids and active communities in Duval County. The fourth annual awards breakfast, hosted by the Healthy Jacksonville Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition (HJCOPC), commemorated National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and provided a forum to honor 15 local organizations and individuals for their commitment […]

2015 HJCOPC “Heart of the Community” Award Honorees: Organizational Leadership

Editor’s note: On Friday, September 11, nearly 200 attendees gathered to celebrate healthy kids and active communities in Duval County. The fourth annual awards breakfast, hosted by the Healthy Jacksonville Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition (HJCOPC), commemorated National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and provided a forum to honor 15 local organizations and individuals for their commitment to […]

2015 HJCOPC “Heart of the Community” Award Honorees: Youth Leadership and Youth-Led Initiatives

Editor’s note: On Friday, September 11, nearly 200 attendees gathered to celebrate healthy kids and active communities in Duval County. The fourth annual awards breakfast, hosted by the Healthy Jacksonville Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition (HJCOPC), commemorated National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and provided a forum to honor 15 local organizations and individuals for their commitment to […]

The Next Big Idea: Turning Expiring Food into Affordable Options for People With Limited Access to Fresh Food

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With more than 133 billion pounds of food going to waste each year and 23.5 million Americans living in food deserts, food entrepreneurs across the nation are working to address both issues. People living in food deserts lack access to the full range of foods that make up a healthy diet. In Boston, the Daily Table, one of many […]

After the School Bell: Access to Fresh and Healthy Food

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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. The process to identify summer […]

Healthy Foods Builds Healthy Communities

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Editor Note: On April 18, the Duval County Food Policy Council hosted its 3rd Annual Duval County Food Policy Council Summit, which focused on the farm-to-table movement North Florida. Over the next few weeks, the Healthy Jacksonville Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition (HJCOPC.org) will recap the summit by highlighting how the farm-to-table movement impacts childhood obesity […]

53 Health and Science Projects Featured At One Spark

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In less than three weeks, dozens of the projects featured in One Spark, the World’s Largest Crowdfunding Festival, will focus on health and science. The Coalition encourages its members to support projects, which encourage youth and families to develop healthy habits. Momentum: Obesity Treatment and Prevention For Tweens: Momentum is a free after-school program facilitated by […]