Share the Road: Bike Safety Tips

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With spring a couple of weeks away, many children are trading their indoor games for the open road. Children usually learn to ride a two-wheel bike between the ages of 3 and 8, with an average of just over age 5. This developmental milestone is not only important to teach a child independence, learning how […]

Join the Food Policy Council at the Annual Food Summit on April 18

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On Saturday, April 18, 2015, members of the Duval County Food Policy Council will host its third annual Food Summit. This year, the Summit will stimulate conversation about the farm-to-table movement in the Duval County. The Food Summit will feature a keynote speaker and breakout sessions with the underlying theme of farm to table. The […]

Community Partners Share Best Practice Policies at February HJCOPC Meeting

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On Friday, February 13, 2015, community partners, city officials and students gathered to honor the success of Jacksonville being recognized as a Healthy Weight Community Champion. The monthly meeting, hosted by the Health Jacksonville Childhood Obesity Coalition, featured Mayor Alvin Brown accepting the award for Healthy Weight Community Champion. The award, presented by the Florida […]

Join Coalition at the 10th Anniversary of the Florida Blue Foundation’s Sapphire Awards and Symposium

Members of the Healthy Jacksonville Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition (HJCOPC.org) will join hundreds of health advocates from around the state at the 2015 Florida Blue Foundation’s Sapphire Awards and Symposium. The event will be held April 22-23, 2015 at the Bonaventure Resort and Spa in Weston, Florida and marks the 10th anniversary of the Sapphire […]

Get to Know HJCOPC

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Did you know that more that The Healthy Jacksonville Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition (HJCOPC.org) has held more than 40 community events and workshops since 2009 to educate our community and its children regarding healthy eating and active lifestyles? And that’s not all, more than 415 Health care professionals have received training to increase awareness of […]

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

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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. Currently, there are nearly two-dozen food desserts in Jacksonville that affect 70,000 residents who do not have access to the full range of foods […]

Mayor Alvin Brown Accepts The Healthy Weight Community Champion Award at HJCOPC Meeting, Friday, February 13, 2015

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On Friday, February 13, 2015, The Florida Department of Health in Duval County will present the Healthy Weight Community Champion Award to Mayor Alvin Brown and the City of Jacksonville for its robust park system and efficient transportation. The award recognizes Jacksonville for its successful park and transportation systems. Of the 396 parks in the […]

Get to Know: Duval County Food Policy Council

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Founded in November 2011, the Duval County Food Policy Council was formed out of the Food Policy subcommittee of the Healthy Jacksonville Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition (HJCOPC.org) to address food access to improve the overall health of residents in Jacksonville. Nearly 70 businesses, nonprofit and health care professionals attended the kickoff summit at the WJCT […]

Your Voice is Needed! Duval County Food System Survey

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Our community’s food system, including the cultivation, distribution, preparation and appreciation of delicious and healthy food, is critical to the overall health of our society. Our system cannot be considered healthy if our food is unhealthy or our food supply remains imbalanced. The Duval County Food Policy Council is surveying adults in Duval County to […]

Inaugural Youth-Led Childhood Obesity Summit – A Success!

-On Saturday, December 6, 2014, youth participants from the I’M A STAR Foundation and the Healthy Jacksonville Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition (HJCOPC.org) hosted a community summit aimed at reducing and preventing childhood obesity in Duval County. The Summit, attended by nearly 200 people, contributed to the Call to Action and Strategic Plan for 2015/2016, which […]