Welcome to the Healthy Jacksonville Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition (HJCOPC) Media Room. Here you will find the latest news, facts and resources from the Coalition. The Coalition is pleased to offer subject-matter experts that can discuss the Coalition’s programs and services and our healthy eating, active living and advocacy initiatives. Contact a member of the media relations team to request an interview with our subject-matter experts.

Press Releases

About Healthy Jacksonville Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition

The Healthy Jacksonville Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition (HJCOPC) is a public-private partnership, comprised of citizens, business leaders and community organizations devoted to reducing and preventing childhood obesity by establishing healthy environments for children and their families in Duval County. We work to create, support and implement efforts that address childhood obesity through advocacy, education, policy development, and environmental and cultural changes.

Fact Sheets


Nutrition Resources

Active Living Resources

Advocacy Resources

E-News Archive

September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month (08/15/2013)
Submit Your Nominations For the Coalition’s Heart of the Community Award (08/01/2013)
Jacksonville Helps Kids Succeed with the I’m a Star Foundation (07/18/2013)
Happy Independence Day from Healthy Jacksonville (07/04/2013)
Do You Know Duval County’s Healthy Heroes (06/20/2013)
Submit Your Stories From the Field (06/06/2013)
Happening Today: Youth Advisory Council to Host Joint Meeting with Food Policy Council (5/23/2013)
Happening Today: Duval County Food Policy Council Meeting (05/09/2013)
Calling all Healthy Visioneers (04/25/2013)
Healthy Habits are Growing at Biltmore Elementary School (04/11/2013)
Looking for Ideas For Your Spring Garden (03/28/2013)
News You Can Use From the March Coalition Meeting (03/14/2013)
Jacksonville City Council to Consider Eliminating Mobility Fee (2/28/2013)
News You Can Use From The February Coalition Meeting (2/14/2013)
Calling All Healthy Visioneers (1/31/2013)
News You Can Use from The Coalition (1/17/2013)
Do You “Like” The Coalition? (1/3/2013)
Happy Holidays from Healthy Jacksonville (12/20/2012)
Through the Eyes of Jacksonville’s Youth: Best Practices in Early Childhood Health Education (12/5/2012)
Happy Thanksgiving from Healthy Jacksonville! (11/23/2012)
New Relationships in Full Bloom at Community Garden Conference (11/8/2012)
Happening Today: Duval County Food Policy Council to Host Monthly Meeting (10/25/12)
Explore the Evolution of Healthcare Technology (10/11/2012)
HJCOPC Celebrates Duval County Health Heroes(09/27/2012)
September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month (09/13/2012)
Last Chance to Submit Your Nomination for the Celebrating Healthy Kids and Active Communities Awards Breakfast (8/30/2012)
HJCOPC Celebrates Healthy Kids and Active Communities (08/16/2012)
Happening Tomorrow San Marco By Design (08/2/2012)
HJCOPC to Launch YAC (07/19/2012)
Save the Date/HJCOPC Meetings Resume (07/5/2012)
Save the Date/Duval County Food Policy Council Meetings Resume (06/21/2012)
Register today to become King and Queen of the Inaugural Hale and Hearty 7K (05/24/2012)
Happening Tomorrow First Coast Slow Down (05/10/2012)

Media Inquiries and Contact

Charles Griggs

P: (904) 253-1004
E: charles.griggs@flhealth.gov
Florida Department of Health in Duval County