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 […]

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 […]