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Activities

Healthiest Weight Florida works together with many agencies and organizations on different activities for each of its five strategies.

Explore the activities below to learn what Healthiest Weight Florida is doing and find out how you may be able to get involved.


World Food Championship

Presented by Florida Department of Health and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the “Healthy, Fast, ‘Fresh From Florida’ Challenge” asked Floridians to quickly create healthy meals using Fresh From Florida fruits and vegetables. Learn more about the competitors and their winning dishes.


Fall into Healthy Habits

Fall is a great time of year to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family. Being outside encourages active lifestyles by decreasing time spent in front of a television or computer screen. Spending time outside also has mental health benefits such as stress reduction and mood elevation. Here are some ideas to help you have more fun this season.


Medical Quality Assurance's Healthiest Weight Liaison Meeting

Read more about the Second Annual Meeting of the Boards and Council's Healthiest Weight Liaisons, and the resulting action plans to reach all Floridians here.


Health in All Places Tour 2015

The Health in All Places Tour is a chance for state, local and community leaders to come together to highlight what each coastal county has to offer when it comes to health. 


Ticket to Health

This resource highlights 17 Florida theme parks and zoos that make the healthier choice the easiest choice for Floridians.


Small Steps to Living Healthy

Finding success in healthy weight isn’t always easy, but it helps to take small steps. Small Steps to Living Healthy is an email-based program that allows Floridians to sign up for weekly tips and tricks delivered directly to their inbox.


Teacher Tutorial: Activities that Make Teaching Healthy Habits Fun!

This tutorial, provided in partnership with the Florida Department of Education, guides teachers through a series of three classroom activities to help them incorporate health into their lesson plans.


Baby Steps to Baby Friendly Initiative

The Florida Department of Health is committed to creating supportive environments for breastfeeding. Healthiest Weight Florida is partnering with 27 hospitals in 15 counties to enhance hospital maternity care practices that support and promote breastfeeding.


Healthy Emergency Food

This project provides resources and information to help you and your loved ones prepare emergency food supply kits this hurricane season.


Every Kid Healthy™ Week

Healthy kids are better learners! Every Kid Healthy™ Week is an annual observance created to celebrate school health and wellness achievements. Observed during the last week of April each year, this special week shines a spotlight on the link between nutrition, physical activity and learning–because healthy kids learn better!


Healthy Promise Florida

An interactive campaign promoting commitments to healthy choices throughout the New Year.


Maintain, Don’t Gain

The Florida Department of Health is teaming up with North Carolina State University to offer the Maintain, Don’t Gain! Holiday Challenge. Rather than focusing on trying to lose weight, this FREE seven-week challenge provides participants with tips, tricks, and ideas to help maintain your weight throughout the holiday season.


Healthy Campfire Cooking Program

Taught by Florida Park Rangers, the Healthy Campfire Cooking program is designed to create opportunities for park visitors to try healthier camping foods while learning new recreational skills.


Florida Senior Games

A program to promote physical activity among Florida’s senior citizens through multi-sport events.


International Walk to School Day

An opportunity for children, parents, teachers and the entire community to engage in physical activity.


Healthiest Weight Florida: A Life Course Approach

Healthiest Weight Florida is pleased to announce the availability of a free, 2-credit Continuing Medical Education (CME) course, Healthiest Weight: A Life Course Approach.


Healthy Weight Community Champion Recognition Program

A program that recognizes municipalities and counties that have implemented “best practice” policies to create healthier communities.


Breastfeeding Awareness Month

A campaign to promote breastfeeding as a vital health activity.


Florida Health Cleans Up!

A project to increase physical activity and contribute to healthier, litter-free environments.


Nature Play “Prescription” Pilot Program

A partnership encouraging physical activity in Florida’s beautiful state parks.


State Surgeon General Worksite Wellness 2013 Recognition

A recognition showing gratitude to organizations for the steps they took to make Florida a healthier place to work.


Iron Man and the Habit Heroes—Literacy Week 2014

Our partners join forces with Iron Man and the Habit Heroes to bring the health message while promoting literacy for Literacy Week 2014.


Weight of the Nation Viewings

An opportunity for staff development and education on the consequences and causes of unhealthy weight.


Living Healthy in Florida

A multi-agency campaign to promote healthy lifestyles in our state.

Healthiest Weight Florida is a public-private collaboration bringing together state agencies, not for profit organizations, businesses, and entire communities to help Florida's children and adults make choices about healthy eating and active living.