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This summer, we're celebrating Florida's family-friendly attractions that help their guests eat smarter and move more! Many thrilling theme parks and zoos across the state offer ways for guests to stay healthy and fit—even on vacation!

The following parks offer healthy options:

Brevard Zoo is an experience full of exotic animals and fun activities! Go for a run or bike on the mile-long boardwalk. Like being on the water? Go kayaking or paddle boating! You can also get an exhilarating rush completing the aerial obstacle course/zip line attraction Treetop Trek!

Have a future paleontologist on your hands? They will love exploring the 20 acres of accessible, paved walkways at Dinosaur World. Once your children have explored all the dinosaurs, there are two playgrounds for them to run, jump and play! Be sure to pack a healthy picnic to enjoy Dinosaur World, as they do not offer food services.

Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge Zoological Park offers Daily Keeper talks, hands-on education programs and acres of shady paths to explore for a day of adventure!

Visit Gatorland, the Alligator Capital of the World, where you can see thousands of gators and crocodiles up close, or even zip line over them on the JAWSOME Screaming Zip Line! Snap up a healthy meal with their wide array of salads, fruit snacks and gluten free options.

Want to learn all about marine life? Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park is a great place to do just that! Get some exercise through the Stingray Bay Snorkel experience as you snorkel and learn about stingrays and sharks! After you have worked up an appetite snorkeling, eat a healthy turkey wrap offered on-site!

LEGOLAND makes healthy choices, easy choices! Children can enjoy any children's menu item with a side of fruit/fruit product with either milk or water (sodas are not offered). At the Market Restaurant, they offer red potato wedges, rice or noodles as sides in place of fries. The market also has the healthier options of salads and soups.

Visit Lion County Safari to have a roaring good time! Lion County Safari is made up of two parks, a drive-through safari, plus a walk-through Safari World Amusement Park that offers over 30 acres of walking adventure! After your walk, grab your bathing suit and cool off in the Safari Splash Sprayground! Bring a nutritious picnic lunch to enjoy while you take a break from all the fun.

Have a child who loves the water and the animals who live there? Send them to SEA and TEEN camps at Marineland Dolphin Adventure! These camps provide children with active, outdoor fun! The exciting Eco Excursion offers a kayaking trip paired with an interactive dolphin program.

At Medieval Times and Dinner & Tournament Kissimmee Castle, watch knights compete on horseback while enjoying a thrilling, action-packed festival and feast that's fit for a healthy King—complete with roasted chicken and vegetarian, kosher and gluten free options for everyone in his court!

Have a budding musician on your hands? Consider a trip to Miracle Strip Amusement Park, where your child can play in the sound garden! While you are visiting, challenge a friend to a game of hop scotch and try out stenograph fun!

Cruise down memory lane at Old Town in Kissimmee, where the streets are lined with classic cars, and the shopping and dining options are guaranteed to get your motor running! Fuel up on a wide variety of healthy fare, including salads, wraps, grilled items and delicious vegetarian options!

Come to Palm Beach Zoo to see a variety of exciting animals! Don't worry if you get hungry; they offer a variety of salad options to give you a healthy boost of energy! Are you a runner? If so, consider Palm Beach Zoo's Save the Jaguar Race on September 19th!

Raining outside and need a place to take your kids to burn off some energy? Try SAM's Fun City! SAM's Fun City offers a three-story, indoor Kid's Play Zone. Talk about a fun way to get some physical activity!

Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo spans across eight acres and offers wooded walking trails to explore the zoo. Kids can learn to move like an animal on their Animal Adventures Playground; a perfect way to get outdoors and get some exercise!

Aquatica, SeaWorld's Waterpark is the perfect place to go not only to see fish, but to learn how to swim like a fish! Swim programs are available at Aquatica, SeaWorld's Waterpark.

A 13-acre paradise located in the headquarters of the Everglades, Wild Florida Airboat Tours and Wildlife Park is the perfect place to boat, buggy and befriend hundreds of native and exotic animals. And you'll eat up all the healthy choices, including wraps, veggie burgers and salads.

Once you work up an appetite walking around Zoo Miami, take a break and enjoy a variety of healthy food options. These include fresh salads, wraps, fruit cups, whole fruit, veggie burgers and chicken breast sandwiches. Healthy kids options are also available.

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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.