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Healthiest Weight Florida

The number one public health threat to Florida's future is unhealthy weight.

Currently, only 36 percent of Floridians are at healthy weight. On our current trend, by 2030, almost 60 percent will be obese. Being at a healthy weight can reduce a person's risk of several serious health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, stroke and certain cancers. For those at an unhealthy weight, even a modest loss (5 to 10 pounds) can have a positive impact on health. Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight can also improve energy levels, sleep habits, self-esteem, psychological health and reduce health care costs.

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 consistent, informed choices about healthy eating and active living. The initiative works closely with partners to:
  1. Increase opportunities for physical activity
  2. Increase access to healthy foods
  3. Promote health in the workplace
  4. Strengthen schools as the heart of health
  5. Increase public awareness of unhealthy weight and its associated health consequences

The overall goal is to bend the weight curve by 5% by 2017.

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