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Healthiest Weight

Healthiest Weight at FDOH Alachua

What is Healthiest Weight Florida? 

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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. Additionally, six out of ten children born today will be obese by the time they graduate high school.

Over the next 20 years in Florida, obesity is expected to contribute to millions of cases of preventable chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer, costing an estimated $34 billion. To address this important public health issue, the Department of Health launched the Healthiest Weight Florida initiative in January 2013.

Florida Health Cleans Up 

Florida Health Healthiest Weight Cleans Up
The Florida Department of Health launches "Florida Health Cleans Up!" FDOH Alachua recently announced the launch of the Florida Health Cleans UP! project in support of the Florida Department of Transportation's roadside litter prevention media campaign released in 2014.  Locally, employees at the Florida Department of Health in Alachua County participate in the City of Gainesville's Adopt-a-Street program to pick up trash along SE 22nd Street and SE 2nd Avenue.
Florida Health Cleans UP! is a venture of Healthiest Weight Florida, 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 Department's goal is to encourage physical activity and walking while emphasizing how small choices affect your health and environment.
More information about Healthiest Weight Florida and Florida Health Cleans UP! is available at