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Healthiest Weight

FL Dept. of Health in St. Lucie County

  •  772-462-3800
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    Fax

    772-871-5360
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    Mailing Address

    5150 NW Milner Drive 

    Port St. Lucie, FL 34983 

     

What is 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. 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.

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.