Active communities promote active children and adults
Organizing outdoor activities for the entire family is a great way to have fun and stay active.
Staying active together can promote both a healthy lifestyle and provide quality family time.
A formula for a healthy lifestyle.
Schools are changing their Nutrition Standards to combat obesity trends.
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|Together, we can impact childhood obesity.
We've searched Central Florida to bring you the most comprehensive information available on locations for exercise (such as parks, pools and gyms), events (health fairs and presentations), resources (recipes, weight loss programs, pediatricians) and more - all to help you find what you need to live or maintain a healthy lifestyle!
Please, take a look around and learn more about the many options available that are nearby or not-too-far-away to encourage you to get out, have fun and be active!
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News and Highlights from ROCK
Study Suggests Preschoolers Should Be More Active • Is Big Food Keeping its Promise to Kids? • How Students Health Affects School Funding and Vice Versa • Study Makes Surprising Link Between TV Time and Childhood Obesity • Most Parents Think Their Overweight Child is "Just Right" • A Healthful Legacy: Michele Obama Looks to the Future of "Let's Move!" • RWJF Launches Healthy Schools Environments Website • National Survey: Kids' Healthy Habits Decline During Summer • New Papers Focus on Getting Research Used • Announcing LMCTC All-Stars • Mayor's Challenge for Safer People, Safer Streets • EatPlayGrow Webinar • Fuel Up to Play 60 and the NFL bring NFL FLAG to Schools • Teachers Earn $250 for Each STEM Lesson Accepted • Healthy Central Florida - Healthy Innovation Grants • Fuel Up to Play 60 • Aquaculture Grant
Save the Date
November 15 - 17, 2015
9th Annual Southern Obesity Summit
The Southern Obesity Summit (SOS) is the largest regional obesity prevention event in the United States, drawing hundreds of participants from 16 Southern States consisting of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. Together, these states join forces to fight obesity.
Orange County Parents Fight for Recess
ROCK Receives Mention as Successful Partnership in Study
University of Kentucky College of Public Health In Conjunction with Commonwealth Center for Governance Studies, Inc.
Models of Collaboration Involving Hospitals, Public Health Departments, and Others Improving Community Health through Successful Partnerships A multi-disciplinary team based at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health has "recently completed a national study of successful partnerships between hospitals, public health departments, and other stakeholders, focused on assessing and improving the health of communities they jointly serve. The study, sought to identify highly-successful partnerships, examine those relationships, and ascertain key lessons learned from their collective experiences."
The Florida Blue Foundation is committed to finding ways to prevent childhood obesity in the state of Florida and is providing community grant funding to non-profit community organizations that can address the ongoing needs and gaps related to this problem in the Parramore/Holden Heights area. The Health Council of East Central Florida is the lead agency in Central Florida supporting this effort. This initiative provides funding to support Building a Healthy Parramore Call to Action strategies, activities and polices in the Parramore/Holden Heights community.
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This website was made possible with generous funding and support from the Florida Blue Foundation. Financial services generously provided by Bullock, Garner, & Leslie, CPA Firm.