Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Living Healthy in Florida is a collaborative effort among multiple agencies and organizations to communicate consistent information to Florida’s children, families and seniors about healthy eating, good nutrition and active living.
Key to this collective effort is the Roadmap to Living Healthy, a mapping system that uses data to illustrate assets and gaps in health and nutrition services so that resources can be more effectively allocated and accessed.
Research indicates nutrition affects a person’s learning capabilities, economic opportunities and healthcare costs. The purpose of Living Healthy in Florida is to expand access to healthy, nutritious foods — especially fresh Florida fruits and vegetables — share knowledge and reinforce healthful behaviors to create a sustainable health ecosystem in Florida.
Partners in Living Healthy in Florida include the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services; the Florida departments of Education, Environmental Protection, Children and Families, Elder Affairs and Health; the Agency for Health Care Administration; United Health Care Community Plan and Florida Healthy Kids Corporation.