Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Direct Support Organization

To help provide continuity in advancing statewide the Living Healthy in Florida initiative, a nonprofit organization named Living Healthy in Florida Inc. has been created. The Living Healthy in Florida Inc. Board of Directors represents an array of health-related industries with subject-matter expertise from both the public and private sectors.

Board of Directors


Dr. Nagi B. Kumar, PhD, RD, FADA

Director, Cancer Chemoprevention, Moffitt Cancer Center
Senior Member, Population Sciences Division
Professor, Oncologic Sciences, University of South Florida
Tampa, FL

Vice President

Adam Faurot

CEO, Titus Human Performance Solutions
Tallahassee, FL 


Eileen Stuart

Director, Public Policy and Government Affairs, Mosaic
Tallahassee, FL

Dr. Penny Ralston, PhD

Professor, Dean Emeritus; Director, Center on Better Health and Life for Underserved Populations, College of Family and Child Sciences
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL

Mission Statement

Living Healthy in Florida is a commitment to empower Floridians to make healthy choices for an improved quality of life. 

Guiding Principles

  1. Ensure all Floridians have access to nutritious food and recreational opportunities.
  2. Share knowledge about the components of a healthy lifestyle.
  3. Forge strategic partnerships with those willing to invest in the well-being of Floridians to create a resource network that advances a healthier lifestyle. 



  • Improve and expand access to nutritious foods – Fresh From Florida.
  • Expand access to and promote recreational activities through the state’s extensive park system.


  • Use technology to identify needs that can drive evidence-based solutions that encourage healthy behaviors.
  • Offer multimedia educational materials to reinforce healthy behaviors.


  • Create a clearinghouse of resources and best practices where all stakeholders work together to build a healthier Florida.
  • Create a forum for exchanging best practices to improve access to nutritious foods.
  • Develop a network for stakeholders to work together to effect change for a healthier Florida.