Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Healthy Eating

Food is an integral part of our daily lives. What you eat can have a major effect on your body and long-term health. We have compiled a number of resources to help you locate nutritious foods and learn more about making choices.

Fresh Food Recipes

Making healthy choices doesn't have to be hard with our hundreds of recipes that use "Fresh From Florida" products.

Cooking Demonstration Videos

From using herbs to making quick snacks for the kids, Chef Justin demonstrates simple recipes and techniques for any home cook.

Farmers Markets 

Locally grown food is often cheaper, fresher and, therefore, healthier. Find a  community farmers market near you with our handy map.

Seasonal Availability Calendar

Knowing when Florida produce is in season can help save you money. Look for these products in your local grocery store during their seasonal peak.

Making Healthy Choices with MyPlate

To illustrate the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet, MyPlate from USDA uses a familiar image — a place setting for a meal.

Nutrition for Children

Babies, children and teenagers have special nutrition needs. Find free resources and health information on our Nutrition for Children page.

Nutrition for Adults

Learn about serving recommendations and where to find nutritious food on a budget on our Nutrition for Adults page.

Nutrition for Seniors

Did you know? There are many programs and free resources for Florida adults over 60.

Expanding Food Access with Florida's Roadmap to Living Healthy

Improving access to nutritious food can reduce diet-related illnesses, reduce the strain on our healthcare system, improve academic performance, and improve workplace productivity. Use our Roadmap to Living Healthy to find food deserts in Florida, locate resources to improve food access and see statistics on diet-related diseases for the state.

"Fresh From Florida" On The Menu

Find award-winning restaurants that are serving dishes using delicious, fresh ingredients from Florida.

All About Florida Products

From avocado to watermelon, Florida has an abundance of fresh products available all year.

Healthiest Weight Florida

Administered by the Florida Department of Health, Healthiest Weight Florida aims to help Florida's children and adults make choices about healthy eating and active living.