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Show Your Love with a Healthy Valentine

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Get ready to celebrate a very special Valentine's Day! Florida Health is proud to announce the launch of the first of many social media contests through the department’s Facebook page. The first contest is a Healthy Valentine’s Day photo contest, in which participants are asked to send in their photos no later than Mon., Feb. 15 showing the planning or celebration of Valentine’s Day in a healthy way.   To get started with the contest, download a copy of the contest rules and view the full contest description on Florida Health’s Facebook page.  After submitting a photo, contributors can vote for their favorite entry by liking the photo in the Facebook album. The submission with the most likes will win a 4-pack of Florida State Parks day passes. The winner will be announced on Monday, Feb. 22.  So go ahead, have a healthy dinner, eat some dark chocolate and then go for a walk. And while you’re at it, take a photo and then share with Florida Health. Your healthy living photo today can inspire healthy living tomorrow!

There are simple steps that we can all take to protect ourselves from Zika and all mosquito-borne illnesses, such as draining standing water weekly, no matter how seemingly small and cover your skin with mosquito repellent and protective clothing when enjoying the Florida outdoors. Learn more about these protective measures and other steps you can take with the Mosquito Bite Protection in Florida information sheet.

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Show Your Love with a Healthy Valentine

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Tallahassee, Fla. - Get ready to celebrate a very special Valentine's Day! Florida Health is proud to announce the launch of the first of many social media contests through the department’s Facebook page. The first contest is a Healthy Valentine’s Day photo contest, in which participants are asked to send in their photos no later than Mon., Feb. 15 showing the planning or celebration of Valentine’s Day in a healthy way.

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