Summer is coming to a close, fall is just ahead, and while we look forward to a vaccine for Covid-19, there’s no better time than now to take advantage of flu vaccine. It’s the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones. Unlike Covid-19, most of us have general knowledge about flu season and the flu—a respiratory disease that can lead to serious illness, hospitalization or death.
Child Care Food Program Continues to Contribute to Child Wellness in Florida
Since 1998, Florida Health’s Child Care Food Program (CCFP), a federally-funded program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has provided nutritious meals and snacks to eligible children who are enrolled with participating child care providers. In 2019, CCFP reimbursed 160,785,050 meals served to approximately 317,000 Florida children each day. Throughout the years, CCFP has also guided child care providers on the best ways to serve healthy foods and promote healthy habits for life by encouraging providers to teach young children about food choices.
It’s time to focus on your heart, commit to a healthier lifestyle, and help fight the number one killer in Florida and the nation: heart disease. According to the CDC, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and smoking can lead to heart disease, and about half of all Americans either have one of these health issues or smoke.