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Healthiest Weight Helps Residents Fall Into Health

By Florida Department of Health, Office of Communications

September 17, 2015

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Sept. 17, 2015

HEALTHIEST WEIGHT HELPS RESIDENTS FALL INTO HEALTH

 

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Tallahassee, Fla.—This September, Healthiest Weight Florida is bringing back Fall into Healthy Habits, a campaign aimed at making healthy choices the easy choices during the fall season.

“Fall brings new opportunities for outdoor activity and “Fresh from Florida” seasonal produce,” said State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong. “The Fall into Healthy Habits campaign is a great resource for children, adults and families to enjoy this beautiful season in a healthier way.”

The Fall into Healthy Habits website offers printable materials to encourage outdoor activities like gardening, geocaching and camping. In addition, the materials put a healthy spin on seasonal favorites like trick-or-treating and tailgating.

Creating lasting healthy habits, especially eating habits, can begin with small changes for the fall. To make these healthy actions long-term habits, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends an approach in which you Reflect, Replace and Reinforce:

  • Reflect on all of your eating habits, both bad and good, and your common triggers for unhealthy eating;
  • Replace your unhealthy eating habits with healthier ones; and
  • Reinforce your new, healthier eating habits.

For more healthy tips this fall and beyond, sign up to receive weekly emails from the Healthiest Weight team.

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About Healthiest Weight Florida

Healthiest Weight Florida is a public-private collaboration bringing together state agencies, not-for-profit organizations, businesses and entire communities to help Florida's children and adults make consistent, informed choices about healthy eating and active living. To learn more about how to be active and make nutritious food choices, visit www.healthiestweightflorida.com.