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Surgeon General Reads During Storybook Village

By Florida Department of Health, Office of Communications

January 26, 2016

Jan. 26, 2016

Surgeon General Reads During Storybook Village

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Tallahassee, Fla. - Today, Florida Health continued celebrating Children’s Week by participating in the Storybook Village, a series of interactive storytelling booths. As part of the activities, State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong read the “Give Me 5 A Day” book to a group of youngsters in the Florida State Capitol Courtyard.

“Reading allows our children to experience new adventures and to learn more about health,” said State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong. “I was delighted to participate in the Storybook Village and read ‘Give Me 5 A Day’ to all of the children who came out today, and I thank everyone at Children’s Week who inspire kids to explore new books and stories.”

In addition to the reading of different books, the Storybook Village entertained visitors with costumed characters, arts and crafts and a variety of booths representing some Storybook favorites. After the village, the Storybook Stage took place featuring guest readings and performances among other entertainment.

“Give Me 5 A Day” is a book created by the department’s Bureau of Child Nutrition Programs and the Bureau of WIC and Nutrition Services that illustrates the importance of including the recommended portion of daily fruits and vegetables in a healthy diet. An electronic version of “Give Me 5 A Day” can be viewed at here.

For a full list of Children’s Week events at the Capitol, click here or to find an event near you, click here.

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