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Florida Health Encourages Healthy Reading For Kids

By Florida Department of Health, Office of Communications

January 28, 2016

Jan. 23, 2016

Florida Health Encourages Healthy Reading For Kids

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Tallahassee, Fla. - Florida Health celebrated 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.

Watch children interact with state and local leaders at Storybook Village.

“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.”

“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 while also promoting physical activity, reading and counting.  The book is geared for preschoolers to 1st graders.

An electronic version of “Give Me 5 A Day” can be viewed at here.

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