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TIPS: For Healthy Choices this Memorial Day Weekend

By Florida Department of Health, Office of Communications

May 24, 2013

May 24, 2013

Contact: Communications Office
(850) 245-4111


TALLAHASSEE—The Florida Department of Health (DOH) encourages Floridians to make healthy choices while enjoying this Memorial Day weekend. Having a healthy weight is the result of making consistent, healthy choices each day about food and activity.

"The key to enjoying Memorial Day is moderation," said state Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong. "Include Florida fresh foods and exercise in your holiday plans—these choices will lead to better health for you and your family all summer. Together, we can make Florida the healthiest state in the nation."

DOH offers the following tips for ensuring a healthy Memorial Day:

  • Drink plenty of water, especially when enjoying caffeinated beverages or alcohol.
  • Skip the bun and use lettuce to wrap your burger or hot dog.
  • Use high SPF sunscreen before catching rays or playing outside.

For more information on how to keep healthy this Memorial Day, check out our Online Newsroom feature "For Your Cook Out, Keep a Look Out for Healthy Choices." This feature is just one installment in our new Healthy Florida Summer Series, a week-by-week guide to keeping healthy this summer.

DOH protects, promotes and improves the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.

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