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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.

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Healthy Eating for a Healthy Weight

Healthy Eating is important for all age levels. Starting with breastfeeding for infants, a lifetime of choosing nutrient dense food and beverages will contribute to lowering risk factors for many chronic diseases and conditions. To make healthy eating and physical activity a priority for your entire family, the United States Department of Agriculture MyPlate website has information on menus, meal plans, and healthy eating on a budget.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is also a great resource for recipes and cooking tips. The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute has some great recipes that show you how eating less fat, cholesterol, and sodium can make a difference while tasting great also.

Nutrition Programs at the Department of Health

WIC Program Services provides supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

For infants and children in child care, the Child Care Food Program  provides participating child care centers, day care homes, and afterschool facilities with reimbursement for safely serving nutritious meals and snacks that meet program meal pattern requirements and are appetizing to children.