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Healthiest Weight

Florida Department of Health in Seminole County

Heaththy Weight Community Champion 2015 Recognition Program

At the Florida Department of Health in Seminole County, we are working with various community partners on the strategies outlined in Healthiest Weight Florida.

Each year the State Surgeon General announces the Community Champion Recognition Program, which recognizes municipalities and counties who have implemented “best practice” policies to create healthier communities.

2017 Healthy Community Champion Awards

The City of Oviedo was 1 of 98 communities in Florida who are recognized as Healthy Weight Community Champions. The City of Oviedo has a number of policies in place supporting the objectives of the Healthy Weight Community Champion Recognition Program. Initiatives range from establishing mixed-use zoning districts, requiring bike facilities to be placed in new developments and making sure sidewalks are landscaped properly, among others. The City is proud to receive the recognition and will keep on endorsing and enforcing policies that promote a healthy environment and a healthy community.

The City of Sanford through the Florida Surgeon General Healthy Weight Community Champion Recognition Program is proud to announce the City's designation as a 2017 Community Champion. The City positively impacts the health environment in the Sanford community by providing access to over 38 parks, the RiverWalk and by providing access to fresh fruits and vegetables during the weekly Farmer’s Market held Saturdays in downtown Sanford’s Magnolia Square 10AM-3PM.