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Weston: 2018 Healthy Weight Community Champion

Post Date:09/13/2018 12:00 PM

Florida Healthy Community Champions logo

The City of Weston has been selected as a 2018 Community Champion in the Florida Department of Health’s Healthy Weight Community Champion Recognition Program for the fourth consecutive year.

The City of Weston is one of 46 communities in the State (one of nine in Broward) to earn the recognition.

Mayor presented with Healthy Weight Community plaque by Health Director

Mayor Stermer was presented with the recognition on behalf of the City by Renee Podolsky, Community Health Director, Florida Department of Health in Broward County.

The Community Champions program is part of the Florida Department of Health’s Healthiest Weight Florida initiative to help Florida’s children and adults make consistent, informed choices about healthy eating and active living to curb the stem of obesity contributing to chronic diseases.

The designation recognizes local communities who have shown a special commitment to improving the health of their residents through dedication to infrastructure improvements, safety, recreation and educational programs and policy that encourage access to improving overall health, nutrition and exercise.

As a City we strive to make it possible for residents to have every opportunity to get and stay healthy.  Weston’s infrastructure of recreational park amenities, sidewalks, street lighting, maintenance programs, and bike lanes, along with public safety initiatives so that people feel safe going out walking, jogging, biking and playing; along with recreational programming and community education all factored into earning us this recognition.

Continuing our efforts in promoting a healthy community, Weston provides monthly tips and topics in Newsday Tuesday on ways adults and children can lose weight, eat healthier, exercise, stay fit, and protect their health.

Healthiest Weight Florida is a public-private collaboration bringing together state agencies, not for profit organizations, businesses, and entire communities to help Florida’s children and adults make consistent, informed choices about healthy eating and active living.

For more information on Healthiest Weight Florida, please visit www.HealthiestWeightFL.com.

Peace Mound playground (1)Jogger and cyclist at Peace Mound Park