St. Johns County Named a 2014 Healthy Weight Community Champion
by The Florida Department Of Health
The Department of Health program recognizes Florida counties and municipal governments that are making great progress and play an important role in decreasing unhealthy weight through policies and best practices that increase physical activity and improve nutrition. Recognition criteria included a community’s access to hike and bike trails, sidewalks, parks, and recreational facilities. In addition, jurisdictional policies and best practices that support mixed use developments, public transportation, public safety, physical activity, and an active lifestyle were also factors in the qualification process. Recognized jurisdictions were announced on March 14, 2014. For additional information, please visit www.healthiestweightflorida.com.
In addition to the Healthy Weight Community Champion recognition, St. Johns County was recently ranked as the Healthiest County in Florida for the second year in a row by a University of Wisconsin/Robert Woods Johnson Foundation study and the Jacksonville Business Journal named the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioner’s one of the Healthiest Employers in northeast Florida. The St. Johns County School District was also recognized by the Florida Coordinated School Health Partnership, Florida Action for Healthy Kids, and the Florida Association of District School Superintendents as a Silver Level Florida Healthy School District.