The award was presented by Nassau County Health Department Director, Dr. Eugenia Ngo-Seidel at the Board of County Commissioner's meeting held on Wednesday, February 15th. Dr. Seidel commended the Board for their "commitment to making healthy living available and accessible to all residents" and reminded them that government plays an important role in decreasing the prevalence of unhealthy weight in their jurisdiction.
Nassau County has adopted numerous programs to encourage healthy eating and physical activity in the community. Examples include the "Eat Smart, Be Active Class" series in which participants learn to plan healthy snacks and meals, control portions, and to become more physically active, as well as free classes related to small farm topics such as growing fruits and vegetables. In addition, the County provides several parks and recreation facilities with ballparks and walking trails to give residents options for becoming more physically active. For more information on this award and for information related to obesity rates in Florida, please review the attached Press Release.
Locally, the Nassau County Health Improvement Coalition has worked for several years to bring community partners together to prevent chronic disease. Interested community members are invited to attend their next meeting on Monday, March 27th at 1:00 p.m. at the Yulee Full Service School located on Felmor Road in Yulee. If you have any questions, please contact Emily Cason at (904) 530-6805 or via e-mail at Emily.Cason@flhealth.gov.
County Manager's office