ABOUT THE NUTRITION AND FITNESS TASK FORCE OF BROWARD COUNTY

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The Broward Nutrition and Fitness Task Force is a community coalition established in 2005 by the Broward County Health Department in response to rising obesity rates. Since then it has gradually become a collaborative effort aimed to educate and empower our community to be more nutritionally aware, to make better food choices, and to get more physically active. Testing new content!

The task force has many community partners, who are currently working on strategies/focus areas to make Broward into a healthier place to live, work and play. These strategies have been defined by Broward County obesity statistics , as well as evidence-based techniques to increase health awareness and physical activity in communities. The strategies are listed below:

  1. Raise awareness of the importance of environment and policy change that supports regular physical activity and good nutrition.
  2. Promote regular physical activity and good nutrition among children, adults and older adults.
  3. Increase access to healthy foods through farm-fresh local foods and community gardens.
  4. Encourage restaurants to offer healthy choices and portions consistent with The Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
  5. Promote the adoption of worksite wellness programs and policies that support and allow healthy lifestyle behaviors.
  6. Utilize media and social marketing campaigns to publicize regular physical activity and good nutrition.
About Us
Contact Us
Ellen Feiler, Chair

Nutrition and Fitness Task
Force of Broward County.
780 SW 24th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
Phone: 954 467-4700 x 5800

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