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The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County Recognizes Food Day

By Florida Department of Health in Volusia County

October 22, 2014

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Contact: Stefany Strong, PIO, 386-274-0838

DOH-Volusia Recognizes Food Day 2014

DAYTONA BEACH – The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County will be hosting Food Day activities on Friday, October 24, 2014. Food Day is a nationwide celebration of healthy, affordable and sustainable produced food that promotes healthier diets and food education.

“Food Day is designed to inspire people to change their diets,” said Dr. Bonnie J. Sorensen, director of the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County. “The typical diet contributes to obesity, diabetes, heart disease and other health problems.”

Through Healthiest Weight Florida, the Department of Health is working to help Florida families and visitors make the healthy choice the easier choice. 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 about what you can do to achieve or maintain a healthy weight, visit

WHAT: Food Day 2014
WIC and Nutrition Program clients and others visiting DOH-Volusia on Friday, October 24 are welcome to free fruits, Healthy and Homemade Recipe books and nutrition tips. The fresh fruit is provided by Publix.

WHEN: October 24, 2014

TIME: 8 a.m. – noon

WHERE: Florida Department of Health in Volusia County.
1845 Holsonback Drive, Daytona Beach, FL 32117

For more information about Food Day, please visit

For information about the WIC and Nutrition Program, please visit

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