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State Surgeon General Recognizes 80 Communities

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Last week, State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong recognized 80 communities as 2016 Healthy Weight Community Champions for their model practices which affect more than 41 percent of Floridians. This year’s Champions are working to reshape environments in their communities through a variety of evidence-based policies that increase physical activity and improve nutrition.