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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.

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Florida Department of Health in Walton County

Community Partners

Walton Community Health Center

Walton County School District

HIS Kids Preschool

First Christian Preschool 


snap-ed, walton county

Obesity has become an epidemic in Florida, particularly low-income families. In an effort to reduce obesity in adults and families, the Florida Department of Health in Walton County is partnering with key community partners statewide to implement the SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education) program.



Community Education & Activites 

rethink your drink

Most of us eat and drink too many added sugars, which can lead to significant health problems. Sugary drinks are the leading source of added sugars in the American diet. For more information, go to our Rethink Your Drink webpage.

grow it graphic

This is a garden-themed nutrition education kit that introduces children to: three fruits - peaches, strawberries, and cantaloupe, and three vegetables - spinach, sweet potatoes, and crookneck squash. It includes seven booklets featuring fruits and vegetables with activities through the imaginary garden at Tasty Acres Farm!


MyPlate for My Family

MyPlate for My Family: SNAP Nutrition Education is a MyPlate resource that supports SNAP-Ed nutrition education and obesity prevention efforts, and is based on recommendations from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. It is targeted to parents and caregivers who are SNAP participants or eligible for SNAP, and play a key role in planning, purchasing and preparing food for their families.