FLORIDA INTRODUCES PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND NUTRITION
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FLIPANY's mission is to empower youth and adults through physical activity and nutrition programs while raising awareness and creating policy changes for healthier communities. Chronic diseases and conditions, such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and obesity are amont the most common, costly, and preventable of all health problems. (CDC)
As of 2012 about half of all adults - 117 million people - have one or more chronic health conditions. One of four adults has two or more. (CDC) Obesity is a serious healthy concern. During 2009-10 more than one third of adults or about 78 million people, were obese. Nearly one in 5 youth age 2-19 was obese. (CDC) 23.5% of adults in Miami-Dade County have diagnosed hypertension, 36.9% have diagnosed high blood cholesterol and 65% are either overweight or obese. (Florida Department of Health, 2007).