Playing Dress Up, Veggie Style! We dressed up veggies, had some fun, awarded some prizes, and had a lot of fun doing it. Our Veggie Dress Up contest last month was a total blast, and we had so many fantastic images sent to us that we decided to put on a
Healthy Selfie Day Was a Huge Success! We celebrated National Healthy Selfie Day on Friday, Sept. 15th, 2017 here in West Orange County as a way to engage with the Healthy West Orange community, and it was amazing! Smiling is an important part of being healthy and spreading joy to others.
Hurricane Irma's Wake Hurricane Irma was the most intense hurricane that has been documented in the Atlantic Ocean over the past decade. The massive 650 mile hurricane left a path of catastrophic destruction in it's wake affecting millions of people in some shape or form. This is a very stressful
YMCA Supports Water Safety with Swim Lessons The YMCA of Central Florida offered complimentary swim lessons for local children through its Safety Around Water event in an effort to decrease the number of preventable drowning deaths in the state of Florida. In the state of Florida, the leading cause of accidental
Alligators, Panthers, and Bears...Oh My! Florida is well known for it’s array of potentially dangerous wildlife. With such a diverse range of species you might encounter, from the regal and highly endangered Florida panther to the tiny and likewise endangered Santa Rosa beach mouse, wildlife actively share many of the spaces
Introducing the Healthy Pantry Initiative Through generous funding provided by the West Orange Healthcare District, Second Harvest Food Bank and Community Health Centers have partnered together to create a food access system for low-income people struggling with diet-related disease. The Florida Roadmap to Healthy Living indicates that there were over 500
Healthy Leaders Program Creating Health Ambassadors The Healthy Leaders program launched with a kick-off breakfast Jan. 17. Part of the Healthy West Orange campaign to make our community the healthiest in the nation, the program outlined at the breakfast called on those present to take the lead and live by example.