A healthful diet and regular physical activity are just two of many elements – personal, social, economic, environmental – that contribute to the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities.

Following a healthy meal pattern in addition to being physically active, can help people achieve and maintain a healthy weight, reduce the risk of chronic disease, better manage an existing chronic disease such as type 2 diabetes, and promote health.

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Take Charge of Your Diabetes

Take Charge of Your Diabetes (TCYD) is an in-depth evidence-based, collaborative diabetes self-management education (DSME) program targeted to adults with type 2 diabetes. The program is designed to improve blood glucose control and quality of life, and reduce long-term health risks of persons with diabetes by providing the information and motivation they need to adopt positive behavior changes. The program includes nine lessons that focus on many aspects of diabetes management. Participants learn about diabetes and associated health risks, blood glucose monitoring, nutrition and other lifestyle factors critical for promoting blood glucose control and reducing health risks, standards of medical care, and medications. The nine lessons are: What is Diabetes?, Keeping Track of Blood Glucose. Diabetes Medications, Nutritional Management of Diabetes, Carbohydrate Counting, Exercise and Physical Activity, Standards of Medical Care, Cardiovascular Disease and Foot Care.
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National Diabetes Prevention Program 

The Centers for Disease Control-led National Diabetes Prevention Program is an evidence-based lifestyle change program for preventing type 2 diabetes.

The year-long program helps participants make real lifestyle changes such as eating healthier, including physical activity into their daily lives, and improving problem-solving and coping skills.

This proven program can help people with prediabetes and/or at risk for type 2 diabetes make achievable and realistic lifestyle changes and cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58 percent.

Take Control to Reduce Your Cancer Risk Online course

Which cancer screening tests do you need and when do you need it? Take Control to Reduce Your Cancer Risk is a self-paced course that individuals complete on their own. The course has nine modules which can be accessed for five months.  If you are interested in registering please click on the picture below.


ServSafe® Food Manager Certification Training Information

Keep it cool! Food safety tips for school lunches.

Check below for the current student activity guide provided by the Florida Department of Agriculture: Growing up healthy with food from Florida.

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