Ocala, Florida — Children ages 4 through 9 can enjoy interactive games, sing-a-longs, reading, and crafts while learning about the importance of good nutrition and physical activity at the free Food Day event at the Headquarters-Ocala Public Library, 2720 E Silver Springs Boulevard, Ocala.
This free event is scheduled for Friday, October 24, 2014, at 2 p.m. Sponsored by the Florida Department of Health in Marion County and the Marion County Public Library, the event celebrates Food Day, a nationwide celebration that inspires Americans to change their diets and our food policies.
“It’s never too early to teach children how to make healthy choices when it comes to the food they eat,” said Meaghan Crowley, Health Education program manager at the Florida Department of Health in Marion County. “We want to teach kids that the foods they choose can help them grow strong and healthy, and let them have fun while learning.”
The Food Day event is part of the Healthiest Weight Florida initiative. Find out more about Healthiest Weight Florida at www.healthiestweightflorida.com.
The Department works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.