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Miami-Dade announces health achievements.

With the year-long initiative set to culminate June 19 with a bash at Tropical Park, organizers of Miami-Dade Mayor Alex Penelas' Mayor's Health and Fitness Challenge discussed the success of their program at a county health department leadership meeting on May 20.

Sponsored by a public/private partnership that includes the Health Foundation of South Florida, Mercy Hospital and Kellogg's, the initiative has motivated thousands of Miami-Dade residents to "Get Fit! Eat Right! and Chill Out!" By offering free nutritional cooking classes, blood pressure, weight and body mass index screenings and a variety of fitness activities.

The challenge has encouraged residents to take a more active role in their physical and mental well-being.

Panelists shared what they learned about their unique wellness program with other local health departments in the hopes it can be replicated.

Details: Irene Ferradaz at 305-375-1545.
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Title Annotation:City Briefs
Publication:Nation's Cities Weekly
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1U5FL
Date:May 31, 2004
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