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Last Updated: 2016-06-15

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Health Policy

  • Health in All Policies - An emerging trend in government at the local, state, and national levels, where-in all agencies come together to leverage their resources and experience to address the complex factors that influence population health, equity, and quality of life, also known as the social determinants of health.

Healthy Families

  • Mayor's Breastfeeding Commission.
  • Department of Social Services - Healthy Start Richmond Healthy Start program is dedicated to ensuring that low-income and disadvantaged pregnant women receive the health care they need.
  • Richmond City Health District promotes healthy living, protects the environment, prevents disease and prepare the community for disasters.
  • Richmond Early Childhood Development Initiative provides parenting and other programs to ensure Richmond children ages 5 and younger are healthy, well cared for and ready to succeed in school.
  • JUMP START! Encourage our youth to adopt healthy and physically active lifestyle and make smarter food choices.

Fitness Websites

Nutrition Websites

  • Food Guide Pyramid & Activity Pyramid - The website offers personalized eating plans, interactive tools to help you plan healthy food choices and guidelines for physical activity.
  • American Dietetic Association - Use the ADA as your link to reliable, objective information about food, nutrition, and healthy lifestyles. Find specialized nutrition information for children, adolescents, and adults, as well as information about diet and disease.
  • - How to build a healthy plate with fruits and veggies.

Healthy Fresh Produce

General Health Websites

  • American Heart Association - Information on being heart healthy through activity, good nutrition, and stress management.
  • American Cancer Society - Saving lives by helping people stay well, get well, find cures, & fight back. This site includes current research, tobacco cessation information and wellness topics.
  • Mayo Clinic - Information on disease management.
  • Healthy Living - Information on staying healthy.

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