Health & Wellness

Obesity prevention will be a focus of youth health-related programs with an emphasis on healthy lifestyles, including nutrition and physical fitness. The individual and team sports will serve as a starting point for future wellness activities. Other wellness and prevention programs increase awareness and understanding of teen and young adult behaviors and empower young people to take responsibility for their health, well-being, and sexuality. According to The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) conducted by the Duval County Public Schools and Duval County Health Department in 2011, in terms of indicators of health and risk behavior, Jacksonville/Duval County has a higher rate of infant mortality and higher rates of indicators of youth risk behavior for sex and drugs than Florida and the United States overall.