Florida’s Health is in Your Hands
Research shows that physicians have more influence than anyone else on the choices people make with regard to their eating habits and lifestyle.
That’s why the Florida Medical Association’s Foundation for Healthy Floridians created the Healthy Living Toolkit for your patients. The toolkit is designed to assist you in giving your patients evidence-based guidance in choosing healthy, nutritious foods and in getting more physical activity into their day, all with an eye toward helping Floridians lead healthier lives. Studies prove that printed patient education materials improve patients’ adherence to their physicians’ guidance.
Obesity’s cost to our nation is staggering, and only growing more so. Obesity-related diseases result in an estimated 400,000 deaths nationwide and $190 billion in health care costs—nearly 21 percent of all medical spending.
Use this website to:
- Order free Healthy Living Toolkit for your patients
- Take a Healthy Living CME
- Review motivational interviewing tips
- Read fact-based nutritional information
- Myth-busting: diets and exercise