Healthy Baker

Welcome to Healthy Baker

Healthy Baker Inc., is a 501c3 nonprofit organization in partnership with various community representatives. The Goal of this website is to stay connected with the community and encouraging them to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.
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When the weather turns warm, everyone wants to be in or around the water. Hanging out at the pool or the beach on a hot day is a great way to beat the heat.

Between having fun and checking out the lifeguards, most people don't think much about water safety — but they should. For people between the ages of 5 and 24, drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death.

It doesn't have to be that way, though. Most water-related accidents can be avoided by knowing how to stay safe and following a few simple guidelines. Learning how to swim is essential if you plan on being on or near water. Many organizations provide swim instruction to people of all ages, check to see what classes are available in your area.

Healthiest Weight Florida Celebrates Food Day

October 24th is Food Day, a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable food. Healthiest Weight Florida is supporting healthy food choices by participating in Food Day. Today, our counties throughout the state and the central office in Tallahassee will be celebrating events to bring awareness to the initiative. To see the events in your area click the "More Information" link.

Healthy Babies Month

It doesn’t take long to develop the confidence and calm of an experienced parent. Your baby will give you the most important information—how she likes to be treated, talked to, held, and comforted. This section address the most common questions and concerns that arise during the first months of life.

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. We have made a lot of progress but still have a long way to go and need your help!

Healthy Lung Month

The average adult takes 15 to 20 breaths a minute – over 20,000 breaths a day. Your respiratory system, which includes the nose, throat, windpipe (trachea) and lungs, brings air into the body when you breathe. In the lungs, the oxygen from each breath is transferred to the bloodstream and sent to all the body’s cells as life-sustaining fuel. Keeping your lungs healthy is an important part of an overall healthy lifestyle.

National Chiropractic Month

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has declared this October to be National Chiropractic Health Month. This year’s theme is "Get Vertical."

National Dental Hygiene Month

In honor of this dental-centric October occasion, we’d like to take this opportunity to showcase some seemingly obvious, but far too often overlooked, dental hygiene facts, courtesy of the American Academy of Dental Hygiene.

Liver Awareness Month

Keeping your attention fixed on what harms your liver can feel very restrictive. Aside from the mandate of abstaining from alcohol with liver disease, it can be nearly impossible for many to keep away from all stress, sugary and fatty foods. However, there are several things you can do to help minimize potential damage to your liver:
Parents helping parents: A support group for care givers of children 3 and younger is available at the Baker County Health Department, please call for more information. 904-259-6291 ext. 2255.

Baker County Health Department Abstinence Program

The Abstinence program at the Health Department, “Cool: Changing Our Own Lives”, is available to teach abstinence to 11-17 year olds. If your organization is interested in providing these rewarding, interactive and informational sessions, contact the Health Education Department at 259-6291 ext. 2248.

Diabetes Self-Management Classes

Diabetes Self-Management classes begin September 9th. Call 259-6291 ext. 2353 for more information.

Farmer Market

September 6th, Farmers Market – at Heritage Park from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm – Special Show at 10:30 with a balloon artist for kids.

Parenting Class

Classes are available for the parents of teens to learn how to talk to their teens about sex, drugs and dating, teen anger, positive life choices, empowering teens to build assets, transitions in adolescence and more. If you would like information about setting up a class with your organization, contact the Health Education Department at 259-6291 ext. 2248

CPR/First Aid

The Baker CHD offers CPR/First Aid classes through the American Safety and Health Institute. Classes are $45.00 for both and are offered each month for individual or businesses. Please call 259-6291 ext. 2353 to register.

HEALTHIEST WEIGHT FLORIDA LAUNCHES FALL INTO HEALTHY HABITS

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TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Health today announced the Fall into Healthy Habits campaign, which is an initiative of Healthiest Weight Florida designed to promote healthy choices during the fall season. Fall is a great time of year to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family. Being outside encourages active lifestyles by decreasing time spent in front of a television or computer screen. Remaining physically active outside also has mental health benefits such as stress reduction.
"As we transition into the fall season, it's important to remember that many of our favorite activities are better with healthy choices,” said State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong. "The
Fall into Healthy Habits campaign is a great resource for children and families to learn more about eating healthy and staying active during the fall months.”
Fall into Healthy Habits offers a variety of printable materials and encourages participation in a number of outdoor activities. Areas of focus include:
  • Gardening
  • Tailgating
  • Camping
  • Florida's Junior Park Ranger Program
  • Operation Recreation Geocaching Program
Healthiest Weight Florida is a public-private collaboration bringing together state agencies, not-for-profit organizations, businesses and entire communities to help Florida's children and adults make consistent, informed choices about healthy eating and active living. The Department's goal is to encourage physical activity and walking while emphasizing how small choices affect your health and environment. For more information, visit www.HealthiestWeightFL.com/fall.
The Department works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. During 2014, the Department is recognizing 125 years of public health in Florida with educational opportunities and events. Please visit
www.FLHealth125.gov for more information.
Follow us on Twitter at
@HealthyFla and on Facebook.  For more information about the Florida Department of Health please visit www.floridahealth.gov.