Community changes will help build a healthier Miami-Dade County and create a more satisfying place to live, work, and play. More bike paths and increased access to local parks and recreation facilities will make physical activity the norm among county residents. Fresh, healthy foods and beverages will be more available in school cafeterias, convenience stores, and vending machines. Baby-Friendly Hospitals will promote the health benefits of breast-feeding and offer resources on breast-feeding to new mothers. In strengthening the Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Dade, the local community will enhance its focus on obesity prevention at all levels.

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