For Immediate Release
March 16, 2017
Contact: Nicole Singletary
Miami Lakes, FL - The Town of Miami Lakes was recognized by Healthiest Weight Florida as a 2017 State Surgeon General Healthy Weight Community Champion for the second year in a row. Through innovative programming for all ages, the Town is committed to making Miami Lakes the healthiest community in the nation.
As obesity rates have increased dramatically over the last 30 years, obesity is now an epidemic in the United States. In Florida, only 36% of adults are at a healthy weight. The health and wellness of the Town’s residents is a top priority for the Town and has been adopted into the Town’s strategic plan.
In response to the recent survey asking residents what additional programs they would like to see the Town offering, we recently added 20 new programs in January; bringing the Town’s recreation programming offering to over 100 programs for residents of all ages and skill levels. In addition, a Farmers Market, boot camp and yoga are now offered in the park each Saturday.
The Town continues to actively pursue grant funding to implement the greenways and trails Master Plan and include complete street concepts, and recently implemented the monthly community bike rides.
For a complete list of programs and events, please visit www.miamilakes-fl.gov/calendar