Our First Lady is tackling an issue that has become a public health crisis in our country, said Commissioner Rolle. If officials don't address this issue locally, the quality of life in Miami-Dade will gradually become worse as residents struggle with chronic illnesses caused by obesity, and the increasing cost of medical care. It's time for everyone to re-evaluate their lifestyles and incorporate a healthy diet and exercise into their daily routine.
Commissioner Rolle's legislation will be implemented through the collaborative efforts of the Miami-Dade Community Action Agency, Children's Trust, Miami-Dade County Health Department, Miami-Dade Public School System and American Diabetes Association, among other associations, to develop a public awareness campaign. The program, which commences August 1, will consist of the creation and distribution of posters, public service announcements, promotion of health fairs and use of public parks, and more.