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Child Care Food Program Continues to Contribute to Child Wellness in Florida

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Since 1998, the Florida Department of Health’s Child Care Food Program (CCFP), a federally-funded program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) authorized by 7 CFR Part 226 and section 383.011, Florida Statutes, has provided nutritious meals and snacks to eligible children who are enrolled with participating child care providers. In 2020, CCFP reimbursed child care providers for serving 122,663,154 meals to approximately 250,000 Florida children each day. Throughout the years, CCFP has also guided child care providers on the best ways to serve healthy foods and promote healthy habits for life by encouraging them to teach young children about food choices.

**Testing and Vaccine** 07/28/2021 New COVID Testing and Vaccination Dates and Times! Click the link below for the testing schedule that will be in effect as of Monday, August 2, 2021. If there is an urgent need for testing outside of these times, just call your Health Department and ask to speak to a COVID Team Member to assist you.

**Vaccine Appointments** 4/8/2021 1:00 p.m. – The Florida Department of Health in Dixie County announced that scheduling of the COVID-19 vaccination appointments will continue. Individuals who are at least 18 years old may schedule an appointment by calling 352-498-1360. The Dixie County Health Department will be contacting all individuals who received their vaccine at our previous vaccination clinics for their second doses. Scheduling will continue until vaccine allotments are depleted. Residents are encouraged to be patient as phone lines may be busy and scheduling will start and stop as allotments change week to week. The most up to date information will posted at facebook.com/Dixie-County-Emergency and at dixie.floridahealth.gov. Individuals may also contact the Health Department for further information.

**Second Dose Scheduling** 1/25/2021 3:30 p.m. - Beginning on January 25, 2021, the Department will be contacting individuals who received their initial vaccine at the Dixie County Health Department and are due for a second dose. Individuals will be contacted prior to their due date and this procedure will continue on a weekly basis as vaccine supplies permit. Citizens requiring the second dose do not need to contact the Health Department to schedule their vaccine. The most up to date information on vaccine and testing can be found at Dixie.floridahealth.gov. For the latest updates on COVID-19 vaccine activity in Florida, visit https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/covid-19-vaccines-in-florida/

Updated Testing Schedule