St Pete Healthy News

June 2019

Healthy St. Pete is part of the Health in All Policies (HiAP) Pinellas County Collaborative. The HiAP Pinellas County Collaborative releases a monthly newsletter, The Policy Brief, which provides an overview of the initiative’s happenings, partner biographies, community perspectives on the interrelation of health and various sectors, opportunities for engagement, and more. Click here if you would like to subscribe to The Policy Brief    

The Tampa Bay area is at the top of another list, but this time it’s not a list that we necessarily want to celebrate. However, it does deserve a call to action. Tampa Bay area is ranked number FOUR in a list of cities receiving the highest level of Ultra Violet (UV) exposure. UV light is an invisible, electromagnetic radiation emitted by the sun. We are just behind San Juan, Honolulu and Miami. The Vision Council compiled the list by analyzing data from the

The Community Resource Bus The Community Resource Bus is a partnership with the Department of Health - Pinellas (DOH - Pinellas), the St. Petersburg Parks & Recreation Department, and the St. Petersburg Police Department to help citizens understand community health and find public information to pursue a healthier lifestyle. Target Areas: Public health information - housing, children (daycare, WIC), dental, primary care, mental health, substance use, senior services, and food security Municipal information - Parks & Recreation, Codes, Law Enforcement (crime and

Eat Seasonal With the abundance of seasonal produce that the Sunshine state provides, it’s a great time to add some colorful and nutritious variety to our meals this summer. Eating seasonal produce gives us maximum freshness and flavor. Florida offers a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs in every season. In the table below are a few summer seasonal highlights that can be found in grocery stores at reasonable prices. Avocados Eggplant Passion fruit Basil Guava Mushrooms Watermelon Parsley Lychee Peanuts Carambola Mint Spotlight Mangoes Mangoes