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Children’s Health

By: Brandon McIntosh, Health Educator, Florida Department of Health - Pinellas   As a Health Educator for the School-Based Health Centers through the Department of Health in Pinellas County, I educate students about health and nutrition while working to promote healthy behaviors. My work also joins key stakeholders in working towards addressing the concerns of youth in Pinellas County. The School-Based Health Centers work to address barriers for students and families in Pinellas County.   The goal of the School-Based Health Center program is

St. Pete Run Fest has partnered with Humana Healthy Horizons, Healthy St. Pete and the City of St. Petersburg community wellness initiative, to help address access to physical activity equipment and education.  As a result of the collaboration, Healthy St. Pete distributed 644 Recess Play Packs to 22 elementary schools in St. Petersburg in September 2021.  These Recess Play Packs included frisbees, balls, jump ropes and other play equipment for students to utilize during unstructured free-play recess.   In 2017, Florida legislators

  Enjoy six weeks of live, virtual classes held every Wednesday evening • Cook along with Chef Anita from Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, or simply watch and learn • Encourage kids to try new foods as they help prepare recipes • Learn about healthy eating habits • Receive FREE produce prior to class   Register and learn more about the other Health 360 classes here >>> http://bit.ly/HSPSignUp  

Healthy St. Pete has partnered with the NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, to offer education classes and support for individuals and families faced with mental health needs. NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. They provide advocacy, education, support, and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives. Click here to find out register

Healthier Together Ambassador, Mallory Carteaux, has helped to kick off the Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital's Fit4Allkids program. The program provides wellness education to kids, teens, and their families and includes education on nutrition, mental health, sleep, and physical activity through a variety of hands-on activities. More information on programming is found here: https://www.hopkinsallchildrens.org/Community/Family-Health-and-Wellness/Our-Programs.   Physical activity is an important component of the program, as getting kids moving benefits all aspects of their lives! Kids and teens are encouraged to get at