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The Healthier Together Initiative within Healthy St. Pete launched in October 2019.  It helps to engage community partners and elevate the progress being made across all sectors.  There are three phases of the Healthier Together Initiative.  Healthier Together Ambassadors are stakeholders in specific wellness related industries such as nutrition, mental health, environmental health, fitness, financial health and children's health.  Six ambassadors are featured each quarter and they are able to address issues in their industry and introduce programming.   October 6-12 -

By: Coach Rob Perry     Sowing Seeds Tennis is a nonprofit dedicated to building great citizens through tennis and education one kid at a time. We tirelessly work with under served kids in a safe, trusted environment to ensure academic excellence. We make sure meaningful values are developed and critical life skills are learned. We empower each student to reach their highest potential to ensure success.   The 13th Annual Sowing Seeds Classic Tournament will be held March 7th and 8th at Lake Vista

Social and emotional learning (SEL) enhances students’ ability to succeed at home and beyond by teaching them how to self-regulate their emotions, problem solve, make responsible decisions, maintain positive friendships, and more.   The Conflict Corner is a designated spot where children can visit and solve conflicts with another child. They realize they don’t need adults to solve everything. By giving children the tools they need to solve problems, this is great practice for the real world.   Healthy St. Pete's HealthyKids program is

  Make healthy Holiday snacks and crafts! Games and Activities One Mile Jingle Bell Walk Register for FREE Health360 Classes Learn more about Healthy St Pete Programs   December 5 - Campbell Park Recreation Center, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. December 6 - Child's Park Recreation Center, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. December 11 - Roberts Recreation Center, 4:45 - 6:15 p.m. December 14 - Gladden Recreation Center, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. (Breakfast with Santa) December 17 - Walter Fuller Recreation Center, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. December 19 -

From Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, KidsHealth® Healthy St. Pete partners with Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital and their Fit4AllKids program   Gobbling Down Halloween Goodies Offer a filling meal before your kids head out to trick-or-treat so they won't scarf down too much of their haul. Consider purchasing Halloween treats other than candy. Stickers, erasers, crayons, pencils, coloring books, and sealed packages of raisins and dried fruits are good choices. Know how much candy your kids have collected and store

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CITY OF ST. PETERSBURG Parks and Recreation Department   Healthy St. Pete Launches Healthier Together, Healthy St. Pete Ambassador Programs   St. Petersburg, FL (October 2019) – On Tuesday, October 8, Healthy St. Pete will launch the Healthier Together and the Community Ambassador Program, giving voice to community leaders and providing a new way for community members to interact.   Healthy St. Pete, working towards a culture of health, has created the Healthier Together Initiative. Healthier Together aims to begin conversations with local health

A Family’s guide to slaying the Beast in OBESITY According to the National Institute of Health, “A person is more likely to become obese if a close friend or family member has put on some pounds.” After reading the article Friends and Family May Play a Role in Obesity, I began to reflect on my own weight gain and who in my circle could be affected by it. I realized it was the MVP of my family, my dearest confidant, my mother.

There are plenty of opportunities to add spontaneous play to your day - whether it is dancing around the house or playing at the park. Try keeping a bag of fun in your car including sneakers, towel and a ball of some sort. The city has numerous parks, trails, and beaches to get outside and move around.    If you are seeking a more organized form of weekly play, there are leagues offered for numerous sports for both adults and youth. 

Are you getting enough exercise? Adults need recess too and with a little creativity and planning, even a person with the busy schedule can make room for physical activity. For many folks, before or after work is often an available time to cycle, walk, or play.Think about your weekly or daily schedule and look for opportunities to be more active- every little bit helps. Mix it up! It's good to vary your activities. Choose from aerobic, strength, and flexibility activities to