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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 -

Fresh Rec Stop makes fresh produce easily accessible! Did you know there are produce coolers at six St. Petersburg Parks & Recreation Department facilities where you can purchase healthy fruit and vegetables for as little as 50 cents? Starting this year, Healthy St. Pete will create meal prep kits that promote fresh ingredients as well as offer cooking demonstrations of healthy recipes. Check out one of these Fresh Rec Stops locations near you! Frank Pierce Recreation Center 2000 7th St. S., (727) 893-7731 Lake

  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 -

    By: Gail Eggeman, Director St. Petersburg Saturday Morning Market   As the St Petersburg Saturday Morning Market begins its 17th season, it continues to make farm food affordable to folks in need in our community. With startup funding from the Allegany Franciscan Ministries in 2011 and a $10 match incentive, we launched what has been 9 years of successful food assistance programs amounting to over $350,000 of fresh, healthy food to St. Petersburg and beyond.   Our latest partner is Feeding Florida, Inc. They extend

  Get Into Fitness Together (G.I.F.T.) ia a free program offered to the community and made possible through BayCare's partnership with the Florida State Department of Health.  GIFT was developed by registered dietitians, nurses and health educators, and uses science-based information to reduce chronic diseases through obesity prevention.  GIFT emphasizes improving your nutrition and increasing physical activity in your daily life, both of which help facilitate weight reduction.   During this 12-week program, teachers provide you educational information and health tools to support

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

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

As a chef, healthy eating is at the forefront of almost everything I do. Not to say that everything I cook is healthy, at times it may contain butter, pork fat or rich cuts of meat. I do take into consideration health by knowing where my meats, fats, and produce are coming from. I know that my products are coming from a natural source, not pumped with growth hormones, saline solutions, flavor additives, antibiotics, pesticides and the list goes on. I

After indulging—or overindulging—during the holidays, eating fruits and vegetables can be a great way to reset your body and get back to a healthier lifestyle. No one would call me a vegetarian, but fruits and vegetables are the primary part of my diet.  And how could they not? In St. Pete, premium quality fruits and vegetables are in abundance—even at your local gas station. Plus, they are easier on your body, your waistline, and your wallet (this also comes as a

Inspired by the USDA’s “Ten Tips to Make your Holiday Healthy” #1. Colorful meals make healthy meals! Not only does the array of colors look appealing, eating a rainbow of colors ensures we are getting a variety of nutrients. A colorful recipe from the UF IFAS Family Nutrition Program (FNP) “Cooking Matters” course is the Veggie Wrap. Thinly shredded veggies like radishes, bell peppers, carrots, lemon zest, greens, and fresh herbs like cilantro are layered on top of a whole-wheat tortilla