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Our Health360 program offers nutrition education, obesity prevention classes, family cooking experiences, financial wellness, and social-emotional learning opportunities.   Classes have transitioned to VIRTUAL for this fall session.    All sessions are FREE and include a FREE $10 produce voucher with every class attended. Class size is limited and registration is required. All classes are evidence based and instructed by industry professionals. Partner organizations include Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, BayCare, University of Florida IFAS, and more.   Learn more and register here: http://bit.ly/HSPSignUp  

Now more than ever we must understand that Our Health Is Our Wealth.  Our immune system is essential for our survival. Without an immune system, our bodies would be open to attack from bacteria, viruses, parasites, and more. This vast network of cells and tissues is constantly on the lookout for invaders, and once an enemy is spotted, a complex attack is mounted.   Diet Following a diet rich in antioxidants is essential to supporting your immune system. Abundant in many fruits and

Try these veggie fajitas for a tasty and easy meatless version of this Southwest classic. Get to know your seasonings and let the spices bring out the rich flavors of these vegetables. Click here to download the recipe. Try it at home and click here to join our Healthy St. Pete Facebook group for more healthy news and tips. Use #HealthyStPete on Instagram and follow @StPeteParksRec. Want to learn more about the Fresh Rec Stop program and our recipes? Click here to

Whether you’re a seasoned chef or moving into your first apartment, walking into a new kitchen for the first time can be intimidating. There are a few things every kitchen should have to get you started in making delicious healthy meals. A good chef’s knife. A chef’s knife blade is long, broad, pointed, and curved on the cutting edge, not serrated like a steak or bread knife. This makes chopping and slicing easier. It is very important to keep your knives

SENIORS Alzheimer’s Association – Virtual Brain Bus – Tuesdays & Thursdays – 10am, 1pm, 7pm.Programs are led by trained dementia experts and will address the benefits of early detection, early diagnosis, brain health, risk reduction, how to receive an accurate diagnosis and the latest advancements in Alzheimer's research. http://www.Alz.org/crf or call 800.272.3900 Alzheimer’s Association – Virtual Caregiver College – Mondays & Wednesdays – 10am, 1pm, 7pm. Series of interactive, no-cost educational classes to help you build your caregiver toolkit.  Topics

This healthy chicken wrap is the perfect quick lunch for the summer! Mangoes and lime juice give this California wrap a little Florida flavor. Easy enough to prepare, try making it with kids at home or at camp. Click here to download the recipe. Try it at home and click here to join our Healthy St. Pete Facebook group for more healthy news and tips. Use #HealthyStPete on Instagram and follow @StPeteParksRec. Want to learn more about the Fresh Rec Stop program

  Check out this quick vegetable chow mein recipe you can easily make at home with just a few pantry staples. This healthy recipe is the perfect way to try something new with your spaghetti noodles and frozen vegetables. You don’t even need a full kitchen to make this delicious dish – see how we cooked our pasta in a rice cooker! Click here to download the recipe. Want to learn more about Fresh Rec Stop and our recipes? Click here to visit

Did you know that Fresh Rec Stop makes affordable produce available at centers throughout St. Petersburg?   Anyone can purchase fresh fruit and vegetables at low cost from coolers at the following City centers: Frank Pierce Recreation Center 2000 7th St. S., (727) 893-7731 Lake Vista Recreation Center 1401 62nd Ave. S., (727) 893-7744 Roberts Recreation Center 1246 50th Ave. N., (727) 893-7754 Thomas “Jet” Jackson Recreation Center 1000 28th St. S., (727) 893-7750 Willis S. Johns Recreation Center 6635 Dr. MLK Jr. St. N., (727) 893-7756 Lake Maggiore Environmental Education Center at

  Want to try a delicious dish that is vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free? This skillet ratatouille has you covered! A quick and easy version of this French culinary classic for the whole family that won’t cost you much time or money. Click here to download the recipe. Try it at home and click here to join our Healthy St. Pete Facebook group for more healthy news and tips. Use #HealthyStPete on Instagram and follow @StPeteParksRec. Want to learn more about Fresh Rec

Healthy St. Pete’s new Healthier Together Initiative launched in October 2019 to help engage and elevating health and wellness among community partners and residents.  There are three phases of the Healthier Together Initiative: Phase One: Healthier Together Ambassadors— Ambassadors are stakeholders in specific wellness related industries, such as nutrition, mental health, environmental health, fitness, financial health and children’s health, and lend their subject matter expertise to elevate various health topics. Six ambassadors are featured each quarter. They address issues in their industry