Healthier Together Initiative
The Healthier Together Initiative provides a new way for community leaders to interact, offers opportunities for businesses, neighborhoods, and organizations to examine their policies and structures through a health promotion and prevention lens, and brings the community together through healthy educational workshops. The Healthier Together Initiative is comprised of the Healthy St. Pete Community Ambassadors program, Healthier Together Workshop Series, and the Healthier Together Certification Program. Some programmatic goals include:
· Increase education and awareness through a wide range of topics, including fitness, nutrition, financial health, and more, discussed by local professionals.
· Increase community connectiveness and act as a link for residents to other community programs.
· Highlight and promote healthy activities, programs, and policies in our community.
· Offer businesses, neighborhoods, churches, and schools the opportunity to examine and be recognized for their current health promoting structures.
· Offer a community resource library and information to businesses, neighborhoods, churches, and schools to increase health education and promotion within their organization.
Health360 classes are temporarily suspended. Click here to learn more about community resources and virtual classes.
The Health360 program offers nutrition education, obesity prevention classes, family cooking experiences, financial wellness; and social-emotional learning opportunities. Classes are offered in three to seven-week sessions at Campbell Park Recreation Center, Thomas “Jet” Jackson Recreation Center and the Sunshine Center. All sessions are FREE and include a FREE $10 produce voucher with every class attended. Class size is limited and registration is required. Click here to register.
Fresh Rec Stop
The Fresh Rec Stop program is temporarily suspended.
The Fresh Rec Stop program aims to increase access to fresh produce at affordable prices in convenient locations throughout the community. There are six Fresh Rec Stop locations throughout the city including five Recreation Centers and Boyd Hill Nature Preserve. Additionally, healthy recipe tasting opportunities are available every other month at each Fresh Rec Stop.
Check out one of these Fresh Rec Stops near you!
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
Willis S. Johns Recreation Center
6635 Dr. MLK Jr. St. N., (727) 893-7756
Lake Maggiore Environmental Education Center at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
1101 Country Club Way. S., (727) 893-7326
Community Resource Bus
The Community Resource Bus is temporarily suspended. Visit Restart St. Pete to learn more about resources in your community.
The Community Resource Bus is a partnership with the St. Petersburg Police Department. Each month, the bus is at a different location throughout the city and brings valuable health and safety information to your neighborhood. The bus offers various free health screenings, provides information on housing, immunizations, and food pantries; and connects residents to other community organizations and resources.
HEALTHY EATING ON THE GO
The goal of the Fun Bites program is to increase the availability of healthy and affordable food and beverages in public facilities, citywide events, and city programs.
The Healthy Vending program aims to ensure access to better options in city-owned vending machines located in public facilities and employee workplaces.