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Youth Programs

Summer Food Service Program


The Summer Food Service Program has returned! The St. Petersburg Parks & Recreation Department has teamed up with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service’s Summer BreakSpot to offer FREE breakfast and/or lunch at City sites throughout St. Pete to anyone 18 years and younger. Whether your child is a participant in City summer camps, visiting the library, or at the Dell Holmes Splash Pad, they can enjoy a free meal with friends at one of the Summer Food locations. No registration required.


Find a Summer Food Location near you here.

Summer Food Serving Program


Healthy Kids aims to give St. Petersburg’s youth the knowledge and tools to live their healthiest life. Throughout the year, our team of Community Health Leaders work to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity and encourage health behaviors in children and families by offering interactive lessons on different dimensions of health, including mental, environmental, physical and well-being.  Healthy Kids utilizes the Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) Program, an evidenced-based curriculum based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Coordinated School Health Model. The model uses eight interactive components to encourage youth to practice healthful eating and increase physical activity.

Check out the Healthy Kids at Home curriculum for fun content and activities for the whole family. The social-emotional themed curriculum is available to use and download for schools, families and out-of-school time providers.


play packs

Healthy St. Pete partners to offer opportunities for children in the community to get and stay active by distributing recess Play Packs that included frisbees, balls, jump ropes and other play equipment for students to utilize during recess. To date Healthy St. Pete has distributed a total of 1100 Play Packs, to students in 20 schools in St. Petersburg.

Kids Yoga in the Park

Healthy St. Pete is partnering with Aetna, a CVS Health Care Company to implement the Mind Power Program aimed at reducing stress, encouraging healthy habits, and strengthening social and emotional learning. As a leader in health care, Aetna is committed to positively impacting communities and helping individuals on their path to better health. Mind Power program participants will receive once weekly yoga instruction and will have access to Inner Explorer, a mindfulness platform designed to support mental health and well-being of youth and teens. The city is offering this program to participants enrolled in elementary or teen before school care, as well as therapeutic recreation at no cost! 

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black and green Inner Explorer logo