HEALTHY KIDS AT HOME
Healthy St. Pete is excited to expand its Healthy Kids program by bringing content and activities to community-based camps and families at home this summer. Each week, camp organizers and parents can log on to the Healthy St. Pete website and social media to learn about the theme and download materials. The themes will feature social emotional topics such as friendship, bravery, and confidence. Lesson plans will include journaling prompts, physical activities, art and science projects, as well as simple recipes. Community members and camp programmers will be encouraged to share feedback and post pictures on social media channels while participating in Healthy Kids at Home programming.
On each Monday for the 10 weeks of summer, a new blog will be posted with a document to download and share. Be sure to check back each week for new ideas to keep your family healthy and active all summer.
In addition to the online component, Healthy St. Pete will provide 25 FREE take home kits each week at the Dell Holmes Park Summer Food Service Program for families to participate at home.
Healthy Kids is specifically aimed at giving kids in St. Petersburg the knowledge and tools to live their healthiest and best life. Our team of Community Health Leaders work to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity and encourage health behaviors in children and families through our St Pete Healthy Kids programs.
Once a month, Healthy St. Pete staff members lead elementary-age children in nutrition and fitness lessons at each of the City of St. Petersburg’s 11 recreation centers. Topics include trying new fruits and vegetables, learning about hidden sugar in beverages, and the importance of drinking water.