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Youth Programs


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.

Learn To Play

Healthy St. Pete is excited to launch a brand-new fun and engaging program for the kids out there – the Learn to Play Series! This innovative 4-week workshop is designed to foster sport development and enhance physical literacy in a fun and dynamic way.

Upcoming Learn to Play series to be announced soon. 

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Summer Food Service Program

The Summer Food Service Program returns June 3 – August 9, 2024! The St. Petersburg Parks & Recreation Department teams 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

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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.