HEALTHY KIDS AT HOME
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. Coming in 2021, Healthy Kids is launching 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.
Healthy St. Pete distributed 500 Play Packs to elementary students in St. Petersburg in February 2021. The Play Packs included athletic equipment, art supplies, game ideas and curriculum to help improve social, emotional and physical health. Kits were distributed to areas of high need that have an elevated risk of obesity. Additionally, these kits were used as a supplemental resource for children who are in school virtually and do not have access to in-person physical education instruction.