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By: Melissa Scoggin, Community Health Leader   Florida might be known for oranges and citrus, but did you know that 34% of tomatoes in the U.S. also come from the sunshine state? Unless you grow your own fruit and vegetables, it might be hard to tell what’s in season. This short guide will help you know your seasonal Florida produce better, and in turn, save you money when you buy at the right time. Spring Spring is the perfect time to grow Florida avocados.

  Enjoy six weeks of live, virtual classes held every Wednesday evening • Cook along with Chef Anita from Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, or simply watch and learn • Encourage kids to try new foods as they help prepare recipes • Learn about healthy eating habits • Receive FREE produce prior to class   Register and learn more about the other Health 360 classes here >>> http://bit.ly/HSPSignUp  

By: Daven Borders, Community Health Leader   Have you ever gone more than a few hours without standing up from your desk? Many modern-day jobs are sedentary, causing people to be less physically active throughout the day. During eight-hour workdays, people may find themselves sitting and looking at a screen without any physical activity. This can put a lot of stress on their neck and back, resulting in poor posture and inflexibility Added to all the sitting they do; they also must

Healthy St. Pete has partnered with the NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, to offer education classes and support for individuals and families faced with mental health needs. NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. They provide advocacy, education, support, and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives. Click here to find out register

By: Amy George, St. Petersburg resident   Pandemic Boredom hit hard in July of 2020. My daughter, Rachel Crozier, and I spent one evening in full pity-party mode, whining about the monotony of the days. Even our 5:30 a.m. walks had become dull. We both knew every street and house within a two-mile radius of our homes. We were desperate for some new scenery. Then Rachel had an inspiration: what if we tried to visit every park in St. Petersburg on foot —

By: Daven Borders, Community Health Leader   No matter how you feel about exercise, it is not difficult to see all the benefits that it brings. Of course, everyone has their reasons for why they start working out but adding it into your daily routine is highly beneficial. A regular exercise routine can help you boost blood flow, decrease stress, ensure you stay hydrated, keep you lean, and increase your overall strength. So, no matter what kind of exercise you take up, walking,

Mayor Rick Kriseman issued a proclamation urging residents to make the decision to increase the consumption of healthy plant-based foods and take steps improve their environment by proclaiming April 19, Meatless Monday.  The Meatless Monday movement was created in partnership with the John Hopkins Center for a Livable Future and encourages people to decrease the amount of meat in their diet to support personal and environmental health one-day per week. Healthy St. Pete supports efforts to increase healthy foods into

By: Melissa Scoggin, Community Health Leader   Americans spent over $1 trillion on eating out in 2019. It is much cheaper, and often healthier, to prepare and eat food at home. However, if buying healthy food seems too expensive, look at this easy guide on how to shop for healthy groceries on a budget. Plan Ahead Making healthy home cooked meals is easy if you plan ahead. Decide what meals you want to make and keep a grocery list before shopping. You can even