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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 download an app to share

Healthier Together Ambassador, Mallory Carteaux, has helped to kick off the Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital's Fit4Allkids program. The program provides wellness education to kids, teens, and their families and includes education on nutrition, mental health, sleep, and physical activity through a variety of hands-on activities. More information on programming is found here: https://www.hopkinsallchildrens.org/Community/Family-Health-and-Wellness/Our-Programs.   Physical activity is an important component of the program, as getting kids moving benefits all aspects of their lives! Kids and teens are encouraged to get at

By: Jill Edwards, MS, CEP; Crescent Lake Neighborhood Association Board Member Crescent Lake Neighborhood Association Healthier Together Certified Neighborhood   "The best way to stay well is to keep your immune system strong. Eat healthy, get plenty of sleep, and reduce stress. But what about exercise? Does it help or hinder the body’s ability to fight off infection? Epidemiological evidence indicates that regular moderate physical activity reduces the incidence of many communicable diseases, such as viral and bacterial infections.   In contrast to the widely

  Add some healthy greens to your dinner menu this St. Patrick's Day with this yummy Brussels Sprouts recipe.  Use your favorite seasoning blend to make this dish your own.  Try adding some other colorful veggies to create a healthy rainbow on your plate! Try it at home and click here to join our Healthy St. Pete Facebook group for more healthy news and tips.  Use #HealthyStPete on Instagram and follow @StPeteParksRec. Want to learn more about the Fresh Rec Stop program and

By: Daven Borders, Healthy St. Pete Community Health Leader Let's face it - starting a new exercise regimen can be intimidating and often the best thing to do is a little research. There are many types of exercise out there, research is the best thing to do when you do not know where to start because you will learn essential information that you would not know otherwise. Chances are you may have come across some 'facts' about exercising that are myths. A

We are thrilled to announce that Healthy St. Pete has received a generous sponsorship from BayCare to expand the Fresh Rec Stop program. This sponsorship will expand Fresh Rec Stop produce coolers to recreation centers on the city’s west side.  The west side centers that will be receiving the refrigerators are, Childs Park, Campbell Park, Gladden Park and J.W. Cate.  Click here to view all Fresh Rec Stop locations. The new expansion brings produce coolers to the City’s west side. Visitors to

By: Trish Blocker, Employee Wellness Coordinator W3 Insurance Healthier Together Certified Workplace   "I like to say that wellness is the ‘fourth W’ at W3 Insurance. As the wellness coordinator for the St. Petersburg-based company, I spend my days helping clients achieve healthy workplace outcomes. That includes my own employer, which was recently named a Healthier Together Gold Partner, and it means something different to each employee group. Throughout my years crafting programs to nudge people toward healthier lives, I’ve gathered an advice tidbit or