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By: Brandon McIntosh, Health Educator, Florida Department of Health - Pinellas   As a Health Educator for the School-Based Health Centers through the Department of Health in Pinellas County, I educate students about health and nutrition while working to promote healthy behaviors. My work also joins key stakeholders in working towards addressing the concerns of youth in Pinellas County. The School-Based Health Centers work to address barriers for students and families in Pinellas County.   The goal of the School-Based Health Center program is

Mental health resources are endless, but figuring out where to start and knowing where to look can be hard. Your family's mental health is just as important as your mental health. Keep reading for an insightful blog from Justin McClain with Home Again Counseling that walks through the steps of finding the right counselor for your teen in St. Petersburg. By: Justin McClain, LCSW Co Owner/ Therapist Healthier Together Ambassador   "Finding a mental health counselor for your teen is hard. Finding the “right”

  The Healthy St. Pete mission is to build a culture of health by making the healthy choice the easy choice through a collaborative, community effort. Healthy Helper volunteers will assist with a variety of tasks throughout the year including: Promotional Events Get Fit St. Pete Classes Fit City 5K Healthier Together Workshops Neighborhood Association Communication Food Pantries

This is a fun and simple recipe that kids love to help prepare.  Younger children can help sprinkle the cinnamon and older children can practice knife skills by cutting the apples. 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 our recipes?  Click here to see when Chef Melissa is scheduled for

By: Daniel T. Debaun, Engineer, Author, Telecommunications Executive DefenderShield Healthier Together Certified Workplace "Picture this: Your alarm goes off in the morning, and you wake up to start your day. Before getting out of bed, you check all of the notifications on your phone. Maybe you do some morning yoga or go on a walk. While you’re making breakfast or waiting for your morning coffee, you scroll through all your social media apps to pass some time. At work, you go throughout your day

This quick recipe can be adapted to include your family's favorite veggies and types of cheese.  Mix it up and bring the kids shopping for ingredients so they can choose something new to try. 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 our recipes?  Click here to see when Chef Melissa

  Looking for a new way to enjoy a turkey dish this Thanksgiving season?  Try this healthy burger recipe with the family, kids enjoy making the burgers and adding their own toppings. 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 our recipes?  Click here to visit chef Melissa at a cooking demo

St. Pete Run Fest has partnered with Humana Healthy Horizons, Healthy St. Pete and the City of St. Petersburg community wellness initiative, to help address access to physical activity equipment and education.  As a result of the collaboration, Healthy St. Pete distributed 644 Recess Play Packs to 22 elementary schools in St. Petersburg in September 2021.  These Recess Play Packs included frisbees, balls, jump ropes and other play equipment for students to utilize during unstructured free-play recess.   In 2017, Florida legislators