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  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

By: Margaret Murray, Museum of Fine Arts Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg is a Healthier Together Certified Workplace   As the Curator of Public Programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, my professional focus has always been the MFA’s public spaces, performing arts venue, and gardens—not the collection galleries. Most of the museum programs I’ve overseen have been centered on exhibitions in one of our five rotating galleries, with our vast permanent collection serving only—for me, at least—as a scenic

By: Melissa Scoggin, Community Health Leader   October is known for pumpkins and spooky Halloween fun, but we also need to remember that October is breast cancer awareness month. As we continue the fight the battle against various cancers, we want to spotlight some super foods that can help boost the immune system while combating cancer. Keeping your immune system healthy is an important part of overall wellbeing. However, for cancer patients a strong immune system is crucial. According to the recent article “Superfoods

By: Madeline McNaughton, Brick Street Farms (Healthier Together Certified Workplace)   Brick Street Farms is leading the way in the evolution of agriculture and doing it the right way! As we all become more aware of the impacts of climate change and where agricultural monoliths are falling short for our communities, we see a glaring emphasis on the need for institutional change and a focus on our communities’ health and wellbeing. St. Petersburg residents deserve access to nutrient-rich foods without struggle or strife. That

Test your Healthy St. Pete knowledge with this fun crossword puzzle!  Click the puzzle to download a version to print. Share with a friend and bring your completed puzzle to the next Get Fit St. Pete class to trade in for a prize!    

By: Lana Stevanovic, St. Petersburg Fire Rescue Training Coordinator    As Fire Prevention Week approaches, St. Petersburg Fire Rescue would like to remind residents to “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety.” St. Petersburg is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA®) to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety.” The NFPA has been the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for over 90 years. This year’s campaign, October 3-9th,  works to educate everyone about simple

A diet rich in nutrients is one of the best ways to prevent illnesses. Immunity boosting vitamins found in fruit and vegetables help build a strong defense against sickness and disease. By eating a variety of produce, you gain the natural strength to protect yourself from viruses and bacteria. The Immune System The immune system includes complex parts of the body like cells, tissues, and organs that fight germs and infections. It is important to do everything you can to keep these

By: Daven Borders, Community Health Leader   Pickleball is a net sport that fuses the components of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong using a paddle and a Whiffle ball. It resembles tennis because a pickleball player hits the ball back and forth over a net to gain points. But the pickleball court is much smaller than a badminton or tennis court.   Brief History In 1965, a family in Bainbridge Island, Washington had a dog named Pickles. Along with their friends the family devised a fun

  Access to healthy, affordable food is vital for a sustainable community. A strong local food system improves health, promotes equity, and strengthens our economy. The Healthy St. Pete team works with the Office of Sustainability & Resilience and urban agriculture stakeholders to collaborate on community wide access to food & nutrition.    There is a rising demand for sustainably produced, local food in cities. In response, St. Petersburg City Council approved related ordinance amendments to expand opportunities for the production and sale of