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Anyone who’s ever organized a dinner party has had a small taste of what it takes to meet disparate interests. The selection and planning process can be a painstaking “she-eats-this-but-is-allergic-to-that” journey. Okay, imagine every single guest has these different, often life or death needs and now you have a taste of collaboration between multiple organizations. St. Petersburg’s Healthy St. Pete initiative has taken on this feisty collaborative role as the mobilizing force of the newly formed Health360 program. Born out of

ST. PETERSBURG, FL (August 7, 2018) – The League of American Bicyclists, the national bicycling and advocacy organization, has recognized 11 more St. Pete businesses with the Bike-Friendly Business (BFB) certification. This totals 32 certified bike-friendly businesses in St. Pete, ranking the city No. 4 in the nation.   Read More: City of St. Pete Press Release Originally published August 7, 2018

Healthy St. Pete is part of the Health in All Policies (HiAP) Pinellas County Collaborative. The HiAP Pinellas County Collaborative releases a monthly newsletter, The Policy Brief, which provides an overview of the initiative’s happenings, partner biographies, community perspectives on the interrelation of health and various sectors, opportunities for engagement, and more. Click here if you would like to subscribe to The Policy Brief

Healthy St. Pete is part of the Health in All Policies (HiAP) Pinellas County Collaborative. The HiAP Pinellas County Collaborative releases a monthly newsletter, The Policy Brief, which provides an overview of the initiative’s happenings, partner biographies, community perspectives on the interrelation of health and various sectors, opportunities for engagement, and more. Click here if you would like to subscribe to The Policy Brief    

The Tampa Bay area is at the top of another list, but this time it’s not a list that we necessarily want to celebrate. However, it does deserve a call to action. Tampa Bay area is ranked number FOUR in a list of cities receiving the highest level of Ultra Violet (UV) exposure. UV light is an invisible, electromagnetic radiation emitted by the sun. We are just behind San Juan, Honolulu and Miami. The Vision Council compiled the list by analyzing data from the

The Community Resource Bus The Community Resource Bus is a partnership with the Department of Health - Pinellas (DOH - Pinellas), the St. Petersburg Parks & Recreation Department, and the St. Petersburg Police Department to help citizens understand community health and find public information to pursue a healthier lifestyle. Target Areas: Public health information - housing, children (daycare, WIC), dental, primary care, mental health, substance use, senior services, and food security Municipal information - Parks & Recreation, Codes, Law Enforcement (crime and

Eat Seasonal With the abundance of seasonal produce that the Sunshine state provides, it’s a great time to add some colorful and nutritious variety to our meals this summer. Eating seasonal produce gives us maximum freshness and flavor. Florida offers a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs in every season. In the table below are a few summer seasonal highlights that can be found in grocery stores at reasonable prices. Avocados Eggplant Passion fruit Basil Guava Mushrooms Watermelon Parsley Lychee Peanuts Carambola Mint Spotlight Mangoes Mangoes

A Family’s guide to slaying the Beast in OBESITY According to the National Institute of Health, “A person is more likely to become obese if a close friend or family member has put on some pounds.” After reading the article Friends and Family May Play a Role in Obesity, I began to reflect on my own weight gain and who in my circle could be affected by it. I realized it was the MVP of my family, my dearest confidant, my mother.

As a chef, healthy eating is at the forefront of almost everything I do. Not to say that everything I cook is healthy, at times it may contain butter, pork fat or rich cuts of meat. I do take into consideration health by knowing where my meats, fats, and produce are coming from. I know that my products are coming from a natural source, not pumped with growth hormones, saline solutions, flavor additives, antibiotics, pesticides and the list goes on. I

There are plenty of opportunities to add spontaneous play to your day - whether it is dancing around the house or playing at the park. Try keeping a bag of fun in your car including sneakers, towel and a ball of some sort. The city has numerous parks, trails, and beaches to get outside and move around.    If you are seeking a more organized form of weekly play, there are leagues offered for numerous sports for both adults and youth.