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  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

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!