St Pete Healthy News


  This quick and easy on the go morning cereal will help infuse some calm into your hectic morning routine. This energizing Cranberry Almond Breakfast Cereal is a recipe from the Academy of Nutrition Dietetics. Try it at home and share your creations using #HealthyStPete on Instagram. Be sure to join the Healthy St. Pete Facebook Group.   Did you know that you can find fresh, affordable produce near you? Healthy St. Pete‘s Fresh Rec Stop program aims to increase access to produce at affordable

By Jennifer Glowacki, Community Wellness Ambassador   One small change can change your whole life. If I cut 200 calories out of my daily caloric intake every day for one year, I have saved myself 73,000 calories. An example would be one beverage per day or one snack/mini candy bar. That is 20 pounds of weight loss through one small change.   Making change is about consistent and small steps forward. We do not get to 60 years old and then expect to save two million dollars to retire

  You are invited to join Healthy St. Pete’s upcoming Healthier Together Workshop on February 23, 2023.   Healthy St. Pete’s Healthier Together Initiative aims to connect local health and wellness experts, organizations, and residents to start a conversation on wellness in St. Petersburg through the Healthier Together Certification program and Healthier Together Workshops.   At the upcoming workshop, you can expect a program update from the Healthy St. Pete team, a mindfulness in nature activity, informative presentations from local wellness experts, as well as

By Erin Fitzgerald, Health Program Specialist   Each year heart disease kills more than 600,000 Americans and is the leading cause of death in the United States. Heart disease is preventable by incorporating healthy lifestyle habits. Building a strong heart is one of the best things you can do by incorporating exercise in your routine! People who don’t exercise are twice as likely to develop heart disease than those who exercise regularly. Experts recommend aiming for 150 minutes of moderate activity weekly.   Here

This quick and easy recipe from the American Heart Association is sure to be a huge hit! Sweet Potato Nachos are a perfect, heart healthy recipe for an afterschool snack or game day appetizer. Try it at home and use #HealthyStPete to share your creations! Follow us on Instagram @StPeteParksRec and join the Healthy St. Pete Facebook Group. Did you know that you can find fresh, affordable produce near you? Healthy St. Pete's Fresh Rec Stop program aims to increase access to

By Erin Fitzgerald, Health Program Specialist   Health360 is a comprehensive health education program that provides opportunities for St Petersburg community members to learn about health from a whole health perspective. Health360 programming focuses on nutrition education, obesity prevention classes, family cooking experiences, and financial wellness classes.   Why is Health Education Important?   Health education programs empower our community members to live healthier lives by improving the many dimensions of health such as: physical health, mental health, emotional health, and social health.   Health education programs, such

#fitlot #getfit #physicalactivity By: Justin Daye, Healthy Program Specialist   Are you looking to start a new exercise program this year? If you answered yes, you may want to consider trying our FREE Fit Lot series. Fit Lot is an AARP-sponsored, outdoor, fitness-in-the-park program that brings the community together while you participate in a healthy exercise program. This program is perfect for beginners and anyone looking to get started with a new fitness routine. This Fit Lot series is a circuit style workout that includes

By Justin Daye, Health Program Specialist The Healthy St Pete Division of the City of St. Petersburg’s Parks and Recreation Department was recognized at the City Council meeting on December 8th. At that time, we received an award from our newest community partner, Aetna, a CVS Health Care Company. As a leader in health care, Aetna is committed to positively impacting communities and helping individuals on their path to better health. The City of St. Petersburg and Aetna have recently partnered with Inner Explorer

  Are you part of a company or neighborhood group that is proud of the wellness promotion work you currently do?   Are you interested in looking for new and innovative ways to encourage healthy behaviors for your employees and members?   Would you benefit from being part of a supportive network of like-minded businesses and neighborhood groups at in-person workshops and online?   If you answered yes to any of the above questions, the Healthier Together Certification program may be for you!   The goal of the Heathier

By Meagan Young, Health Program Supervisor   St. Petersburg’s residents are known for helping take care of their fellow community members. This is especially true during the holiday months when expenses for families increase substantially, which can make it very difficult to provide nutritious snacks and meals.   Did you know there are numerous organizations throughout the city that provide support in the form of a Box of Groceries or a Hot Meal service year-round for community members?   Feeding Tampa Bay is a fantastic online