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By Garrett Simpson, NASM-CNC, Community Health Leader Did you know that cherries offer a plethora of health benefits thanks to their rich array of protective plant compounds? Notably, their anti-inflammatory properties may aid in conditions such as gout, heart disease, and high blood pressure. Meanwhile, stands out for its nutrient density, boasting essential vitamins like vitamin E, magnesium, and fiber. Its gluten-free profile makes it a go-to option for those seeking alternatives to wheat flour in gluten-free baking and cooking. Additionally,

By Garrett Simpson, NASM-CNC, Community Health Leader April marks the beginning of melon season, and various melons converge to create a flavorful mix in this refreshing fruit salad. Cantaloupe steals the spotlight, delivering a hefty dose of vitamins A and C, essential for vision and immunity. Honeydew melon joins in, enriching bone health with folate, vitamin K, and magnesium. A splash of lime juice adds zing and extra vitamin C, while honey's antimicrobial properties enhance immunity. Together, these ingredients compose a potent

By Garrett Simpson, Community Health Leader   This Kale Pesto is a great way to kick off the month. As part of a heart-healthy diet, kale can reduce the risk of heart disease by helping lower LDL cholesterol or “bad cholesterol.” Kale offers an abundance of nutrients that support heart health, including potassium, fiber, folate, and calcium. Basil provides additional heart-protective benefits, containing compounds like flavonoids and polyphenols that may contribute to cardiovascular health. Garlic is known for its potential to lower

By Garrett Simpson, Community Health Leader This Pineapple Refresher is great on a hot day or if you need sweet pick me up! Pineapple is rich in vitamin C. One cup of pineapple contains 78.9 milligrams (mg) of vitamin C. It is said that pineapple can improve bone health because it contains Manganese. Manganese helps stave off osteoporosis and improve overall bone and mineral density.     Did you know that you can find fresh, affordable produce near you? Healthy St. Pete‘s Fresh Rec Stop

Come join us for a live cooking demonstration! Chef Garrett will lead an interactive, Healthy Cooking Demo on preparing the Fresh Rec Stop recipe of the month. Healthy St. Pete’s Fresh Rec Stop program aims to increase access to fresh produce at affordable prices in convenient locations and provide monthly healthy recipe tasting opportunities at Fresh Rec Stop locations. 𝐃𝐚𝐭𝐞: Wednesday, Feb. 21st, 2024 𝐓𝐢𝐦𝐞: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 𝐋𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: Campbell Park Recreation Center, 601 14th St S, St. Pete, FL For more

Come join us for a live cooking demonstration! Chef Garrett will lead an interactive, Healthy Cooking Demo on preparing the Fresh Rec Stop recipe of the month. Healthy St. Pete’s Fresh Rec Stop program aims to increase access to fresh produce at affordable prices in convenient locations and provide monthly healthy recipe tasting opportunities at Fresh Rec Stop locations. 𝐃𝐚𝐭𝐞: Wednesday, Jan. 17th, 2024 𝐓𝐢𝐦𝐞: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 𝐋𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: Campbell Park Recreation Center, 601 14th St S, St. Pete, FL For more

Come join us for a live cooking demonstration! Chef Garrett will lead an interactive, Healthy Cooking Demo on preparing the Fresh Rec Stop recipe of the month. Healthy St. Pete’s Fresh Rec Stop program aims to increase access to fresh produce at affordable prices in convenient locations and provide monthly healthy recipe tasting opportunities at Fresh Rec Stop locations. 𝐃𝐚𝐭𝐞: Tuesday, Dec. 19th, 2023 𝐓𝐢𝐦𝐞: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 𝐋𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: Campbell Park Recreation Center, 601 14th St S, St. Pete, FL For more

Come join us for a live cooking demonstration! Chef Garrett will lead an interactive, healthy cooking demo on preparing the Fresh Rec Stop recipe of the month, Cranberry Mousse. Healthy St. Pete’s Fresh Rec Stop program aims to increase access to fresh produce at affordable prices in convenient locations and provide monthly healthy recipe tasting opportunities at Fresh Rec Stop locations. 𝐃𝐚𝐭𝐞: Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023 𝐓𝐢𝐦𝐞: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. 𝐋𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: Childs Park Recreation Center, 4301 13th Ave. S., St. Pete,

By Garrett Simpson, Community Health Leader For many that don’t know, December is in the middle of pomegranate season. Even though they stain my hands and clothes, I can’t get enough of that sweet and sour fruit. Pomegranates can help prevent or treat various disease risk factors, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, oxidative stress, hyperglycemia, and inflammatory activities. It is demonstrated that certain components of the pomegranate, such as polyphenols, have potential antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anticarcinogenic effects. Greek yogurt contains

Come join us for a live cooking demonstration! Chef Garrett will lead an interactive, healthy cooking demo on preparing the Fresh Rec Stop recipe of the month, Vegan Pumpkin Puree. Healthy St. Pete’s Fresh Rec Stop program aims to increase access to fresh produce at affordable prices in convenient locations and provide monthly healthy recipe tasting opportunities at Fresh Rec Stop locations. 𝐃𝐚𝐭𝐞: Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023 𝐓𝐢𝐦𝐞: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. 𝐋𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: Childs Park Recreation Center, 4301 13th Ave. S., St. Pete,