EAT HEALTHY

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Healthy St. Pete programs aim to show our community how eating healthy can be easy and fun for the entire family – no matter where you live or what you like to eat. We partner with community organizations to provide nutritional education classes, and cooking experiences. Check on out today!


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The Health360 program offers nutritional education, obesity prevention classes, family cooking experiences, budgeting and financial wellness learning opportunities. Classes are offered in 6-7 week sessions at Campbell Park Recreation Center located at 601 14th St. S. All classes are FREE and many offer a weekly fresh “Veggie Voucher” for redemption with our onsite fresh produce vendor! Find a class now!

Join us for breakfast or lunch!

We offer free breakfast and lunch to anyone 18 years old or younger.

FREE Lunch at Dell Holmes Park all summer long!

FREE Breakfast & Lunch at all City of St. Pete Recreation Centers and participating Libraries!

Virtual Progressive Dinners:
Support local establishments while keeping your goals in check. St. Pete makes it easy to enjoy the lighter side of foodie city…

St. Petersburg’s culinary scene is stepping up to the big time, joining major hubs when it comes to culture you can eat. Dining options found around the Burg are certified “foodie” status, with curious cuisine combinations to keep our palates eternally entertained. But what about the lighter fare compliments to all the bacon wrapped, deep fried onion stacked, melted cheese smothered delicacies? Finding the balance between social life and thoughtful eating, is food for thought, indeed.

We’re working to craft a series of “virtual progressive dinners” that will highlight ways to keep healthier eating patterns in check without cramping your lifestyle. Our great city’s options prove that enjoying the lighter side of “foodie city” is not only possible, it’s quite easy. While you’re on any one of the different routes, share the experience with friends, family, and followers using the hashtag #healthystpete.

Eat Healthy Blog Articles

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Three Ways to Bring Health into the Holiday
Inspired by the USDA’s “Ten Tips to make your Holiday Healthy”

Mark Trujillo

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Farm to Fork

Tyson Grant

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Go with What You Know

Jeffrey Jew

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We Are What We Eat

Kellie Gilmore

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Summer Eating

Jeffrey Jew

Questions about eating healthy? Ask your EAT Healthy Ambassador! Submit a question.

Healthy St. Pete Test Kitchen

Tune in with Deputy Mayor Dr. Kanika Tomalin at our Child’s Park Recreation Center test kitchen for a monthly series designed to provide a fun way for our partners to talk about their health and wellness initiatives; and discuss how they support our city’s overall vision of being a healthy community. Dr. Tomalin hosts a casual conversation in the kitchen, all while whipping up a healthy and accessible meal that can be easily made by any St. Petersburg viewer.

Season 2, Episode 5

Deputy Mayor Dr. Kanika Tomalin and Junior League of St. Pete's President Brynn Johnson get cooking on a healthy children's chili! What's even better - it is easy to make and a perfect recipe to make with kids.

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Season 2, Episode 4

Join us in the Child’s Park Recreation Center’s Test Kitchen for Season 2 of Healthy St. Pete Test Kitchen, with your host Deputy Mayor Dr. Kanika Tomalin and Rococo Steak’s Chef Matthew Rainey.


Season 2, Episode 3: Whoa, Rococo!

Join us in the Child’s Park Recreation Center’s Test Kitchen for Season 2 of Healthy St. Pete Test Kitchen, with your host Deputy Mayor Dr. Kanika Tomalin and Rococo Steak’s Chef Matthew Rainey.

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Season 2, Episode 2: A Rowdy and Healthy Spaghetti Pie

Join us in the Child’s Park Recreation Center’s Test Kitchen for Season 2 of Healthy St. Pete Test Kitchen, with your host Deputy Mayor Dr. Kanika Tomalin and Rowdies soccer player Darnell King. Together they make a lighter version of Darnell’s favorite- Spaghetti Pie!

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Season 2, Episode 1: Summer Poke

Join us in the Child’s Park Recreation Center’s Test Kitchen for Season 2 of Healthy St. Pete Test Kitchen, with your host Deputy Mayor Dr. Kanika Tomalin and local Birch and Vine Chef Jason Cline. Together they make a light and refreshing summer favorite- Tuna Poke!

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Episode 7: Game On!

Join Deputy Mayor Dr. Kanika Tomalin and guest Mike Alstott, former Tampa Bay Buccaneer and co-founder of the Mike Alstott Family Foundation, as they share their favorite game day and tailgating recipe- grilled chicken wraps: two ways!

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Episode 6: Food + Art

Join Deputy Mayor Kanika Tomalin and two guests this episode! MFA Editor of Food + Art Toni Lydecker teaches us how to make a Key Lime Pisco Sour Cocktail, along with local artist Maria Saraceno cooks her home town favorite Orecchiette With Broccoli Rabe – the true Italian way. Both talk about their part in the Museum of Fine Arts new cookbook Food + Art.

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Episode 5: Simply Perfect Roasted Chicken

Join Deputy Mayor Kanika Tomalin and Locale Market Chef Jeffrey Hileman as we learn how to roast a simple, yet delicious, chicken. Follow these easy steps to create the perfect holiday meal for family and friends.

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Episode 4: Quick Meals for a Family on the Go

Deputy Mayor Kanika Tomalin hosts her husband, and Tampa Bay Times Outdoor Editor, Terry Tomalin and Mayor’s wife Kerry Kriseman. Together they navigate the challenges of juggling busy schedules and growing, hungry kids – all while trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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Episode 3: Home Run Healthy Meal

Deputy Mayor Dr. Kanika Tomalin hosts Tampa Bay Rays’ Outfielder David DeJesus as they discuss eating healthy on and off the baseball field.

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Episode 2: Eating Local and Sustainable

Deputy Mayor Dr. Kanika Tomalin hosts Stillwaters Tavern Executive Chef and former Bravo Top Chef Contestant Jeffrey Jew as he teaches how to cook a healthy meal with local and sustainable products, on an average budget. Chef Jew gives our audience his tips on how to be an amateur gourmet chef in their own homes.

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Episode 1: Healthy Heart

Deputy Mayor Dr. Kanika Tomalin hosts American Heart Association Go Red Ambassador Katie Pemble and Baycare Nutritionist Dianna Thomas as they discuss heart health and cooking healthy for guests.

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