Healthy St. Pete Empowering Change

Location: St. Petersburg, Florida, population 257,083

The Problem: Adults age 18 and older are consuming less than five servings of fruits and vegetables each day.

St. Petersburg accepted the challenge to eat play and live healthyHealthiest Cities & Counties Challenge Approach: This project will unite the University of Florida FIAS Extension, All Children's Hospital, American Heart Association and the Florida Department of Health to address both health behaviors and the built environment within St. Petersburg. The program will serve children, adults and seniors in low-income or low access areas of the city and designated food deserts and will work to invoke policy change regarding nutritional access and availability.  

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