Junior League of St. Pete

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VOLUNTARISM

The Junior League of St. Petersburg is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community though the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.  It’s purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.  Through JLSP’s Kids in the Kitchen program, we partner with the Sanderlin Family Center to educate food insecure, school-aged children in South Pinellas County, promote child health & wellness, and encourage education in movement and exercise.

The Junior League of St. Petersburg is pleased to announce that we are bringing back the Kids in the Kitchen program to Pinellas County.
We have partnered with the St. Petersburg Parks and Rec department and Healthy St. Pete to help address our food insecurity and nutrition epidemic in Pinellas County.
Pinellas County Facts, courtesy of JWB
  • Over 50% of all school-aged children qualify for free or reduced school lunches.
  • More than 7,000 children are considered chronically hungry and go to bed hungry at night.
The objective of the Kids in the Kitchen program is to educate food insecure school-aged children in South County, to promote child health & wellness, and encourage education on movement & exercise. This would empower children to make healthy lifestyle choices and help reduce childhood obesity & its associated health risks. We are hosting 5 events this league starting on November 19th.
Over the past few months, we have been working closely with registered dieticians to help create the Kids in the Kitchen curriculum. The program consists of a one-hour class, once per month at various recreation centers.  The class educates participants on the importance of nutrition and wellness, and consists of the following components:
  1. Lesson about nutrition, food and healthy eating,
  2. Physical activity,
  3. Hands on investigation of food and food preparation, and
  4. Provides a “Take Home Bag” containing a healthy snacks and/or meal(s).

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