28 Feb 2015

Fit Kids Eat Launches at the Southern Exposure Produce Council Conference

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We are so excited to be attending the 2015 Southeast Produce Council Southern Exposure conference in Orlando, Florida. This is an amazing opportunity for us as we launch our Fit Kids Eat initative with Food Revolution Tampa. We will be partnering with healthy produce, brands and organizations that are passionate about feeding kids healthy food!

At Fit Kids Playground we talk about moving more, eating healthy and pushing away the screen. It has always been our mission to educate parents and empower them to make simple changes in their life to get healthy. We believe in the power of play as exercise and eating simple and healthy foods. Pushing awaaay the screen is a way of life that encourages families to get outside, go travel and get active in any way!

We are excited to form new partnershipsin this endevor as we embark on this new feature for our Fit Kids audience.

Please connect with us if you are interested in learning more!

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Thank you to the Tampa Bay Bloggers and Produce For Kids for the invitation to attend this event!

26 Feb 2015

NCAA, Final Four, USF Athletics Partner to help Feeding America Tampa Bay

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Fit Kids Playground is proud to announce that we will be helping the NCAA, USF Athletics and Feeding America Tampa Bay to pack bags for our community! There will be an NCAA Community 101 event next Monday, March 2 at USF to feed local youths in the area with Feeding America Tampa Bay. Kids will come together and help “pack the bags” in a competition with each other to help provide weekend meal bags for local students. Players from the USF women’s basketball team will be in attendance and they will speak to the girls at the beginning. Group tickets to the game are also available for purchase.

Each participant and their parent/guardian/ chaperone will receive a free ticket to the USF vs. UCONN Basketball game!

Must be 10 years and older. Please register here.

The NCAA Women’s Final Four will be held in Tampa Bay April 5 & 7 at the Amalie Arena.

Visit Tampa Bay Sports Commission for more information.

18 Jan 2015

Push Away The Screen: Tampa Bay Kids Triathlon 2015

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Tampa Bay Kids Triathlon

Fit Kids Playground Youth Triathlon Training Tips

We wanted you to be the first to know that we have opened up registration for this year’s Kids Triathlon. This event will take place on March 21, 2015 at Busch Gardens’ Adventure Island!

If you want a heads up on how awesome this youth sports event is, check out our recap of 2014 here.

Be sure to register early as prices increase February 1st.

To register, or find out additional information, please visit: http://www.tampabaykidstriathlon.com/

*Tag your pictures on social media with #FitKidsTampa so we can share!!!

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates and more information with savings, tips for training and more!

Click here for tips on training for a youth triathlon.

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16 Jan 2015

Push Away The Screen: Monster Jam 2015 Tampa Bay

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Monster Jam returns to Tampa Bay TWICE this year! Saturday, January 17 and Saturday, February 7 are the dates set for the ultimate monster truck shows at Raymond James Stadium. Get your kids away from there new tech toys and go have fun watching these 1,500 horsepower, 10,000-pound monster trucks compete in side-by-side racing and the fan-favorite freestyle competition where each monster truck gets up to 120 seconds to “wow” the crowd with huge jumps, wheelies, truck-spinning donuts, flips, and the destruction of cars, vans, buses, motor homes and more.

The two Tampa shows are completely different. All 16 monster jam teams will be at both events too! What a fun event to push away the screen! If you’ve never been to a Monster Jam, you are missing out! Approximately 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, monster trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds.

Speaking from experience, it’s a family friendly event that will keep kids captivated and excited!

At Fit Kids Playground, we encourage everyone to start pushing away that screen! According to Kids Health and the Kaiser Family Foundation, 8- to 18-year-olds watch about 4.5 hours of television a day. And the average kid spends 7 hours on all screen media combined (TV, videos, and DVDs, computer time outside of schoolwork, and video games).

If your looking for more great ways to push away the screen in Tampa Bay, visit Tampa Mama for her advice on the most fun things happening all over town!

16 Jan 2015

Bolt Family Carnival in Tampa Bay Support Lightning Foundation

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Fit Kids Playground has always been very thankful for the support of the Tampa Bay Lightning and tier community partnership for supporting the Fit Kids Playground event over the course of the last 5 years! Now it’s our turn to support them!

Support the Tampa Bay Lighting and make a difference in our community by coming out to the Lightning Foundation and the fist annual Bolts Family Carnival at Amalie Arena on Sunday, January 18, from 1pm-5pm! Sounds like the perfect Sunday Funday activity in Tampa Bay!

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You’re entire family will be treated to a good ol’ fashioned day of fun under the big top (Amalie Arena). All your favorite Lightning players and personalities will be on hand for autographs and more. Fun carnival style food will be available for purchase (all proceed go towards the Lightning Foundation) and popcorn is on the house!

With carnival style games and awesome photo ops (with the Stanley Cup, of course) you’ll be excited to be a part of the action all while supporting a great cause, the Lightning Foundation. They works with over 250 local non-profits to distribute funds and services. So come out and get excited about hockey season being in full swing! Can’t wait to see you there!

To purchase tickets in advance (prices vary based on the length of time you’d like to attend) click here for purchasing and additional details.

Follow us on Twitter the day of the event at @TampMama using #BoltsFamilyCarnival and as always, @TBLightning.

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