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03 Nov 2014

Fit Kids Food Revolution- November Challenges

No Comments Childhood Obesity, Fit Kids Food Revolution, Healthy Eating, Partners, Push Away The Screen, Tampa Bay

As the Food Revolution Ambassadors for Tampa Bay and for Fit Kids everywhere, we will be trying to engage more with you as a community to bring you more ways to get your fit kids involved in eating healthy. Again, remember the Fit Kids motto is “Real Kids. Real Change. Really Simple.” The official Food Revolution blog always has a monthly challenge that is issued to it’s ambassadors and in turn we would love you connect with us and help inspire others too! So join in! Play along! Trying something new is always fun!

As we head into November, they’ve got a new set of challenges for us! Bring on November!

November’s Monthly Challenges

1. Slow Cooking! We live in a fast food world, but this month we’re asking you to slow things down, try out and share your slow cooked food recipes with us. Challenge submitted by ambassador Christina Erickson

2. N is for November, and nectarines, and nutmeg… we want to see your recipes for dishes beginning with the letter N or using ingredients with the letter N. Challenge submitted by ambassador Jackie Rebideau. Check out to make sure that the food you eat is beneficial for your healthy smile.

3. Share your holiday traditions. Holiday season is almost upon and we want to know what your holiday traditions are and what food makes it to the table for your family gatherings. Send us your photos of traditional recipes, foods and the table set for a holiday feast!

Be on the look out via our social channels for prizes to help share your challenges with our audience! We can’t wait to see what’s in store!

What are Monthly Challenges?

Every month, there will be different challenges that inspire Food Revolutionaries to engage with their communities. They are designed to make deeper connections with the thought leaders in the real food industry and connect with family and friends through fresh food.

This is how we work with Food Revolution and how we engage the Tampa Bay community: At the beginning of every month, the challenges will be announced on the official Food Revolution Blog. The idea is to complete as many challenges as you can. As you complete the challenges, let us know how they went. We want to hear your stories, see your pictures and be able to show your successes through our various social media platforms. So get out there, have fun and make sure you share your story with us here in Tampa too – we could be highlighting what you’ve been doing to the world!

Stay connected with us on Twitter at @FoodRevTampa on on Facebook too!

Find out more about our Fit Kids Food Revolution in Tampa Bay and how you can get involved with us! We are always looking for ways to reach new people in the community!

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09 May 2014

Welcome Sports Authority to the Fit Kids Family!

No Comments #fitkids, #FitKidsPlayground, Active Kids, National, Partners, Tampa Bay

We are so excited to have Sports Authority on board as a Fit Kids Playground sponsor for 2014!

Sports Authority Mother's Day Coupon

The have shared a coupon for redemption this Mother’s Day with you, so go out and get Mom something she will enjoy to keep her healthy! We want our Moms to be around for a long long time and staying healthy is key!

We look forward to having Sports Authority out at all our upcoming events!

In the mean time, find a Sports Authority near you to see all the awesome fit kids toys they have to keep our kids fit and active!

06 May 2014

Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run Comes to Fit Kids Playground

No Comments #fitkids, Active Kids, Free, Healthy Events, Partners, Race, Tampa, Tampa Bay

Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run Team Comes to Fit Kids Playground in Tampa Bay, Florida

4:00 pm on Tuesday, May 6th
Curtis Hixon Park
Tampa, Florida

International runners will pass the Torch at Fit Kids Playground on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at Curtis Hixon Park.

A 12-member Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run team from 6 different countries left New York on April 19th and will be 4-months on the road running over 10,000 miles across the US, Mexico and Canada. Along the way the torch relay visits schools, youth organizations and local events to give everyone an opportunity to express their own wishes for peace. Millions of people in over 140 countries worldwide have participated in events with the Peace Run since 1987 as they strive to promote friendship and understanding among all.

Joining the team Today will be Cathy Oerter, wife of Olympian Al Oerter and co-founder of Art of the Olympians and Lesley Bush, gold-medalist in diving from the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Come hold the Peace Torch and run or walk as the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run team shares their experiences of harmony around the world and here at home.

For more information on todays events, please contact:
Marisa Langford
Founder, Fit Kids Playground

11 Oct 2013

The PlaySmart Challenge: Kids, Brain and Brawn in Tampa Bay

3 Comments #fitkids, Active Kids, Fit Kids, Healthy Eating, Non-Profit, Partners, Play, Push Away The Screen, Race, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Tampa Bay
Playsmart's Brains and Brawn Kids Adventure Challenge

Playsmart’s Brains and Brawn Kids Adventure Challenge

We are so excited to see a new kind of adventure race! One that takes kids to use their brains on a higher level. PlaySmart, a national non-profit organization that provides athletic and academic opportunities to America’s youth, will host the 1st Annual “Brains and Brawn” Kids Adventure Challenge in Tampa Bay on November 10th, 2013 at Al Lopez Park. How much fun does this sound: climbs/slides, mud runs, slime tunnels, tire rolls, low crawl spaces, sprint races and other elements throughout the park will be what kids are challenged to achieve.

Team are encouraged to participate together to “think” about how to compete in these adventures. Have a really cool team name and gear? Could win you a prize! Healthy snacks will be provided by GoGo squeeZ. And of course, everyone who competes (ages 5-14) will receive a medal.

There is an early bird discount and honestly, it sounds like so much fun! Hope your fit kids are ready to push away the screen for a day of a REAL adventure!

Sign up today!

02 Aug 2013

TradeWinds is THE Place For Families to Push Away the Screen!

No Comments Active Kids, Clearwater, Fit Kids, Partners, Play, Push Away The Screen, Review, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Tampa Bay

I live in Florida. It is hot in Floria during the summer. It is even hotter outside in Florida in the summer. Therefore, when I do plan an activity for the kids and I to do outside, it typically will involve water. Lots of it too.

We took the opportunity to spend the day at the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort as guests and experience what they had to offer families that stayed as resort guests. Let me tell you that summer in Florida never felt so good!

The TradeWinds Island Grand Resort is located on St. Pete Beach and living in Tampa, is only about a 40 minute drive, but so worth it to drive and play for the day or the weekend.

You are instantly transported to another level of vacation, even if it was just for a little while, I felt like I was on an island in the sun with my toes in the sand. It was beautiful.

With 4 kids in tow, we hit one of the 2 pools we had access too (they do have a third and it is for adults only…I know, right? How nice!) We played and played until they wanted to hit the beach where a flurry of kids activities were awaiting!

Everything from a 200 ft water slide, to bungie chord jumps, to a water play island in the Gulf and of course the beach (and a Cabana for Mom and Dad) made this day “the BEST DAY EVER” according to my kids.

We laughed, played, had lunch on the beach, had poolside snowcones and smoothies, and enjoyed the afternoon. The St. Petersburg/ Clearwater CVB has a slogan out this summer using #WhereSummerRocks. (It’s also a sweepstakes too!) This resort must be where the main stage is for this campaign, because this day ROCKED as well as it was a full day of fun in the sun with my kids and families. I know they will have great summer memories thanks to the TradeWinds Resort!

As a parent who is looking to book a family vacation, and yes, typically I am the one scouting out the location, I like to know what I am getting into. Please read below for my version of what you will find on their website. Or take a look at my post about the TradeWinds Island Grand to see what others has to say too! Trekaroo is a travel website that has reviews from real parents about family friendly vacation spots, along with tips and more!

About the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort:
From the website:A 20-acre beachfront playground, TradeWinds Island Grand was created with fun in mind. Bask beside one of five heated pools. Let the kids play at the KONK while you indulge in a massage or a romantic dinner. Explore our impeccably landscaped grounds by paddleboat along the meandering waterway. Give our concierge a call to arrange a fishing, golf or snorkeling excursion. At the Island Grand, your choices are limited only by your imagination. You pack your things, we’ll pack your stay.

Amenities that ANY family with kids will appreciate: 2 Pools, 1 Kiddie Pool, KONK (Kids Only No Kidding) Club with daily activities and more, free minature golf, Saturday night Pirate Show, poolside BINGO and games, paddle boats, 200 ft water slide with unlimited rides, hair braiding (extra cost), beach cabannas (available for rent to guests only), 2 tennis courts, beach volleyball courts, water sports and of course, sunshine, blue skies and sugar sand beaches.

In Room Amenities That ANY Family Should Know About:
The wide range of our guest accommodations offer many of the conveniences of home. All hotel rooms and suites include new flat screen high definition TV’s, pillowtop beds, wet bar area with mini fridge or refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, dishware and stocked mini-bar; hairdryer and lighted makeup mirror, iron/board, wireless internet access, in-room movies, voice mail and daily newspaper. Suites have a separate bedroom and a kitchenette with a stovetop.. All accommodations are non-smoking.

We write all our reviews on our partners website, Trekaroo. Check them out for all your family travel needs!

Florida resident discounts are available as are Labor Day packages!
**I was invited out to experience the TradeWinds Resort in return for my honest opinions about the resort. All opinions are my own.