11 Jan 2013

Tampa Fit Kids Food Revolution…Are you with us!?

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“Imagine a world where children were fed tasty and nutritious, real food at school from the age of 4 to 18. A world where every child was educated about how amazing food is, where it comes from, how it affects the body and how it can save their lives”. – Jamie Oliver

After watching his first show, Food Revolution, we were so inspired to REALLY GET INVOLVED with Jamie and his mission! We believed in everything he preached and felt we could help make a difference here in Tampa.

Fit Kids Playground is proud to represent with Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution in Tampa, Florida. As a voluntary Ambassador in Tampa Bay, we work in our community to fight for real food every day. We are working hard to make change actually happen!

We love to talk about REAL FOOD (#realfood) and FIT KIDS (#fitkids) so please join in the conversations with us on our social networks @FitKidsTampa.

Each month, the Ambassadors are issued challenges to get our community thinking in a different way about real change! We plan to use these challenges to get more of Tampa involved with Fit Kids Playground and the projects we support in our community! We also want to be helpful to others and hope to help you work in your community, organization or school to get things off the ground! We have a network of people, organizations, and local businesses that are trying to do the same thing and we hope to be able to connect more of you with programs that you might not have known existed!

Truck Farm Tampa

This month we would like to highlight our partnership with Truck Farm Tampa! Truck Farm is associated with Food Revolution as a way to get more people thinking about where REAL FOOD comes from! The documentary is about where food comes from and how one can grow something in anything! (If you are interested in an educational screening at your school, please contact us via our contact page.) We can’t wait to bring the Food Revolution to your school through Truck Farm Tampa! There are only 25 fleet trucks and Tampa Bay is one of them! We are looking for schools to visit in 2013 thanks to a sponsorship from Chipotle Mexican Grill!

Truck Farm Tampa is currently looking for schools that would enjoy a visit from the Truck Farm! We bring a variety of activities and would love to opportunity to inspire kids and adults about real food and how easy it is to grow!

What are you doing?

This month we would like to hear more about what your school is doing to make a difference? Have you started a wellness committee? Is there someone spear heading a wellness program that is offered to parents? Have you started a garden?

Please write in to us, talk with us on Facebook or Twitter, so we can learn about what you are doing and how we might be able to help keep that momentum going. We want to support you with the Food Revolution community!

For more information or tool kits to help get you started, visit the official Food Revolution site!

19 May 2012

Food Revolution Day!

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I have been inspired by Jamie Oliver since his show, Food Revolution, aired on TV.  Watching his passion for healthy kids, change and awareness about what goes in to our food struck a chord with me because of the work I had already started with Fit Kids Playground.  I had already begun watching more documentaries about food, our food process, the obeseity epedemic here in Amreica amon children, the food regulations that our school system has in place.  But I could tell that this fight was also far from over.

I decided to get more involved.  Fit Kids Playground promotes and supports Jamie Oliver’s mission by being a part of the Food Revolution here in Tampa!  You can join the conversation with us in Tampa through:

We have the same mission:  #realfood

We are excited to also be a part of the May 19th GLOBAL FOOD REVOLUTION DAY event!  We will be out at the Tampa Bay Markets Wiregrass Fresh Market on May 19th.  We will have healthy snacks,  a Fit Kids Playground area and would love to chat with local revolutionaries in our community about how what they are doing to support real food and real change among our community!

Our event can be seen on the Food Revolution Day calendar and we hope to see and meet many of you then!

So what is your take on REAL FOOD?  Is your business or organization standing up for real food?  We would love for more of you to get involved with us locally here in Tampa.  It might take an army to move mountains in this fight, but it has to start somewhere.  One person CAN make a difference!  We hope you will join us!

Event Time & Location:

Saturday, May 19th


The Shops at Wiregrass

28211 Paseo Drive

Wesley Chapel, FL 33543


24 Oct 2011

Happy Food Day Tampa Bay!

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Happy Food Day! Today, is the first time I am celebrating this holiday. Over the past year, I have taken a huge interest for my well being and have started to educate myself about what is “healthy.” Not only for my well being, but more importantly, for my children’s well being. Like every parent, I only want the best for my kids, and teaching myself about food seemed like a very important thing to do. And BOY, have I learned ALOT!
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