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


02 Mar 2012

Fit Kids Playground Awarded National Grant by We Can!

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Official Press Release

Fit Kids Playground Receives We Can!® Assistance Award to Help Children in Tampa Bay Maintain a Healthy Weight

Tampa, FL (January 31, 2012)—To help address the growing epidemic of childhood obesity, Fit Kids Playground has received an assistance award from the We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity & Nutrition)® childhood obesity prevention program. Developed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), We Can! supports local efforts to help children and families maintain an active lifestyle and a healthy weight.
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02 Mar 2012

Active Schools ASAP

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Listen up Tampa!

Your child’s school can win $100,000 for physical activity programs! In February, PHA honorary chair First Lady Michelle Obama kicked off a nationwide competition to find the best school programs and technology ideas that increase physical activity for kids. Read more

02 Mar 2012

Food Revolution Day- May 19th!

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Fit Kids Playground is proud to run the Tampa Food Revolution group! If you haven’t already joined us on Facebook, please check us out and like us to keep up with what is going on!!

We are excited to also announce the plans to participate in with Jamie Oliver Read more

10 Nov 2011

FRESH {the movie} Screening Tonight at MOSI

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If you haven’t seen this documentary, you just want want to stop by and learn a thing or two. Also, Chipotle will be there with FREE food and all proceeds (that would be 100%) benefit our very own local Sweetwater Organic Community Farm! Sounds like a great (free and cheap) date for a (healthy) dinner and a movie!
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