First Steps Fit4Allkids
A community-based program for families focused on healthy lifestyles.
First Steps: Fit4Allkids is a free, fun and interactive program designed for families with elementary school-age children at an unhealthy weight or with rapid weight gain. We offer our six-week community program in cooperation with the City of St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation at Campbell Park Recreation Center.
We help families learn to make healthy lifestyle choices through hands-on education and fun fitness activities. Each session consists of separate child/parent nutrition and lifestyle information sessions, physical activity for all participants (either separate or as a group) and one family activity that relates to subject focus for the week.
Weekly topics include:
- Making healthy snack, meal and beverages choices
- Portion sizes
- Food label reading
- Family meals
- Age-appropriate exercise and fitness activities
About the class
Fit4Allkids is available to children age 7 to 12 who have been identified by their physician as being at an unhealthy weight. A physician referral is required to participate. At least one parent/caregiver is required to attend; however, the entire family is encouraged to attend.
Class meets weekly and children should be able to independently function in a class setting. Families should have reliable transportation and no other attendance barriers. Closed-toe shoes and active clothing is required. Participants should arrive ready to get moving!