Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth (FLIPANY)’s mission is to empower youth and their families through physical activity and nutrition education programs while raising awareness and creating policies for a healthier community.
After fifteen years of experience teaching nutrition and physical activity to youth, Lynne Kunins established FLIPANY as a 501c (3) non-profit organization in 2005. She saw, first hand, the ill effects lack of access to nutrition and physical education had on children who were living in low-income communities. Lynne developed FLIPANY to address the health and education disparities in these underserved areas of Florida.
FLIPANY serves youth and families, including seniors, through collaborations with community centers, parks, and other social services agencies. Our innovative programs fight childhood obesity and hunger by focusing on healthy food preparation, food security, physical education and work-site wellness. Many of our programs include on site food demonstrations, nutrition education and cooking classes.
FLIPANY is the lead Florida partner of the Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters® Program, nationally sponsored by the ConAgra Foods® Foundation and Wal-Mart. Cooking Matter’s collaborative program model connects families with food by teaching them how to prepare healthy, tasty meals on a limited budget. Professional chefs and nutritionists volunteer their time and expertise to lead hands-on courses that teach adults, teens and youth how to purchase and prepare healthy foods in safe and tasty ways.
About Share our Strength
Share Our Strength, a national nonprofit, is ending childhood hunger in America by connecting children with the nutritious food they need to lead healthy, active lives. Through its No Kid Hungry® Campaign — a national effort to end childhood hunger in America by 2015 — Share Our Strength ensures children in need are enrolled in effective federal nutrition programs; invests in community organizations fighting hunger; teaches families how to cook healthy, affordable meals; and builds public-private partnerships to end childhood hunger, at the state and city level.
About Trips for Kids
Operating in the United States, Canada, Israel and Sierra Leone, Trips For Kids® (TFK®) has opened the world of cycling to over 100,000 at-risk youth since 1988 through mountain bike rides and Earn-A-Bike programs. At more than 80 Trips For Kids chapters we combine lessons in confidence building, achievement, and environmental awareness through the development of practical skills, and the simple act of having fun.
We hope you enjoy learning about our many programs.
There is something for everyone!
Let FLIPANY be the ingredient to YOUR healthy life!