About Us

FLIPANY is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving lives in South Florida communities. We secure access to healthy meals, provide hands-on nutrition education, and mentor youth in physical education programs throughout Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties. FLIPANY started in 2005 with one recreation site; we now provide services in over 450 community locations.

Mission & Vision

FLIPANY’s Mission:

To build health equity through healthy meals, nutrition education, mentored physical activities, and wellness initiatives.

FLIPANY’s Vision:

Our work will be finished when every child has the opportunity to live a healthy life no matter where they live.

5 Ingredients of FLIPANY

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Community Engagement
Using a community-based service approach to reach participants where they are-FLIPANY provides local organizations with custom designed opportunities to enhance their existing services. FLIPANY works hand-in-hand with these local organizations, and the populations they serve, to evaluate need, design evidence-based solutions and implement change. These value-added individual or group-based wellness solutions include direct nutrition education,physical activity programming,health promotion, and intervention strategies. This programming is provided on-site at locations such as early childcare centers, schools, community centers, parks and recreation programs, medical centers and other partner sites throughout the community.
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Advocacy
Underlying the immediate causes of health disparities,inadequate supportive legislation, weak sector collaborations, poor health and nutrition infrastructure, and inadequate community participation and engagement, among other sall play a role. These are critical challenges that need to be addressed through an inter-sectoral approach guided by sector-specific roles and commitments with measurable indicators. FLIPANY’s health and wellness advocacy initiatives work to affect change within institutional systems and structures,as well as people’s attitudes, to reduce health disparities and address social determinants of health related to nutrition, physical activity, health literacy and food security. This advocacy includes implementing short-term activities and interventions to influence local, county and state policy and build sustainable solutions for long-term improvements.
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Education
Nutrition education is an evidence-based,cost-effective way to improve health outcomes and foster healthy eating habits for a lifetime. Utilizing evidence-based strategies and curriculum, FLIPANY custom designs nutrition education and wellness programing to meet the needs of organizations across multiple sectors of the community. From children to seniors and employers to community outreach organizations, FLIPANY works within the existing framework of partner organizations to provide meaningful educational programming that is engaging and makes a measurable and impactful difference on the populations served.
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Healthy Meals
FLIPANY’s healthy meals and food security initiatives are focused on uniting food system stakeholders and the local community to take an active role in advancing health equity through healthy nutrition,increased awareness and access to healthy food in local communities. FLIPANY is Recognized by the State of Florida as an award-winning Tier III unaffiliated Food Sponsor and distributes (SOME MEASURE OF VOLUME) healthy meals to the community at over 450 partner sites through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). In collaboration with food system stakeholders, such as local non-profits focused on food distribution, FLIPANY helps coordinate resources and activities between existing efforts, provides logistical support, assists in identifying and addressing resource gaps in food commodities available,and assists in food collection/distribution resulting in a systematic unified community food system and increased access to healthy food in local communities.
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Evaluation
As a results-driven organization, FLIPANY relies on programmatic and organizational evaluation to collect information about initiatives and activities to improve effectiveness, make decisions, demonstrate impact and drive change.
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History

FLIPANY (Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth) was founded in 2005 by Lynne Kunins, our president and CEO. Lynne had been invited to run a team- building recreation program in the Carver Ranches neighborhood for children with parents in prison. She needed to get funding to expand the program to include all the kids that wanted to participate; she needed to create FLIPANY.

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Leadership

FLIPANY, Inc. was founded in Florida in 2005. FLIPANY has no subsidiaries, or parent corporations.

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FLIPANY in the News

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FLIPANY Hosts Chefs Up Front Miami …

The event will benefit the South Florida community Coral Gables, FL (August 16, 2022)- Florida I…

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The Best of Fort Lauderdale 2022 Winners Announced…

Fort Lauderdale, FL- Fort Lauderdale Awards FLIPANY the Best Place to Volunteer Award. Read Mo…

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FLIPANY Awarded National Grant by USDA…

Federal grants provide FLIPANY with the opportunity to help the community  Dania Beach, FL …

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Create A Healthier Community

Using a community-based service approach to reach participants where they are – FLIPANY provides local organizations with custom-designed opportunities to enhance their existing services. FLIPANY works hand-in-hand with these local organizations, and the populations they serve, to evaluate needs, design evidence-based solutions, and implement change. These value-added individual or group-based wellness solutions include direct nutrition education, physical activity programming, health promotion, and intervention strategies. This programming is provided on-site at locations such as early childcare centers, schools, community centers, parks and recreation programs, medical centers, and other partner sites. Working together, FLIPANY and over 600 partner organizations strive to create healthier South Florida communities.