FLIPANY Awarded National Grant by USDA

Federal grants provide FLIPANY with the opportunity to help the community  Dania Beach, FL (August 1, 2022)- The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that it would award more than $10 million in Farm to School grants to 123 organizations in 44 states. Additionally, the USDA will distribute $60 million in non-competitive grants […]

FLIPANY Hosts Chefs Up Front Miami

The event will benefit the South Florida community Coral Gables, FL (August 16, 2022)- Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth (FLIPANY) and Memorial Healthcare Systems are excited to host the annual Chefs Up Front event in Miami. The event will offer a unique culinary experience for attendees, who will dine on a five-course […]

2022 Holiday Hope Drive

FLIPANY is hosting a Toy Drive for children in need and you can support by donating new, unwrapped toys for all ages, or simply order from Amazon and have them delivered to our office at 2860 W. State Road 84, Suite 103, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312. Online donations to purchase gift cards for teens in […]

Celebrity Chefs Are Raising Funds and Cooking Up Fun and Flavor to Help South Florida Kids 

West Palm Beach, FL (September 23, 2022)- Memorial Health Care System is excited to present this year’s annual Chefs Up Front event in West Palm Beach, benefiting Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth (FLIPANY), a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving lives in South Florida communities through ensuring access to healthy meals, providing hands-on […]

FLIPANY Hosts Chefs Up Front Miami 

The event will benefit the South Florida community Coral Gables, FL (August 16, 2022)- Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth (FLIPANY) and Memorial Healthcare Systems are excited to host the annual Chefs Up Front event in Miami. The event will offer a unique culinary experience for attendees, who will dine on a five-course […]

FLIPANY Awarded National Grant by USDA

Federal grants provide FLIPANY with the opportunity to help the community  Dania Beach, FL (August 1, 2022)- The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that it would award more than $10 million in Farm to School grants to 123 organizations in 44 states. Additionally, the USDA will distribute $60 million in non-competitive grants […]

FLIPANY Honors National and Local Partnerships

Partnerships help FLIPANY make a difference in the local South Florida community Deerfield Beach, FL (June 29, 2022) – Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth (FLIPANY) is honored to have the support of various local and national partners. The Healthy Students Healthy Community Partnership (HSHC) was developed to improve the health of Deerfield […]

Junior Chefs Cook with S.T.E.A.M.

Boca Raton, FL- The FLIPANY organization and The Salvation Army Northwest Community Center (NWCC) in West Palm Beach have partnered to provide a complementary six-week, Summer Camp Program for local Kindergarten to 8th Grade students.

Catch Kids Club

Fort Lauderdale, FL- Bring the kids for an afternoon of organized fun powered by FLIPANY, sponsored by Target and fueled Ocean Spray Cranberry and Snacks.

Say “Yes” to FLIPANY’s Fitness Program Youth Engagement in Sports (YES)

Homestead, FL- In efforts to encourage engagement among students in sports and new sporting opportunities and in efforts to increase consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables, FLIPANY with its two-year Youth Engagement in Sports (YES) program has been working with middle school students in Homestead, Florida, and has already seen great results with more students […]

Reducing food insecurity through empathy and outreach in Deerfield Beach

Deerfield Beach, FL- The prevalence of food insecurity is a problem in many communities, especially concerning families. Even in a time before COVID-19, the essence of every family having enough to eat was crucial but having healthy alternatives was important as well.  With the initiative of Healthy Students, Healthy Community [HSHC] program, progress is slowly […]

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Malnutrition is a condition that results from eating a diet lacking in nutrients. Malnutrition in children is especially harmful. The damage to physical and cognitive development during the first two years of a child’s life is largely irreversible. Malnutrition also leads to poor school performance, which can result in future income reduction. Adults who were […]

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Malnutrition is a condition that results from eating a diet lacking in nutrients. Malnutrition in children is especially harmful. The damage to physical and cognitive development during the first two years of a child’s life is largely irreversible. Malnutrition also leads to poor school performance, which can result in future income reduction. Adults who were […]

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Malnutrition is a condition that results from eating a diet lacking in nutrients. Malnutrition in children is especially harmful. The damage to physical and cognitive development during the first two years of a child’s life is largely irreversible. Malnutrition also leads to poor school performance, which can result in future income reduction. Adults who were […]

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Malnutrition is a condition that results from eating a diet lacking in nutrients. Malnutrition in children is especially harmful. The damage to physical and cognitive development during the first two years of a child’s life is largely irreversible. Malnutrition also leads to poor school performance, which can result in future income reduction. Adults who were […]

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Malnutrition is a condition that results from eating a diet lacking in nutrients. Malnutrition in children is especially harmful. The damage to physical and cognitive development during the first two years of a child’s life is largely irreversible. Malnutrition also leads to poor school performance, which can result in future income reduction. Adults who were […]

A Chefs Upfront & Fun Run Update!

Friends of FLIPANY,  The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly the increasing number of positive cases in our state and community, has caused us to rethink our approach to raising funds for children in need. After much consideration, we have decided to make our signature fundraisers fully virtual with your safety front of mind.  The Chefs Up Front Dinner […]

FLIPANY Chefs Up Front Miami

Coral Gables, FL- Chefs Up Front is an intimate dining experience where each table features a locally celebrated chef who prepares an exclusive five-course wine-paired dinner.

‘Turnip the Beet’ Recognizes High Quality Summer Meals

When thinking of summer meal programs, what comes to mind? Hot lunches and fresh produce bars? Themed menus made with fresh, local foods? Taste tests and cooking lessons? Summer meal sponsors nationwide are working hard to make sure these practices are the new norms, and the positive movement is spreading.

Cooking Matters Seasonality Chart

Eating in season has many benefits: you save money, your food may taste better and you get more nutrients from your food. To find out the peak growing seasons for many fruits and vegetables, check out Cooking Matters Seasonality Chart. Click below to download the PDF: Cooking Matters Seasonality Chart

FLIPANY FOODIE FRIDAYS!

It’s National Burger Month! Thanks MyRecipes.com for the Southwest Turkey Burger recipe! It’s National Salad Month! Thanks Cooking Matters for the Southwestern Black-Eyed Pea and Corn Salad recipe!  

FLIPANY FOODIE FRIDAYS!

It’s National Burger Month! Thanks MyRecipes for the Berkeley Veggie Burger recipe! It’s National Salad Month! Thanks Cooking Matters for the Brown Rice and Orange Salad recipe!

FLIPANY Foodie Fridays!

It’s National Burger Month! Thanks Cooking Light for the Portobello Burger recipe! It’s National Salad Month! Thanks Cooking Matters for the Northwest Apple Salad recipe!

FLIPANY FOODIE FRIDAYS!

It’s National Burger Month! Thanks Cooking Matters for the Chicken Burger recipe! It’s National Salad Month! Thanks Cooking Matters for the Moroccan Carrot Salad recipe!

FLIPANY Teaches Programs Using MyPlate

MyPlate nutrition education delivered at your location. FLIPANY’s registered dietitians and nutritionists introduce kids of all ages to the USDA’s MyPlate (the new Food Pyramid). These one-hour, location based, interactive classes teach participants how to choose nutritious snacks and meals, which meet the recommended daily food group portions and allowance, by understanding how to fill […]

5 Exercises with your Toddler

One of the most difficult tasks to do while taking care of your toddler is exercise! Here are some fun ways in which you can keep your workouts frequent at home, while still keeping a smile on your baby’s face.

New Dietary Guidelines Support Healthy Choices for All Americans

Let’s start the new year right! The Departments of Health and Human Services and Agriculture has released new dietary guidelines to encourage healthy eating patterns to prevent chronic diseases. “The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans is the nation’s trusted resource for evidence-based nutrition recommendations and serves to provide the general public, as well as policy […]

7 Ways to Sneak in a Holiday Workout

Holiday season is a popular time to travel. However, traveling doesn’t mean you can’t maintain your fitness level. Active.com has some sweet ways to sneak in a holiday workout on the go! Remember, even short workouts are better than no workouts at all.

Bond with your Family: Eat Together

“Eating dinner together regularly provides more than good nutrition; it enables family members to share their days with each other, relax, laugh, discuss social issues and strengthen family relationships,” says Janet Peterson, author of the book, Remedies For The ‘I Don’t Cook’ Syndrome. Before you’re tempted to skip the dinner table convo and head straight […]

Encouraging Your Child’s Sense of Humor

Did you know that a sense of humor is fundamentally important to a child’s growth? It is scientifically proven that on average, children who develop a sense of humor live a happier, healthier lifestyle. Laughing cannot only improve a child’s outlook, but can help grasp unconventional ideas or ways of thinking. So, before you shush […]

Workout While You Watch TV

Feeling lazy and want to stay home to watch TV? We know of a way you can kill two birds with one stone – take the TV workout challenge and squeeze in strength training during commercial breaks! Vary your workout by doing fun things such as ten pushups when a celebrity endorser pops ups. The […]

FLIPANY Volunteer Opportunities!

Did you know that volunteering could help you identify your true passion? If you’re in need of some soul searching, why not give back to the community at the same time? Volunteering lets you develop your skill sets and discover what you truly find interesting beyond the office! FLIPANY offers many volunteering options. Check them […]

Benefits of Early Childhood Education

Have you ever wondered if early childhood education has made a real difference in your child’s development? According to the Intercultural Development Research Association, IT DOES! Investing in your child’s primary education has proven to improve test scores, attend a four-year college, and have higher academic achievement. So invest in the doctors, lawyers, and public […]

6 Ways to Exercise Without Even Knowing It

Did you know there are ways to workout without changing your daily routine? Doing household chores such as washing your car and doing your own yard work not only save you money, but can also substitute for a work out. Check out more fun ways to stay in shape at eatingwell.com!

Fun Family Activities for Parents and Tweens

The bond you have with a toddler is different than the bond you hold you’re your teen. AboutParenting offers some original ideas about how to interest your pre-teen in family activities. Some ideas even include planning mini vacations and volunteering together. What better way to both benefit the community and build a solid relationship with […]

Give Miami Day 2015 Tomorrow!!

Make the change you can see this holiday season! Tomorrow, Miami will have the chance to donate to their favorite non-profit. Donate to FLIPANY to help allocate the resources they need to make a positive impact in the South Florida community! Donate tomorrow at

4 Science-Backed Ways to Motivate Yourself to Work Out

Did you know there are scientifically proven ways to improve your motivation to work out? Dailyburn.com lists 4 science-backed methods to keep you in the gym! From rethinking positive thinking to rewarding yourself with an extra episode of “the office,” there are some definite tricks to help keep you in shape. Tell us your favorite […]

Self-Esteem and Body Image for Teens

From toddlers to teens, all children have different perceptions of their body image and self-esteem. Feeling good about yourself affects not only your self-worth, but it can actually influence your diet and daily routine. It’s important to keep up to date on how your child feels about him/herself. That could be the root of undiscovered […]

Give Miami Day 2015

Feeling inspired to give back to the Miami community? Give Miami Day invites you to donate to your favorite Miami based non-profit. Be a part of this year’s Give Miami Day by donating to FLIPANY and help us empower the community through physical activity and nutrition programs! Mark your calendars to donate on THIS Thursday, […]

11 Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Do you love the holidays but hate the weight gain that comes with it? Avoid the unhealthy holiday foods by replacing those fattening side dishes with healthier ones! Reader’s Digest offers 11 alternative side dishes to the typical thanksgiving meal. No need to avoid the scale this holiday season!

How to Meditate in 5 Easy Steps

We live in a world where we’re constantly running around. It is extremely important to learn how to relax your body and breath, focus your mind, and sit resting in a place of stillness inside yourself at least once a week. It’s also a very important skill to teach your children. Yoga International takes us […]

FLIPANY’s Train the Trainer Program

If you or a loved one is a teacher, childcare professional, aftercare provider, or just enjoys giving back to the community, FLIPANY offers professional nutrition classes to teach your kids about basic nutrition concepts and cooking skills! Give back to the community by teaching the next generation how to take care of their bodies by […]

Start Your Own Family Traditions

Starting a tradition can contribute to a great family dynamic! It’s important to be able to look back on time you’ve spent with your family and remember certain things you always did together. If you’re not sure exactly how to start a family tradition, don’t worry! Parents.com has you covered, from identifying your family’s identity […]

FLIPANY Volunteers

FLIPANY is always looking for volunteers that share the same love for keeping children healthy as we do! If you or anyone you know would be interested in applying for the position, you can do so here to view all of the job postings!

Fun Fitness Games for Kids

With the rise of childhood obesity, finding ways to challenge your children to stay active and fit is extremely important! @Livestrong lists four different types of games that jog your child’s imagination as well as get them in motion.

FLIPANY Fun Run 2016!

FLIPANY’s fitness instructors are working with kids and teens in a 12-week running session for encouragement to develop a healthier lifestyle! The participants work through a series of lessons that help them set individual goals and learn how to be healthy. The 12-week program finishes with participants running or walking in the FLIPANY Fun Run […]

Fit Baby/Toddler Classes in Davie, FL

Love Pilates and love your child? Check out Mommy-And-Me special Pilates workouts for mothers in Davie, FL! Ellen’s Ultimate Workout encourages parents to use their little bundles of joy to stay in shape. Find out more now and sign up for classes here…

Take Care of Your Body!

Jim Rohn, the man many consider to be America’s Foremost Business Philosopher, shared his success philosophies and principles for over 46 years. Can you guess what one of his philosophies was about being successful? Taking care of your body…FLIPANY encourages everyone to take care of your body with physical activity and nutrition so you can […]

3rd Street Beach Yoga

Are you a Miami local and love to work(out)side? 3rd Street Yoga, a donationbased yoga class, takes place every morning and evening on the beach. FLIPANY loves yoga, the beach, sunsets and sunrises. We can’t think of a better way to get our bodies flowing with energy. Try a class today!

FLIPANY’s Nutrition and Cooking Education

Each day we make a million choices, so why not make the choice to eat right? FLIPANY offers six programs that will teach your toddlers and teens the importance of nutrition and eating healthy foods. Learn about the programs and get involved today!

10 Benefits of Physical Activity

Did you know that the earlier a child starts getting in shape, the more they’ll reduce their risk of numerous illnesses? Start perusing your children to be active so they can be physically, mentally and emotionally stable. Here are some of the benefits that physical activity offers your child…

FLIPANY’s Fit Camp

Go from couch to 5K ready in just 6 weeks for FREE with FLIPANY! ). In preparation for the exhilarating FUN RUN which takes place on the beautiful Hollywood Beach Boardwalk, FLIPANY is providing the community a chance to get fit during a training fit camp. The classes begun on Monday, October 12, 2015, and […]

Learn A Great New Dance For (And With) Your Kids!

There are more exciting ways to exercise than hitting the gym! Get involved with these easy-to-follow workout dance videos specifically designed by professional choreographer Benjamin Allen for children and their parents. So move your feet and workout to the beat!

FLIPANY’s Mountain Biking Camp

Summer has come to an end but you’re probably already thinking about what your children will do NEXT summer. Starting summer of 2016, FLIPANY will offer Mountain Biking camp for ages 9-14. Don’t let your child miss out on learning about healthy nutrition along with how to build a bike! What better way to keep […]

How to Plan a DIY Spa Day for Girls #KidsActivities

Being a mom is a full-time job. It’s often difficult to find time for yourself to relax and tend to your personal needs since you always have your little one by your side. What about creating your own spa day? It’s a great activity both you and your child will love! 5minutesformom.com has an easy […]

35+ SERVICE PROJECTS FOR KIDS

As the holiday season approaches, remember to foster the importance of community service with your family. One of FLIPANY’s principles is to teach children to give back to their community. Having your kids participate in food drives at their school is a great way for them to learn about community service. @KidWorldCitizen has great ideas […]

Get Fit with Your Own Home Gym!

In South Florida this time of year, it seems like rainy season in our sunny state will never come to an end! Is the gloomy, muggy weather causing you to skip your daily jog and making you way too lazy to head to the gym? We have the perfect solution for you… make your home […]

Eat a Colorful Variety of Fruits and Veggies

Tired of seeing the same dishes on the dinner table? Start dazzling your meals with colorful veggies and fruits to make eating healthy more fun! Mixing colors like red, dark green, purple, yellow, blue, white and orange will not only provide eye-candy for your family, but it will also give them a wide range of […]

Basketball and Football Afterschool Activities

Fall season is here, which means football and basketball season has arrived! In Miami Dade County and Broward County, the YMCA offers basketball and football as afterschool activities. These programs will give your kids incentive to be active! Interested? See if an afterschool program is located near you:

Mommy and Me Nutrition Classes

FLIPANY’s nutrition instructors teach classes to young children (3 to 5 years old) and their parents on fun, engaging nutritious food activities designed to give them a healthy start. Interested in attending a class? Check out our famed Mommy and Me classes here…

Summit School of Ahwatukee Recognized for Physical Fitness Initiatives

As parents we want to encourage our teens to be active outside the home and participate in energetic activities. Schools like The Summit School of Ahwatukee are being recognized as one of the @Let’s Move! schools. This program, started by First Lady @Michelle Obama, encourages kids to get out and move in their school environment. […]

10 Ways to Include Toddlers and Preschoolers in the Garden

Children learn so much from their parents and not only from their social environment outside the home. Gardening with your kids and teaching them about sustainability as well as healthy eating habits nurtures their hunger for the good things in life. Read these tips on ways to include your toddler or preschooler in the garden […]

FLIPANY and the YMCA

The YMCA strengthens communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. FLIPANY has worked with South Florida’s YMCA to teach toddlers and teens about the importance of cooking with ingredients high in nutrition for a healthy life. It’s always a blast!

10 Fun mommy-and-me activity ideas

FLIPANY encourages parents to join their children in all the fun activities that we provide. Looking for ways to create a fun, healthy atmosphere at home? Find creative ideas for mommy & me activities by reading here…

Feeding Vegetarian and Vegan Infants and Toddlers

Attention to meal planning is necessary to help young children, vegetarian or not, get all the nutrients they need for normal growth and development. Did you know for the first six months, all babies do best with breast milk? Find more at:

Teen Nutrition for Fall Sports

Fall is a great season for stop-and-go sports such as soccer, football and basketball.  Make sure that your active teen gets the necessary nutrients for endurance at the games. Learn the four key tips for fueling their workout here…

A Healthy Start to Reduce Childhood Obesity

Did you know moms-to-be need a variety of foods from all the food groups to get the nutrition needed for a healthy pregnancy? Pregnant women need a balanced diet including whole grains, fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, low-fat dairy and healthful fats. Having a healthy pregnancy can also help to curb child obesity after birth. Learn […]

Breaking Your Gradeschooler’s Unhealthy Food Habit

When you’re trying to break an unhealthy food habit, forbidding certain foods that are already in the home may lead to behavioral problems. Grade-schoolers feel more independent when they have options, so the key to helping change their eating habits is by making the healthy foods more accessible. Find out more about how to break […]

FLIPANY’s Chefs Up Front – Miami

We are ONE day away from Chefs Up Front Miami! Once again we team up some of South Florida’s most acclaimed chefs in taking the NO KID HUNGRY pledge at the 3rd Annual Chefs Up Front dinner & auction.

Summer Food Florida

Each year over 3,000 children are served daily for 45 days during summer vacations in partnership with the Summer Foods program. We are proud to have them as one of our partners!

FLIPANY Volunteer Opportunities!

Ready to start volunteering this season? FLIPANY has so many fun, worthwhile volunteer options. Email Laura at lalbertini@flipany.org if you want to help out with healthy kids cooking classes, physical activity lessons, or leading a healthy grocery store tour for seniors!

United Way Broward

ust like FLIPANY, United Way Broward unites our entire community to create significant lasting change in education, income and health…This is why we love working with them.

Healthy Mini Meals Your Kids Will Love

The school year has started which means life is about to get busy! Don’t let your kid’s busy schedule end up in hot dogs, hamburgers and pizza for dinner every night. Check out these HEALTHY, easy recipes your kids will love.

Zoo Miami Volunteers

There are so many different numerous ways that you can make a difference! Why not try something new and volunteer at one of the nation’s leading the zoos? Also, you can always volunteer at FLIPANY. Email Laura at lalbertini@flipany.org if you want to help out with healthy kids cooking classes, physical activity lessons, or leading […]

Eat, Play, Love

Babies start imitating their parents almost immediately, smiling when they smile, making similar noises. Young children, too, mimic their parents, repeating what they say and imitating mannerisms. Eating is no different… eating healthy starts with parent role models.

Cooking Matters™

Cooking Matters™ is a nutrition education program teaching youngsters and their families how to prepare healthy and tasty meals on a limited budget! FLIPANY is the Cooking Matters™ Florida Partner, check out the classes and join the team…

Build a Bike Today, Have a Skill Forever

Free Instructor Training: Help Teach Kids How to Earn a Bike – Build a Bike Today, Have a Skill Forever FLIPANY, a local non-­‐profit, leads free trainings for volunteer youth instructors Ft. Lauderdale, Florida – With funding from Broward Regional Health Planning Council, FLIPANY has a goal to expand the Earn A Bike program in […]

Parent to Parent with FLIPANY and WSVN

(WSVN) — No parent wants to hear their child is overweight, but if you do, how do you change their eating habits and get them to exercise? 7’s Lynn Martinez shows us how a new program is making fitness fun in today’s Parent to Parent. Most kids love spaghetti, but it’s not the most healthy […]

Go, Slow, Whoa into the New Year!

With the New Year upon us, why not join Early Learning Center directors, teachers and parents in adopting the Go, Slow, Whoa concept into your family’s daily routine? With the goal of reducing childhood obesity in Broward County, FLIPANY has worked with the Transforming our Community’s Health (TOUCH) initiative to spread Go, Slow, Whoa curriculum […]

Food Day 2014 Press Release

Food Day 2014 Post Press Release OVER 103,000 SOUTH FLORIDA STUDENTS AND PARENTS TOOK THE ORANGE CHALLENGE AND LEARNED ABOUT HEALTHY FOOD TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL FOOD DAY Residents of the Tri-County Area (Miami, Broward, and Palm Beach) answered the question “Orange you Going to Eat an Orange?” when more than 103,000 students and parents peeled […]

1 in 6 people Americans get sick from this every year?

1 in 6 people Americans get sick from this every year? If you answered Food borne illness you were right! According to the US Center for Disease Control and prevention 128,000 of the 15% of Americans that suffer from food borne illness end up in the hospital every year. FLIPANY Registered Dietitians and nutrition educators have […]

National Family Health and Fitness Day (NFHFD)

National Family Health and Fitness Day (NFHFD) will be celebrated on September 27, the last Saturday of the month. This is the Eighteenth year that the Health Information Resource Center (HIRC) has promote the national event in order to recognize the importance of family influenced physical activity. NFHFD is inspired by the US Surgeon General’s […]

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Childhood obesity affects close to 23 million youth throughout the US. These children aged 2-19 have a greater chance of developing chronic conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. Florida’s childhood obesity rate is 27.5% of all children are overweight or obese, and 27.7% of all Florida children are inactive, […]

What is your role in teaching healthy habits to kids?

You are what you eat…and possibly what your parents, teachers and friends eat! Role modeling is a simple concept that dives deep into the world of sociology. Role modeling is defined as: a person whose behavior, example, or success is or can be emulated by others, especially by younger people. The nutrition educators, Registered Dietitians […]

A huge win for South Florida and nutrition education!

Broward County Commissioners passed a law on Tuesday September 9, 2014 that requires all preschools applying for licensure to adopt healthy lifestyle standards in order to be approved for licensing. It was an amazing win for the team of educators and partners which was composed of: FLIPANY (Florida introduces physical activity and nutrition to youth), […]

How much is too much screen time for kids?

iPads, Television, Computers, smart phones oh my! Everywhere we turn around our children have exposure to a screen to play video games, have educational interactions or just watch cartoons. But how much is too much and how much screen time should there be at schools? Children under the age of 6 spend, on average, 2 […]

The Goodness of Grains

Grains are rich in B vitamins and fiber. Grains can be a great addition to a balanced meal and the nutrition educators at FLIPANY work extra hard to make sure that the TOUCH initiative encourages whole grains instead of refined grains. Whole grains include brown rice, whole wheat bread, quinoa, oatmeal, rolled oats, whole-grain corn, […]

Can you name 4 sources of protein?

Through the TOUCH initiative children are able to identify sources of protein through nutrition education provided by FLIPANY’s Registered Dietitians, nutrition educators and chefs. Protein is an important part of building muscle in children and can be found in animal and non-animal sources. Protein is made up of amino acids and each amino acids serves […]

Nutritious Snack Foods

Did you know that children participate in more than 1000 snack times throughout their lives? Have you ever thought about the foods that are served during snack time? Snack time is a great time to squeeze in a nutritious foods and FLIPANY is working with childcare center directors, teachers and parents on the “Transforming our […]

Ever wonder how much water your child should drink?

Is your child drinking the healthiest kind of milk? FLIPANY is working with childcare center directors, teachers and parents on the “Transforming our Community’s Health” (TOUCH) initiative.  FLIPANY’s Registered Dietitian, Brandi Thompson, helps parents and schools provide the best resources in order for children to attain a quality filled, healthy lifestyle. The (TOUCH) standards provide guidance for early […]

Press Release – FLIPANY Expands Popular Chefs Up Front Dinner

For Immediate Release   FLIPANY Expands Popular Chefs Up Front Dinner Evening of Culinary Creativity Benefits Local Families   Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (July 10, 2014) – Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition To Youth has added twelve additional tables to Chefs Up Front, the organization’s biggest foodie fundraising event of the year, and almost doubled […]

Miami Herald – Cooking Matters at the Store for Food Desert Residents

Want to conduct grocery store tours in your community? Take a look at this article in The Miami Herald. Contact FLIPANY if you would like training to lead a grocery store tour with your community center, church, or other groups who would benefit from the information. Thank you to Opa Locka Community Development Corp for being a […]

Palm Beach County – GREAT GIVE

  FLIPANY is expanding to PALM BEACH COUNTY – Help us continue to expand to Palm Beach County! DONATE on May 6th. On May 6th 2014, from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59:59pm, our nonprofit is participating in the GREAT GIVE, a 24-hour online giving event designed to raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits […]

Cooking Matters Miami Match Money!

Now, through October, every dollar you donate will be matched by a generous family foundation, up to $25,000. Get your friends and family to help you fundraise for this amazing opportunity! To make a “Friends Asking Friends” page, you must register first to get access to make your own personal fundraising page. Click here to register now! […]

National Nutrition Month – March 2014

March is National Nutrition Month! Developed by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, National Nutrition Month is designed to encourage people to make informed food choices and develop sound eating and physical activity habits. This year’s theme is “Enjoy The Taste of Eating Right.” The theme is a response to research that confirms taste trumps […]

Earn A Bike!

Do you remember the freedom you felt as a kid while riding your bike?  The speed? The wind? Learning how to finally ride “no hands”? This month, middle and high school youth at three Broward locations will get the opportunity to experience that same joy through Earn-A-Bike, our new after school program that teaches kids […]

Welcome to Our New Blog!

FLIPANY is passionate about food, health and nutrition. Our fun, hands-on programs and activities are designed to inspire children and families in low-income areas to embrace a healthier lifestyle. Look for us to share information on our programs and services, our thoughts on issues related to obesity and hunger, great events in the South Florida […]

Join Us on Food Day! – October 24, 2013

GOBBLE WOBBLE Link HERE Food Day is a grassroots campaign to promote healthy, affordable, sustainable food and push for improved food policies. This nationwide celebration was initiated by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) in 2011. This year, FLIPANY is partnering with a diverse coalition of food movement leaders and organizations including student […]

Chefs Up Front 2013 in Miami Herald

Check out the article in the Miami Herald about our Chefs Up Front event!!! Thank you to all the Chefs who participated, our sponsors, donors, and guests! We hope to see you again next year! And thank you to Jana Soeldner-Danger for reporting on this special event!

Chefs Up Front Miami Update

We only have 2 seats left for Chefs up Front Miami at the Biltmore. If you are interested in purchasing tickets please call 954-233-1286. There are tables and seats still available at the W Ft Lauderdale Chefs up Front event on August 23rd. Please click on the Ft. Lauderdale Link! to buy seats. See you there!!   […]

Chefs Up Front 2013 News Release

New Chefs Added For The Biltmore as of July 19, 2013 Chef Brian Nasajon, Sushi Samba New Chefs Added For W Ft. Lauderdale as of July 19, 2013 Chef Bryce Statham, Blue Moon Fish Co. ; Chef Robyn Almodovar, Featured on Fox’sReality Show Hell’s Kitchen ; Vitangelo Recchia, Indigo inside the Riverside Hotel. For Immediate Release Third Annual FLIPANY Chefs Up […]

Field Day for Foster Care!

HEY FLIPANY FANS – DID you know there is a COMPETITION at BB&B and you can compete and raise money for FLIPANY?    Get a group OUT TO PLAY and support a non-profit!!!! FLIPANY hint hint   JUST CLICK HERE OR THE PICTURE TO GET ALL THE INFO YOU NEED TO REGISTER YOUR TEAM!!!   

Results-7th Annual FLIPANY Fun Run

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 7th annual FLIPANY Fun Run! Your support helps FLIPANY achieve our mission of empowering youth and adults through physical activity and nutriton programs! We will be able to serve more youth and families by helping them to eat right and get moving through your support! Please take […]

Tips for healthier holiday eating

Did you know that about 736 million pounds of turkey was consumed last year for Thanksgiving? Along with the turkey for Thanksgiving, click here to view some ideas and great recipes that are healthy and delicious from our partner Cooking Matters. Enjoy! Here is one of our favorites: Holiday Roasted Butternut Squash Chef Kelly Lucarelli, Portland, […]

FLIPANY IN THE PALM BEACH POST!

Click below to see our Chef, Jose Samour and our amazing volunteer Chef Michelle Tittle in the newspaper! http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/national-food-day-event-celebrates-locally-grown-f/nSm6G/

Food Day 2012- A Huge Success!

Food Day 2012 was a huge success! FLIPANY participated in two events this past Wednesday for Food Day, one in Broward and one in Palm Beach and had a great turn out at both!  The day started out with a panel discussion on healthy, affordable and sustainable food.  Then the audience was treated to a […]

Happy Healthy Halloween!

Halloween is hands down one of the most fun filled holidays, but it’s also one of the most sugar filled holidays.  Did you know that almost 25% of kids’ annual candy intake occurs the week of Halloween? That’s a lot of candy!  So how can kids enjoy a great night of tricks and treats but […]

Asian Noodle Salad with Sesame Tofu Bites

Hands-on Time: 1 hour Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes Serves: 6   A combination of soy, ginger, and sesame, along with crispy fried tofu, give this tasty pasta salad its classic Asian flavors. For an even more authentic experience, replace the linguine with udon — a thick Japanese noodle available at many grocery stores.   Ingredients FOR […]

Cherry Smoothie Recipe

  Servings: 2 This is a refreshing pick-me-up any time of day. Ingredients 2 cups frozen tart or sweet cherries 1 ripe banana, peeled 1 cup cherry juice blend (or other juice) Maraschino cherries, for garnish   Instructions: 1.  Put frozen cherries, banana and organic cherry juice blend in container of electric blender or food […]

30 Ways to Increase Fruits and Veggies

30 Ways to Sneak More Fruits and Vegetables Into Your Diet From RD411.com  Read the rest of the article Breakfast Add blueberries to pancakes, waffles, or muffin batter Mix raisins, diced apple, or dried apricots into oatmeal Add peppers, onions, spinach, broccoli, or shredded carrots to a morning omelet Make a smoothie with fruit, low-fat […]

Honey Granola Squares

Servings: 12                                                                                Kids will enjoy the mixing and measuring activities in this recipe. Ingredients 3 cups […]

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