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Healthy Campfire Cooking Program

Are you looking for some culinary inspiration during for your next camping trip? Want to brush up on your fire-building skills and learn how to prepare tasty, healthy foods on an open fire? Then the Healthy Campfire Cooking Program is for you! Brought to you by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection in partnership with the Florida Department of Health, the Healthy Campfire Cooking program is designed to create opportunities for park visitors to try healthier camping foods while learning new recreational skills. Campfire cooking classes are taught by Florida park rangers and appeal to both adults and children.

“Hiking, biking, paddling and swimming are just some of the activities visitors can participate in as they seek a healthier lifestyle in Florida’s state parks and trails,” said Florida Park Service Director Donald Forgione. “With the introduction of Healthy Campfire Cooking to the rich assortment of programs available in state parks, the Florida Departments of Health and Environmental Protection are providing more opportunities for people to enjoy the natural and cultural resources of Florida.”

Try these delicious campfire recipes yourself! (There are 2 recipes for each link below.)

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Healthiest Weight Florida is a public-private collaboration bringing together state agencies, not for profit organizations, businesses, and entire communities to help Florida's children and adults make choices about healthy eating and active living.