Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition To Youth Incorporated

The Ingredient to a Healthy Life

aka FLIPANY   |   Dania Beach, FL   |  www.flipany.org

Mission

FLIPANY fosters healthy communities through nutrition education, physical activities and wellness initiatives.

Notes from the nonprofit

FLIPANY is a unique non-profit using a business service model to generate income to ensure youth and families in low income areas have education to live a healthy life. Health equity is a major factor to individual success. We aim to ensure all Floridians can live their healthiest lives no matter what zip code they grow up in.

Ruling year info

2006

President/CEO

Lynne Kunins

Vice President of Programs

Kristine Perez-Carrion

Main address

2860 W State Road 84 Suite 103

Dania Beach, FL 33312 USA

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EIN

87-0743538

NTEE code info

Nutrition Programs (K40)

Public Health Program (E70)

Physical Fitness/Community Recreational Facilities (N30)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

FLIPANY works to address the alarming health inequities suffered by residents of low-income communities. Low-income communities in South Florida have long histories of neglect as part of the Jim Crow South. Low-income minorities suffer the greatest rates of chronic disease that are often described as “life style” diseases: obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and asthma adding financial and emotional burdens. Furthermore, the neighborhoods in which low-income minority residents live are the neighborhoods with the least access to healthy foods, safe (complete) streets, and outdoor recreation. Children in low-income neighborhoods living in families that identify as minority status inherit the short and long-term costs of chronic disease. FLIPANY delivers interdisciplinary health and wellness programs to low-income communities throughout South Florida.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Afterschool Meal Program

Provide healthy meals to youth during after school hours at non-profit after school centers in need of a program sponsor.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The most critical part of a child's day begins after the final bell rings. Soccer for Success is a free after-school program that is proven to help kids establish healthy habits and develop critical life skills through caring coach-mentors and family engagement.
Kids attend Soccer for Success after school three times a week throughout the academic year. Participants learn about eating right and other ways to stay healthy, and they gain important decision-making and relationship skills from their interactions with coach-mentors and peers.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Earn-A-Bike is a hands-on learning and earning program for youth ages 10-17. Participants learn the basics of bike repair and maintenance and safe riding while refurbishing an abandoned bike.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Summer Food Program and After School Meal programs provide free, nutritious meals and snack to youth who are out of school.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

We come to you and deliver and FUN interactive cooking demo with an opportunity to taste and take home a recipe.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
At-risk youth

Where we work

Awards

NIH Study Test Obesity Prevention for Hispanic Youth 2014

University of Miami 5 year study

Turnip the Beet 2017

Florida Department of Agriculture

Innovation in Operation 2016

Florida Department of Agriculture

Summer Trailblazer 2018

Florida Department of Agriculture

NIH Study Test Obesity Prevention for Hispanic Youth 2014

University of Miami 5 year study

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

FLIPANY’s goal is to create health equity, through partnerships, by promoting a healthy life through nutrition, physical activity, and wellness initiatives in low- and middle- income communities throughout South Florida. Our mission is not complete until everyone, no matter what zip code they live in, has the opportunity to live a healthy life.

FLIPANY’s strategies for building health equity are unique among health and wellness organizations. First, we deliver multi-disciplinary programming that allows us to “treat” a community over long periods of time with overlapping and integrated programs targeting direct access to healthy food, nutrition education and physical activity programs. Second, we cultivate key partnerships to create program sites in target communities, to coordinate with other (local, regional, and national) health initiatives to leverage resources and best practices, and to fund successful programs year after year. The third FLIPANY strategy for success is our organizational culture—we are multicultural, interdisciplinary, multilingual, and highly qualified health and wellness professionals that bring fun, passion, and total compassion to every program, honoring every participant.

FLIPANY is a unique health and wellness organization for its interdisciplinary practices, its collaborative partnership business model, and its cultural competence—always including fun.

FLIPANY has built its program capacity since its beginning in 2005, with the founder, Lynne Kunins and her first employee, a Registered Dietitian. Since that time, FLIPANY has built its expertise in delivering customized, high quality programming to an ever-increasing number of participants. FLIPANY now has a full-time staff of 24 program managers and administrators in addition to a large cadre of part-time professional instructors teaching in over 400 locations in S. FL. Over the years FLIPANY has created proprietary systems, policies, and procedures that underlie staff training and ensure program fidelity. FLIPANY is now a regional hub for “training the trainer” initiatives to grow FLIPANY’s program satellite capabilities throughout the state.

FLIPANY’s large umbrella of program offerings relating to healthy food, nutrition education, and physical activity and its vast network of collaborative partnerships support FLIPANY’s capability to carry out programs that build health equity in the neighborhoods with the greatest needs. However, the “sneakers on the ground”—the inspired FLIPANY team members that role model healthy choices, that share personal experiences, that coordinate with partners, and that rejoice over every positive step toward a healthy life made by every program participant are the greatest aspect of FLIPANY’s program capabilities.

FLIPANY Major Milestones include partnerships, contracts and fundraising accomplishments over the years.

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services recognized FLIPANY as an Innovative Program in 2015; FLIPANY was recognized for Expansion in 2017; and 2018 FLIPANY was recognized for delivering the healthiest menu - at the Gold level and the only one in Florida and 1 of 42 across the country.

FLIPANY staff is often requested on local and statewide panels to speak about our programs and in the next three years we intend to expand to two additional Florida markets.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition To Youth Incorporated

Board of directors
as of 4/21/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Kathy Ludwig

Barry University

Term: 2018 - 2024

Ana Elvir

Morton's The Steakhouse

John Mullin

Tripp Scott

Kurt Stroymeyer

Evolent Health

Morgan Millovan

Zimmerman Advertising

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/21/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability