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- January 8, 2018 - At Get Healthy Philly, our Healthy Early Childhood Coordinator, Shannon Dryden has been conducting messaging regarding the Philadelphia Board of Health Recommendations around Beverages and Screen Time in Early Childhood Settings. Sharing information at the Southeast Regional Key monthly provider meeting was a great opportunity to start conversations about healthy practices and have a little […]
- December 20, 2017 - This fall, seven Philadelphia hospitals were publically recognized for attaining multiple levels of achievement in the Good Food, Healthy Hospitals program, a partnership between the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, The Common Market, and the American Heart Association. This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funded initiative engages area healthcare institutions to create a culture […]
- December 18, 2017 - This year’s new blood pressure guidelines mean that many people are suddenly learning that they have hypertension. What does it mean? Why the change? We have known for years that risk of heart disease and stroke goes up with increasing blood pressure, even below the 120/80 threshold that we call normal. The new guidelines are […]
- October 24, 2017 - Dr. Tom Farley, Philadelphia Health Commissioner, recognizes all members of the Good Food, Healthy Hospitals initiative for their commitment to creating a culture of health through the food and beverages offered throughout their institutions. The Good Food, Healthy Hospitals initiative works with healthcare providers who are committed to health and wellness and serve as models […]
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 10:11 pm
Could you give up salt for a week?
Giving up salt doesn't mean giving up flavor - try adding pepper, garlic or other herbs to keep it flavorful. What salt-free spices do you use to flavor your meals?
Most people know too much salt is not good for your health, but did you know the daily recommendation is 2,300 milligrams (that's just about 1 teaspoon!) per day. This week, try cooking without salt and see how your taste buds might change.
Tuesday, 16 January 2018 8:36 pm
Looking for fun, free motivation to stay active? Be a part of Get Healthy Philly's team for the APHA's #1BillionSteps challenge! Our goal is to get as many steps as possible leading up to APHA's National Public Health Week, which starts the first week of April.
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