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  • Sidewalk Sales of Produce

    November 5, 2018 - In Philadelphia, it is now easier for business owners to sell fresh fruits and vegetables outside their stores, thanks to a new law championed by Councilman Derek Green. Stores can now sell fresh produce on the sidewalk immediately abutting their buildings without applying for sidewalk sales licenses and they can leave shelving or other structures used to put […]
  • Repurposing Halloween Pumpkins

    October 30, 2018 - Pumpkins are a part of Halloween traditions in many households. Central to holiday décor, they may be left whole or painted, while others are carved into jack-o-lanterns. Yet, once Halloween passes, and the excitement dwindles, many of these pumpkins go to waste. We’re highlighting several ways to get the most use out of your Halloween […]
  • Enjoy a Healthier, Happier Halloween

    October 22, 2018 - Halloween is right around the corner. If you haven’t stocked up on bags of candy to hand out to trick-or-treaters yet… that might not be such a bad thing! Candy contains a lot of added sugar. In fact, sugar tends to be the first ingredient listed on the label, which means it is the ingredient used […]
  • Best Practice: School-Wide Movement Breaks

    October 9, 2018 - A Spotlight on Frances E. Willard Elementary. Written by: Ayooluwa Ariyo for Get Healthy Philly “Raise your right leg! Support it with your arms around your knee! Now I’m going to count to five. You can put that leg down at five and switch to your other leg!” This is Ms. Debra DeShields, Health and P.E. […]
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Food Fit Philly posted 4 photos — at Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 7:44 pm

#WalkWithADoc in Center City today! Group exercise (like walking together) is great because it not only helps you stay accountable AND exercise longer AND releases more endorphins (the hormone that makes you happy). @ Benjamin Franklin Parkway

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Food Fit Philly was live.

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 5:51 pm

Talking benefits of group exercise with Family doc Cheryl Bettigole! #WalkWithADoc

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