Food Fit Philly is part of Get Healthy Philly, a program of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. Get Healthy Philly is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Get Healthy Philly works to reduce and prevent obesity and related chronic diseases (like heart disease and diabetes) by increasing access to healthy foods that people can afford and by providing opportunities for physical activity in daily living.
Get Healthy Philly Goals
- Ensure that all Philadelphians live within 1/4 mile of a supermarket, farmers' market, or healthy corner store
- Reduce the consumption of sugary drinks and junk foods among children and adults
- Create safe spaces for physical activity in communities, including walkable and bikable neighborhoods
Food Fit Philly Leadership Team
Mayor Michael A. Nutter, City of Philadelphia
Donald F. Schwarz, Health Commissioner and Deputy Mayor for Health and Opportunity
Tom Knudsen, Acting Superintendent and Chief Recovery Officer, School District of Philadelphia
David Cohen, Executive Vice President, Comcast Corporation
Jeffrey Cooper, Vice President, Government and Community Affairs, University of Pennsylvania
Daniel J. Hilferty, President and CEO, Independence Blue Cross
Marla Gold, Dean, Drexel University School of Public Health
Ann Weaver Hart, President, Temple University
Ronnie Bloom, President, William Penn Foundation
Marian Tasco, Councilwoman, City of Philadelphia
Ken Trujillo, Trujillo, Rodriguez and Richards, LLC
Contact: Sara Solomon, Program Manager
Find out more about Get Healthy Philly.