Author: Elissa Martel

North Philly Peace Park: Free Produce Day



North Philly Peace Park is hosting a Free Produce & Feminine Hygiene Products Day on Sunday, April 25th from 1pm-3pm. North Philly Peace Park is a volunteer community-based organization. They take pride in being “an open, charitable, intergenerational, neighborhood-managed ecology campus, championing food, education, and community” (Philly Peace Park, 2020). North Philly Peace Park began […]

Healthy Baby, Healthy You: Breastfeeding & Nutrition



Written by Medinah A. Bey, Nutrition Assistant Your food choices will affect your recovery from giving birth and your energy to feel good and parent well. Here are some tips for good nutrition during breastfeeding. Benefits of Breastfeeding: Breastfeeding boosts the immune system, helping to fight off infections. Breastfeeding helps reduce the risks of health issues […]

Holiday Celebration Safety & Mental Health for Children and Families

Image of a family of four sharing a meal in front of the Christmas tree

The winter season is quickly approaching. This time of year is filled with many diverse celebrations for children and families.  Because of COVID-19, many families will need to make adjustments to keep everyone safe. In addition to our physical health, remember to take time for self-care and mental health as we (and our children) may not have the opportunity to be with loved ones during the holidays. The Division of […]

Apply Now! Five Fall 2020 Funding Opportunities



Want to make Philly a healthier city, but need support? Check out these grant opportunities with deadlines this fall: 1. America Walks and generous Active People, Health Nations partners are excited to announce another round of our popular Community Change Grant program. This program will award grantees community stipends for projects related to creating healthy, […]

Need Supplies to Make Healthy Meals? Rebel Ventures is Here to Help!



Written by: Shaniya Brown, recent graduate of West Philadelphia High School, Kitchen Manager & Sales Team Member at Rebel Ventures  We are in a tough time, so my colleagues and I at Rebel Ventures, a healthy food non-profit organization in Philadelphia, decided to jump over the obstacles and create virtual programs that promote healthy eating. […]

Keeping Children Physically Active While Social Distancing



Regular exercise is essential for everyone, especially children. Exercise is a proven mood-booster and can help children reduce their stress levels, as well as help to maintain a healthy weight. Social distancing does not have to reduce the opportunity for physical activity among children in Philadelphia. We’ve compiled some resources below to help you keep your children physically active throughout the summer while socially distancing. […]

Healthy Eating & Cooking with Your Kids



At Get Healthy Philly, we’re committed to helping Philadelphians enjoy long and healthy lives. It is important during this time to continue to develop healthy habits for yourself and your children. Here are some tips on food safety, cooking with kids, as well as some recipes for healthy snacks.  Five great reasons to cook with your children.  Eight tips […]

Refresh with a Healthy Popsicle



Hot summer days are the perfect time to enjoy ice cold refreshing popsicles! Drexel Food Lab is working on a project to develop kid-approved popsicles made from whole fruit with no added sugar. Check out these samples that we taste-tested recently. Banana Berry Popsicle (red): Made with banana, strawberry, lemon zest, lemon juice, and raspberries.  Pineapple Banana Berry Popsicle (purple): Made with pineapple, banana, blueberry, and lemon […]

Recipes for a Healthier Summer Season

Celebrate summer with one of these nutritious, easy, and tasty recipes. With Memorial Day Weekend just around the corner, it’s starting to feel like summer. However, summer in Philadelphia will look a bit different this year. With the Stay at Home Order still in place, residents must stay home as much as possible to prevent […]