Let's Move Campaign!
First Lady Michelle Obama talks about the national campaign to promote healthy eating and physical activity.
Through the City of Philadelphia's Get Healthy Philly initiative, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health and its partners are working to make it easier for Philadelphians to eat healthy and be active.
- In Philadelphia, only one out of 10 children and adults gets five or more daily servings of fruits and vegetables.
- People who live in low-income neighborhoods are have less access to grocery stores. They eat more fast food and fewer fruits and vegetables.
- Lack of access to affordable, healthy food is a proven risk factor for obesity and other poor health outcomes.
What we're doing:
- Creating 600 healthy corner stores that sell new, healthy products.
- Bringing 10 new farmers' markets to low-income communities.
- Introducing the Philly Food Bucks program to help food stamp recipients purchase fruits and vegetables.
- Putting healthy carts in areas of Philadelphia that lack access to fresh produce.