Best Practice: School-Wide Movement Breaks



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. […]

Less Salt, Healthier Life: Unique Partnership Strives for a Healthier Community



Food contest participants and Temple Center for Asian Health staff   On Saturday August 4th, Temple University’s Center for Asian Health hosted a community event that recognized multiple partners working together to promote eating less salt (or sodium). The Center for Asian Health launched the Healthy Chinese Take-out Initiative (HCTI) in 2012 in partnership with […]

Recipes for a Healthier Fourth of July



This Fourth of July celebrate with one of these nutritious, easy, and tasty recipes. Appetizers When you make recipes at home, you are better able to control the salt, sugar, and fat that goes into them. A homemade black bean and corn salsa is as easy as opening three cans! When using canned goods, look […]

Kids Eat FREE: Summer Meals in Philadelphia 2018



What are Summer Meals? The Summer Meals Program provides free meals to kids while school is out, helping them get the nutritious food they need to stay healthy all summer long. There are no income requirements, ID, or registration in qualifying areas. The Coalition against Hunger shows more than 1,000 places in Philadelphia that serve free meals […]

2018 Farmer’s Markets!



Farmer’s markets are a great place to get fresh, quality, locally-grown produce. There are over 60 farmer’s markets in Philadelphia. Most markets accept SNAP, Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) WIC and Senior vouchers and Philly Food Bucks, a coupon incentive program for SNAP recipients. Download the full list of 2018 Farmer’s Markets and Farm Stands: […]

Health Justice Summit 2018

Health justice is the idea that everyone should be able to live a long, happy and healthy life, regardless of race, ability or zip code. On a Saturday morning in mid-March, nearly 250 people came together from local community, organizations, government, businesses, and universities in the name of health justice. The half-day event featured panels, […]

Drink More Water, Use Less Plastic: Reuseable Water Bottles for Earth Day

We 💙 water! 💦🚰💧From the tap, a water fountain or hydration station. Reduce plastic pollution & litter this #earthday ➡️ Get yourself a reusable water bottle – it’s great for your health & the 🌎! . . . #earthday2018 #environment #water #waterwednesday #wellness #wellnesswednesday #reducereuserecycle #reduce #reuse #recycle #hydration #hydrate #drinkwater #healthy #healthylife #gethealthyphilly #tapwater […]

Health Justice – Call for Partnerships



Get Healthy Philly recognizes that health disparities exist because of institutionalized historical discrimination based on race, income, gender, sexual orientation and age, among other things. We are continuing our shared pursuit of health justice with YOU – Philadelphia’s community leaders. We are looking to select 3 community-focused projects in need of staff for a summer […]

Early Childhood Education Provider’s Spotlight



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 […]

Good Food, Healthy Hospitals Recognition Awards



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 […]