2017 Farmers 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 2017 farmer’s markets and farm stands […]

Memorial Day Recipes



It’s the unofficial start of summer and we’ve gathered some recipes to get the season started. Some others: Salad: Summer Tomato, Onion, and Cucumber Salad http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/250275/summer-tomato-onion-cucumber-salad/ Note: May replace rice vinegar with balsamic vinegar or apple cider vinegar Meats/Protein: Sweet and Savory Grilled Chicken (Recipe): http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/250290/sweet-savory-grilled-chicken/ Minted Tomato, Onion & Glazed Tofu Kebabs (Recipe): http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/248307/minted-tomato-onion-glazed-tofu-kebabs/ […]

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day



Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day on Wednesday, March 8. As the nation’s food and nutrition experts, registered dietitian nutritionists are committed to improving the health of their patients and community. We wanted to take this time to spotlight the work of dietitians that work with Get Healthy Philly. Check out  […]

Celebrate Black History Month



Celebrating Black History Month with Healthy Role Models Black History Month is a time to celebrate a culture and remember those who have made great strides throughout history. Many of these significant African American figures have proven to be role models in many ways. Not only have we seen strong men and women fight for […]

The “#Healthy3ForMe” Challenge



Do you wish you could feel better, live a healthier lifestyle, and reduce your stress but have trouble making the changes you know you should make to get there? Get Healthy Philly is here to support your personal journey by providing ideas and resources to use physical activity and nutrition as well as tobacco-free living […]

Free Health Screenings at a Corner Store Near You



The Food Trust provides health screenings at select corner stores at the same time each month through partnerships with local health care providers as part of their Heart Smarts program. Participants are screened for blood pressure, given weight checks, and are offered healthy lifestyle counseling, referrals and resources, including information on smoking cessation.   See […]

2016 Community Health Assesment



The Community Health Assessment (CHA) analyzes how healthy people are in Philadelphia. It highlights key public health challenges that assist health programs, policies and partnerships. The CHA includes more than 60 topics including health behaviors, health conditions, health care, social and environmental determinants of health. “Despite Philadelphia’s poverty rate and health problems associated with poverty, […]

New Culinary Instructional Videos



Guide to reduce salt and increase flavor The National Network of Public Health Institutes and the  Culinary Institute of America released a series of instructional videos. The videos will guide you on techniques you can use to reduce salt in everyday dishes. Watch as chefs describe how to enhance flavors by applying different cooking methods, incorporating […]

5 Tips for a Healthy 2016 Holiday Season



The excitement of the holidays is right around the corner. Although it is a time for friends, family and fun; it can also be a time of stress and anxiety over our health maintenance. But don’t worry: we have some tips for you to stay healthy and keep up with your wellness goals all season […]

Fall Apple Events in Philadelphia



  There’s no better way to enjoy the beautiful Fall season than with friends and family at an apple orchard or pumpkin patch. Local farms come alive this time of year and offer everything from children’s face painting to haunted hayrides, as well as the opportunity to go out into the fields and pick your […]