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 […]

Good Eats: How “Good Food” Supports a Healthy Economy in Philadelphia



We know food is vital for life, and in Philadelphia food is a vital part of the Philadelphia economy. There are over 6,800 food-based businesses in Philadelphia that employ over 79,000 people. These businesses produce, process, distribute, sell, and serve food, and divert or remove food waste.    Businesses that focus on “good food” do […]

Food Justice Grantees

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health has announced the launch of the Philadelphia Food Justice Initiative, an exciting new program in partnership with the Reinvestment Fund to support community-driven projects to advance food justice. As part of the launch, the initiative announced the selection of six projects for a total of $180,000 in funding support.The […]

2019 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 2019 Farmer’s Markets and Farm Stands: […]

2019 Faith and Spiritual Affairs Health Justice Conference



On April 26, the 2019 FSA Health Justice Conference convened faith leaders, local government employees, non-profit organizations, students, and other residents of the city for a full-day of dialogue around issues of social injustice related to both individual and community health. The Convention Center hosted over 410 conference attendees on the day. Audiences were engaged […]

2019 Faith and Spiritual Affairs Health Justice Conference



On Friday, April 26, 2019, community, organizations, faith leaders, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health and the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services came together to build a movement for community health, healing and justice. The goal of this conference was to creatively build a movement for health justice in Philadelphia, highlighting […]

Get Healthy Philly and First Up!



Get Healthy Philly has partnered with First Up to promote the importance of incorporating physical activity in early childhood settings. Read more about our partnership: First Up on Let’s Talk Quality! blog. Take a look at all of the fun from our professional development sessions as we celebrate the early childhood providers who are making […]

State and Local Public Health Actions Grant Finished Off Strong!



On December 18, 2018, Get Healthy Philly held a final THANK YOU meeting to close out our four years of work under the CDC’s State and Local Public Health Actions (SLPHA)1422 Grant.  A major component of this was working on environmental changes to increase healthy food in institutional settings and the community, and to support […]