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 […]

Food Justice Call for Proposals



Supporting and Building Food Justice in Philadelphia! We just launched our open call for food justice projects to fund and welcome you to send in a Letter of Interest (LOI). See details and links below! UPDATE: Deadline has been extended. Applications are due February 20, 2019. Food justice means communities can exercise their right to grow, sell, […]

Healthy Food Business Program



In order to create opportunities for potential business owners, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health and the Department of Commerce have launched the Healthy Food Business Program to support entrepreneurs planning to open new healthy food businesses in Philadelphia. The program prioritizes businesses in neighborhoods that lack access to healthy food options and will give preference to applicants who reside in one […]

Sidewalk Sales of Produce



In Philadelphia, it is now easier for business owners to sell fresh fruits and vegetables outside their stores, thanks to a new law championed by Councilman Derek Green. Stores can now sell fresh produce on the sidewalk immediately abutting their buildings without applying for sidewalk sales licenses and they can leave shelving or other structures used to put […]

Repurposing Halloween Pumpkins



Pumpkins are a part of Halloween traditions in many households. Central to holiday décor, they may be left whole or painted, while others are carved into jack-o-lanterns. Yet, once Halloween passes, and the excitement dwindles, many of these pumpkins go to waste. We’re highlighting several ways to get the most use out of your Halloween […]

Enjoy a Healthier, Happier Halloween



Halloween is right around the corner. If you haven’t stocked up on bags of candy to hand out to trick-or-treaters yet… that might not be such a bad thing! Candy contains a lot of added sugar. In fact, sugar tends to be the first ingredient listed on the label, which means it is the ingredient used […]

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 […]