Holiday Celebration Safety & Mental Health for Children and Families

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The winter season is quickly approaching. This time of year is filled with many diverse celebrations for children and families.  Because of COVID-19, many families will need to make adjustments to keep everyone safe. In addition to our physical health, remember to take time for self-care and mental health as we (and our children) may not have the opportunity to be with loved ones during the holidays. The Division of […]

Apply Now! Five Fall 2020 Funding Opportunities



Want to make Philly a healthier city, but need support? Check out these grant opportunities with deadlines this fall: 1. America Walks and generous Active People, Health Nations partners are excited to announce another round of our popular Community Change Grant program. This program will award grantees community stipends for projects related to creating healthy, […]

Apply Now: Shared Services Workgroup

Apply Here Get Healthy Philly would like to introduce a unique opportunity for Philadelphia-based early childcare providers to apply to be a part of the upcoming Shared Services Workgroup.   The Shared Services Workgroup will be a virtual space where providers will come together to explore (discuss, plan, and potentially implement) shared services related to nutrition […]

Funding Opportunity: Livable Communities Engagement Project



Get Healthy Philly (GHP) is seeking community partners to help understand, explore, and address the intersection of walkability and other livability features in Philadelphia’s communities.  A livable community provides adequate resources to support health, safety, and quality of life for all- regardless of their race, wealth, age, physical ability, and other factors. This includes various health-promoting and […]

Philadelphia Food Justice Initiative 2020 – Apply Now!



Apply Here Philadelphia has tremendous food assets and opportunities for individual and collective action. We know that food justice is health justice.    Historically the food system has displaced, enslaved, and undervalued the labor, land rights, and self-determination of Black and Brown individuals, women, immigrants, and indigenous people (Read more at the Castanea Fellowship). In Philadelphia today, neighborhoods with […]

Need Supplies to Make Healthy Meals? Rebel Ventures is Here to Help!



Written by: Shaniya Brown, recent graduate of West Philadelphia High School, Kitchen Manager & Sales Team Member at Rebel Ventures  We are in a tough time, so my colleagues and I at Rebel Ventures, a healthy food non-profit organization in Philadelphia, decided to jump over the obstacles and create virtual programs that promote healthy eating. […]

2020 Health Justice Philly: Virtual Youth Summit

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From June to July, the 2020 Health Justice Philly: Virtual Youth Summit presented a series of live online sessions for teens & young people to learn skills, share tools and create messages for hope, healing and peace in Philly. The virtual summit was developed in collaboration with Get Healthy Philly’s Youth Health Corps partners: YEAH Philly, Health Promotion Council, and the Village of Arts and Humanities.    […]

Keeping Children Physically Active While Social Distancing



Regular exercise is essential for everyone, especially children. Exercise is a proven mood-booster and can help children reduce their stress levels, as well as help to maintain a healthy weight. Social distancing does not have to reduce the opportunity for physical activity among children in Philadelphia. We’ve compiled some resources below to help you keep your children physically active throughout the summer while socially distancing. […]

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 […]