Food

North Philly Peace Park: Free Produce Day



North Philly Peace Park is hosting a Free Produce & Feminine Hygiene Products Day on Sunday, April 25th from 1pm-3pm. North Philly Peace Park is a volunteer community-based organization. They take pride in being “an open, charitable, intergenerational, neighborhood-managed ecology campus, championing food, education, and community” (Philly Peace Park, 2020). North Philly Peace Park began […]

National Nutrition Month 2021



by Nutrition Assistant, Medinah Bey According to Eatright.org, “National Nutrition Month® is an annual nutrition education and information campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. It is celebrated every year in the month of March and focuses on the importance of making healthy food choices and building physical activity habits.” This year’s National […]

Healthy Baby, Healthy You: Breastfeeding & Nutrition



Written by Medinah A. Bey, Nutrition Assistant Your food choices will affect your recovery from giving birth and your energy to feel good and parent well. Here are some tips for good nutrition during breastfeeding. Benefits of Breastfeeding: Breastfeeding boosts the immune system, helping to fight off infections. Breastfeeding helps reduce the risks of health issues […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]