Philadelphia adults consume fast food two or more times per week, and only 13 percent of children eat the recommended five or more fruit or vegetable servings per day.
In many communities, it is easier to find a bag of chips and a soda from a corner store than it is to find a fresh apple or low-fat milk.
Get Healthy Philly works to make it easier and more affordable for Philadelphians in all communities to eat healthy.
Our recent community-based initiatives include:
- working with corner store owners to stock and promote healthy food and beverages
- supporting farmers’ markets and Philly Food Bucks
- helping Chinese take-out restaurants to reduce sodium in their dishes
We also measure walkable access to healthy food to guide our work, and work with government and institutional partners to provide healthy food in youth programming, health care settings, and city-funded food service.
- Philadelphia Healthy Corner Store Initiative: 2013-2014
- Philadelphia Healthy Corner Store Initiative: 2010-2012
- Food Fit Philly: Farmers’ Markets
- Food Fit Philly: Philly Food Bucks
- Interactive Map of Farmers' Markets
- Philly Food Bucks Video
- Farmers’ Markets Permitting Information
- Food Fit Philly: Healthy Chinese Take-Out
- Temple University: Healthy Chinese Take-Out
- Healthy Chinese Take-Out Data Brief
- Find a Participating Restaurant
- Learn More About Salt
- Low-Salt Training Materials
Find Out More
- Active Living in Communities
- Youth Wellness
- Clinical Linkages
- Citywide Nutrition Standards
- Media and Policy Environments
For more information, visit Food Fit Philly or call 311.