Many Philadelphians live in environments that promote poor nutrition and physical inactivity.
The media and policy environments can play a critical role in promoting healthier norms, providing people with needed information, and influencing the behavior of consumers.
Our current media and policy initiatives include:
- creating multi-media initiatives on key public health priorities
- advancing public health goals through earned media and social media platforms
- identifying policy opportunities to support healthy eating and physical activity
- Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption by Adult Caregivers and Their Children: The Role of Drink Features and Advertising Exposure (March 2015)
- Local News Media Framing of Obesity in the Context of a Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Reduction Media Campaign (April 2014)
- Developing Media Interventions to Reduce Household Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption (February 2012)
The following policies have been led or supported by Get Healthy Philly. They include legislation, regulation, and institutional policies.
- Citywide Nutrition Standards Executive Order (2014)
- Farmers’ Market Operator Ordinance (2014)
- Farmers’ Market Food Sample Guidelines (2014)
- Food Business Manuals and Requirements (2013)
- Complete Streets Legislation (2012)
- Healthy Living Guidelines – Out of School Time (2012)
- Parks and Recreation Physical Activity and Nutrition Guidelines for Afterschool and Summer Programs (2012)
- Content Neutral Window Signs Law (2012)
- New Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Code (2012)
- Worksite Lactation Support Policy (2011)
- Healthy Vending Standards (2011)
- Menu Labeling Implementation (2010)
- Complete Streets Executive Order (2009)
- Menu Labeling Law (2008)
- Trans Fat Ban(2006)
- Community Food Access & Affordability
- Active Living in Communities
- Youth Wellness
- Clinical Linkages
- Citywide Nutrition Standards
For more information, visit Food Fit Phillly or call 311.