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Nutrition and Physical Activity Program

We envision a healthy and active Philadelphia – a city where healthy eating and active living are easy choices for all residents.

We work with community-based organizations, health care providers, private employers, academic institutions, and government agencies to create healthier environments throughout Philadelphia.


Services

Community Food Access and Affordability
Bringing fresh, healthy and affordable foods to low-income neighborhoods.

Active Living in Communities
Making neighborhoods safer with increased opportunities for physical activity.

Youth Wellness
Creating healthier environments and fostering youth leadership.

Clinical Linkages
Helping healthcare providers educate their patients and community.

Citywide Nutrition Standards
Setting new standards and promoting best practices for City agencies.

Media and Policy Environments
Promoting healthier norms and raising awareness to support healthy behaviors.

Our 5-Year Chronic Disease Goals
  • Reduce adult obesity from 35% to 30%
  • Reduce childhood obesity from 21% to 17%
  • Reduce adult type II diabetes from 13% to 11%
  • Reduce heart disease and stroke deaths from 22,800 to 20,500

Our Leadership Team
  • Michael Nutter
  • Marian Tasco, Councilwoman, City of Philadelphia
  • William R. Hite Jr., School District of Philadelphia
  • David Cohen, Comcast
  • Daniel J. Hilferty, Independence Blue Cross
  • Dr. Larry Kaiser, Temple University
  • Ronnie Bloom, William Penn Foundation
  • Jeffrey Cooper for Amy Gutmann, University of Pennsylvania
  • Ken Trujillo, Trujillo, Rodriguez and Richards, LLC
  • Leslie Best, PA Department of Health
  • Dr. Marla Gold, Drexel University
  • Dr. James W. Buehler, Health Commissioner, Philadelphia Department of Public Health

Our Partners




Food Fit Philly Coalition Meetings/Events 2010-2015

Since 2010, the Food Fit Philly Coalition (formerly the Healthy Eating, Active Living Coalition) has convened stakeholders involved or interested in public health, nutrition, and physical activity programs, policies and strategies in Philadelphia.

Coalition Goals

  • Share and get feedback on Get Healthy Philly initiatives related to nutrition and physical activity
  • Identify opportunities for collaboration, engagement, and action

Find Out More

Please email Amanda Wagner, Nutrition and Physical Activity Program Manager, at amanda.wagner@phila.gov.


Previous Meetings and Events

Current Coalition Members
  • Activity Works
  • African American Collaborative Obesity Research Network (AACORN)
  • AIA Philadelphia
  • Alliance for a Healthier Generation
  • Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic
  • APM
  • Artist
  • Asian Community Health Coalition
  • Audubon, Philadelphia
  • Berean Baptist Church / Philly Powered Ambassador
  • Better Health Network
  • Bicycle Coaltion of Greater Philadelphia
  • Black Girls Run / Philly Powered Ambassador
  • Black Men Run
  • Brandywine Realty Trust/BOMA
  • Building Owners and Managers Association of Philadelphia
  • CARDONE Industries, Inc.
  • CDC-ATSDR
  • Center for Active Design
  • Center for Culinary Enterprises
  • Center for Emerging Visual Artists
  • Chestnut Hill Hospital
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Children's Village
  • Chinese Restaurant Association
  • City Parks Association
  • City Play, Design Firm
  • Coalition Against Hunger
  • Common Market
  • Community Behaviorial Health
  • Community Design Collaborative
  • Controller's Office
  • Culinary Literacy Specialist
  • DBHIDS
  • Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
  • Dept. of Health & Human Services
  • Director, Office of Sustainability and Shared Services
  • Drexel University
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Esperanza Health Center
  • Fair Food Philly
  • Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center
  • Farm to City
  • Federation of Neighborhood Centers
  • Feet First Philly
  • Fighting Obesity, Inc.
  • First Hospital Foundation
  • Food Policy Advisory Council
  • Forest Service Philly field station
  • Franklin Covey
  • Franklin Institute
  • Free Library Culinary Literacy Center
  • Fuel Up to Play 60
  • Fun Safe Philly Summer
  • Gateway Health
  • Gearing Up
  • Glaxo SmithKline
  • Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health
  • Greensgrow Farms
  • Guerin Rec Center
  • Health Federation of Philadelphia
  • Health Promotion Council
  • Healthy Philadelphia
  • HHS
  • Indego
  • Indego / Philly Powered Ambassador
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • Jefferson University (Jefferson School of Population Health)
  • Jefferson University Hospitals
  • Land Health Institute
  • Lankenau Hospital
  • Las Parcelas
  • LaSalle Nutrition Program
  • Lasalle University
  • Latinas in Motion / Philly Powered Ambassador
  • Let's Go Outdoors
  • Maternity Care Coalition
  • Mayor's Office
  • Mayor's Office of Education
  • Mayor's Office of Sustainability
  • Mayor's Office of Transportation and Utilities
  • MCFH
  • MVP360 / Philly Powered Ambassador
  • National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
  • National Foundation for Celiac Awareness
  • National Park Service
  • New Era Dental Society
  • NJ Partnership for Healthy Kids
  • North Light Community Center
  • Nutritional Development Services (Archdiocese of Philadelphia)
  • OHS
  • PA Corporation for Aging
  • PA Health Department
  • Parks for People-Philadelphia, Trust for Public Land
  • PCCY
  • Penn School of Social Policy and Planning
  • Penn State Nutrition Extension
  • Pennsylvania Department of Health
  • Pennsylvania Environmental Council
  • Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
  • People's Emergency Center/Fresh Start Foods
  • Philabundance
  • Philadelphia Black Women's Health Alliance
  • Philadelphia Corporation for Aging
  • Philadelphia Eagles
  • Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA
  • Philadelphia Head Start
  • Philadelphia Parks & Recreation
  • Philadelphia Parks Alliance
  • Philadelphia Prisons
  • Philadelphia School District
  • Philadelphia Water Department
  • Philly Orchards
  • Philly Rooted
  • Philly Zoo
  • Physicians for Social Responsibility
  • Play Works
  • Police Department - Community Partnership
  • Public Health Management Corporation
  • Public Workshop
  • Rivera Rec Center
  • Rodale Institute
  • Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
  • SEAMACC
  • SEPTA
  • Share
  • Smith Memorial Playground
  • Snider Hockey
  • Southwestern Pennsylvania Tobacco Control
  • SOWN
  • St. Christopher's Foundation for Children
  • Students Run Philly Style
  • Sunday Suppers
  • Sustainable Business Network
  • Taller Puertorriqueño
  • Temple Center for Asian Health
  • Temple University (Public Health Department)
  • Temple University (College of Health Professions and Social Work)
  • Temple University (School of Medicine)
  • Temple University Center for Obesity Research and Education
  • The Big Sandbox
  • The Enterprise Center
  • The Food Trust
  • The Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger
  • The Lighthouse, Inc.
  • The Reinvestment Fund
  • Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership
  • Trujillo, Rodriguez & Richards LLC
  • Trust for Public Land
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources
  • UGO
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pennsylvania (Annenberg School for Communication)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Netter Center for Community Partnerships)
  • University of Pennsylvania (The Annenberg Public Policy Center)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)
  • University of the Sciences
  • Urban Blazers
  • Urban Tree Connection / Philly Powered Ambassador
  • USDA
  • USDA Forest Service
  • Vetri Foundation
  • Villa
  • Wagner Free Institute
  • William Penn Foundation
  • Wissahickon Restoration Volunteers
  • Women's Medical Fund
  • Wordsworth
  • YMCA
  • YMCA Columbia North
  • Youth United for Change