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Healthy Eating and Active Living in After-School Settings

After-School programs provide social and structural support to children and youth during non-school hours.

Get Healthy Philly partnered with the Deputy Mayor's Office of Health and Opportunity, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, the Health Promotion Council of Southeastern Pennsylvania and The Food Trust to improve health outcomes of 20,000 school-age children participating in over 300 after-school programs operating across the city.

Our Action Plan
  • Implement and monitor nutrition and physical activity standards for 300 after-school/out-of-school time programs.
  • Improve the quality of after-school meals by expanding the USDA Supper Program to all citywide after-school programs.
  • Improve the quality and quantity of physical activity in 88 recreation center after-school programs through implementation and technical support of a structured physical activity program. 

2011-12 Achievements
  • Piloted nutrition and physical activity guidelines in nine sites in the summer and fall of 2011.
  • Implemented the USDA Meal (Supper) Program in over 80 recreation center after-school and summer programs, providing tasty and healthy after-school meals to over 10,000 low-income children.
  • Involved over 10,000 low-income youth in after-school, summer, and tot recreation programs in ongoing evidence-based physical activity lessons.

2011-2012 Annual Report



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Find Out More

For more information, visit Food Fit Phillly or call 311.