Eat Right Philly
Eat Right Philly (ERP), formerly EAT.RIGHT.NOW. is a large scale, multi-component outreach program that provides free nutrition education and services to eligible students, families and staff in the District schools. ERP is funded by the Pennsylvania (PA) Department of Human Services through PA Nutrition Education Tracks (PA TRACKS), a part of USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Because healthy schools are crucial to the success of ERP and the goals of PA TRACKS, in the 2015/2016 school year the ERP program office and the District’s Office of Research and Evaluation (ORE) launched the Supporting Healthy School Environments study. The purpose of this initiative is to assess the current state of health practices and policy implementation within selected District schools and to expand programming at multiple levels to support students, families and staff in maintaining healthy school environments.