Eat Right Philly Supports Schools and Students

Student eating a limeThe Goal:
Increasing the knowledge of students and encouraging healthy choices and behaviors while giving schools the resources, training, and technical assistance needed to make the healthy choice the easy choice.

Why?
Because SNAP-Ed works! Our students learn healthy habits they can use for a lifetime!

How Do We Make This Happen?
Our District team and Providers work to increase the nutrition and physical activity knowledge of students with the end goal of healthy behavior change.

Our Nutrition Educators offer:

  • Nutrition Education Lessons – Fun, hands-on lessons in the classroom.
  • Fruit and Vegetable Taste Tests – To encourage healthy eating behaviors.
  • Workshops – Such as hands-on cooking, garden-based activities, afterschool and summer programming, and more!

We know school environments can affect behaviors, so Eat Right Philly now focuses on helping schools and staff work toward a healthy school environment that supports the District’s Student and Staff Wellness Policy.

Our team provides:

  • professional development, training, and technical assistance.
  • support the development of school-based wellness teams, completion of the  CDC’s School Health Index needs assessment.
  • support for action planning around Wellness Policy implementation.

Eat Right Philly Supports Caregivers and Families

Caregivers participating in a nutrition lessonThe Goal:
Supporting families and community members with the challenges of healthy food access so children can live their healthiest lives.

Why?
We know that the importance of healthy students and communities go hand in hand. That’s why it’s important to extend our efforts outside of the schools in order to reach the community as a whole, promoting healthy behaviors in the home.

How Do We Make This Happen?
We make the healthy choice the easy choice by providing:

  • public produce stands outside of select schools.
  • fun caregiver focused cooking and nutrition lessons.

We don’t do our programming alone!

The Eat Right Philly team is made up of District staff who support a subset of schools across the city, while also coordinating the work of several SNAP-Ed funded community providers and partners working in District schools.