Eat Right Philly provides nutrition education programs and support to schools on implementation of the Wellness Policy.

 

Nutrition Education in the Classroom

  • Eat Right Philly provides students with interactive, hands-on experiences and food tastings in the classroom.
  • Lesson topics such as healthy snacks and beverages, fruit and vegetable consumption, physical activity and reading food labels give students the tools needed to make healthy food and activity choices.
  • All curriculum is evidenced-based and approved by PA SNAP-Ed.

Healthy Schools

Eat Right Philly gives support to schools as they implement the Wellness Policy.  To help schools identify their action plan, we use a three step process to get schools started:

  • Step 1

    Schools create a wellness team/identify a wellness champion, or sometimes find an already organized group such as a School Advisory Council (SAC). The groups often include the Health, PE teachers, School Nurses and/or Principal.

  • Step 2

    The wellness team/champion will then critically look at their school’s current situation and create a wellness action plan. This is done by using the School Health Index.

  • Step 3

    Through education, resources, promotions, training, and technical assistance, Eat Right Philly supports and guides schools in response to their wellness action plan.

Want to take action?

These handouts can help students and parents understand the District’s Wellness Policy:
SDP Wellness Policy Handout for Students #1 
SDP Wellness Policy Handouts for Students #2
SDP Wellness Policy Handout for Parents

Check out our 2017/18 Outcomes Report to see what we are doing in schools.