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Warm Up to Winter

By Therese Madden - December 30th, 2011

Registered Dietician Althea Zanecosky says what you eat can make the heat. Discover the foods that fuel your body and keep the chill at bay.


Learning a Skill, Helping Along the Way

By Therese Madden - December 24th, 2011

Philabundance is the region’s largest hunger relief organization. In addition to producing meals for shelters and feeding programs, their Community Kitchen is also a place for low-income adults to learn the culinary skills needed to get a job in a commercial kitchen.


Fast and healthy

By Lari Robling - December 23rd, 2011

Part I:
We all want to get dinner on the table quickly, and we don’t want to sacrifice health. So, instead of picking up the phone for take-out Lari Robling of WHYY’s Fit goes shopping on Delaware Avenue with an expert…


Sunday Suppers… All Week

By Lari Robling - December 17th, 2011

This week we visit the Sunday Suppers program in West Kensington. These weekly sit down meals provide not only nourishment, but also community.


Holiday “Green-tings”

By Therese Madden - December 16th, 2011

For many families, from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day collard greens are a staple of the holiday spread. And while many believe eating collards on New Year’s Day will bring money in the coming year, it is certain that greens have health benefits.


Beyond the Billboards

By Therese Madden - December 10th, 2011

Today’s adolescents are wired into TV, the internet and cell phones — for advertisers this means more places to sell their goods. Some experts are concerned that this kind of target marketing influences the rising rates of obesity in African American and Latino communities.


Just the Facts Ma’am

By Lari Robling - December 9th, 2011

Parsing out nutritional news can raise your blood pressure! Dr. Jennifer Nasser from Drexel University says it’s easy to get overwhelmed, but there are ways to make the most of new information without driving yourself (too) crazy.


Having It Your Way… Soulfully

By Lari Robling - December 3rd, 2011

If you think fast food and healthy are two words that don’t go together, think again. In Philadelphia’s West Oak Lane neighborhood, Green Soul offers a quick fix of healthy versions of traditional dishes. They call it a bridge to healthier eating featuring dishes with more vegetables while cutting back on salt, fat and meat.


Root of the Matter

By Therese Madden - December 2nd, 2011

Root cellars may be a thing of the past, but if you are trying to eat locally these days the advice is to dig into root vegetables. With plenty of phytonutrients and complex carbohydrates root vegetables can be nutritious as well as a hearty and warming addition to winter menus.



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Vital Signs Ep. 1 – Part 4

September 19th, 2011

Noelle Dames looks to extending the Greensgrow LIFE program. While, Joseph Mitsouras and his family preserve their share.



Vital Signs Ep. 1 – Part 3

September 12th, 2011

Joseph Mitsouras shares how his family includes children in meal planning.




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Move Over, Kale Chips! Kale Buds Are Here

By Lari Robling - April 18th, 2012

High Tunnel farming caught my eye because its extended growing season adds to the amount of local produce we get. While farm manager Aviva Asher was tidying up the winter crop to make way for spring, I discovered another benefit of local growing: use what you’ve got.

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Get Healthy Philly is part of the Communities Putting Prevention to Work Initiative, a federal effort to: prevent and delay chronic disease, reduce risk factors, promote wellness in children and adults, and provide positive sustainable health change in our communities.


Food Fit Philly is part of Get Healthy Philly, a program that works to reduce and prevent obesity and related chronic diseases (like heart disease and diabetes) by increasing access to healthy foods that people can afford.


Your body needs help when it's time to quit. SmokeFree Philly is a program of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health that offers support and tools to help smokers quit. The goal of SmokeFree Philly is to: help people to quit smoking, stop people from starting to use tobacco, and reduce heart disease, cancer and other illnesses caused by smoking.