On #Giving Tuesday, Invest in the Health of Children in North Philadelphia

#GivingTuesday is here and serves as a reminder of what great impact can be made by the collective efforts of many. Today, please consider supporting the health and well-being of children and families in North Philadelphia. As one of the poorest and most challenged communities in America, your investment will make an important and lasting impact. With your help, St. Christopher’s Foundation for Children can continue building community-based programs that address the “root” of some...Read more...

MANNA Gets Ready for the Nourish Awards

Each year, Philly’s own MANNA – a non-profit dedicated to providing nutrition to people in the region with life-threatening illnesses – hosts its nutrition forum and awards honoring leaders in the industry who are truly making a difference. This year’s Nourish Awards & Health Symposium takes place Sept. 26 (8 a.m. – 11 a.m.) at the College of Physicians (19 S. 22nd St.) in Philadelphia. At this year’s event, MANNA will honor three champions in the health care and nutrition fields,...Read more...

How to Teach Kids About Nutrition

Get the family involved with a few simple steps. Plus: How to sign up for our Farm to Families program today. Anni Daulter, a professional cook, nutrition expert and author of several books, including The Organic Family Cookbook, recently shared tips about how to encourage children to eat healthier. “The more parents can do to involve children in the process, the decisions on what they are eating and where their food comes from,” she says, “the better off they will be at helping them learn...Read more...

Kids Are Exercising Less, Eating Worse

It’s a problem impacting children around the country – and in our own backyards. Did you know that only half of kids in America are getting the recommended amount of exercise? It used to be that by the time summer rolled around, the sounds of children playing outdoors could be heard in neighborhoods across Philadelphia. But today, researchers have found that among 10,000 students (ages 11 to 16) surveyed in 39 states, only about half of them admitted to being physically active each...Read more...

Getting Kids To Eat Leafy Greens

July 4th is just around the corner – with no shortage of hot dogs and hamburgers being readied for the grill. And while any parent knows it’s not always easy to convince picky eaters to eat veggies, dark, leafy greens – like kale and spinach – are not only loaded with calcium and iron, but are also excellent sources of vitamins A, C, E and K – not to mention fiber and folic acid. Since nutrition isn’t always a selling point for kids who’d rather be...Read more...