Farm to Families has two new pick-up sites

Farm to Families is expanding!  You can now access our delicious and affordable produce at two new pick-up sites. Thanks to an innovative partnership with the St. Mary Medical Center and their Families Living Well program, Farm to Families is now available in Levittown, Bucks County, PA. Located at the Queen of the Universe Parish Center, this site is open in the early afternoon on Fridays. Please call 215-710-4163 for more information. In addition, you can now pick up Farm to Families boxes...Read more...

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...

FreshRX Tickets Now Available

A sneak peek at one of this year’s most anticipated events This year’s FreshRX: A Prescription for Health on Oct. 30 has already attracted top experts in the health and wellness field from around the country. “We have a tremendous lineup,” says Ann Hoskins-Brown, SCFC’s FreshRX program director. “Our keynote speaker is Roberta Friedman, director of Public Policy at the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University.” Friedman will be focusing on the new guidelines that have defined...Read more...

TEDx Talks Pediatric Tooth Decay

Oral health is an important part of our programming at SCFC, which is why a new video from TEDx got our attention recently. Here, Dr. Karen Sokal-Gutierrez – a physician trained in pediatrics, preventative medicine and public health – discusses the relationship between oral health for moms and their kids. Click here to watch the video: A component of our own Community Oral Health Initiatives, the My Baby’s Smile program, provides prenatal oral health services to improve the oral health of...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...