Nutrition and Active Living

Health Promotion Council’s Nutrition and Active Living Department operates a variety of services that target multiple levels of influence, settings and strategies to promote healthy and sustainable habits. These include health promotion programs that focus on improving individuals' behavior through educational activities or other intrapersonal strategies, as well as systems and policy-change initiatives to ensure that communities have access to healthy food and safe places to be active.

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

The Nutrition and Active Living Department provides training and technical assistance services for Philadelphia-area family shelters in accordance with the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program guidance.

These services include: menu development according to federal and City of Philadelphia Nutrition Standards, biannual culinary and nutrition trainings for food service staff, individualized training and technical assistance for food service staff, and ServSafe® certification training. Additionally, Health Promotion Council serves as the administrative entity to issue all monetary reimbursement and incentives to designated shelter providers that are compliant with the program in accordance with the Child and Adult Care Food Program contract.



* Kirkbride – Families Forward 

* Lutheran Settlement House – Jane Addams Place

* Darlene Morris Love & Care

* Episcopal Community Services – St. Barnabas Mission

* Resources for Human Development – Woodstock Family Center

* Stenton Family Manor