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.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Education (SNAP-Ed)

School-Age Direct Nutrition Education (Eat Right Philly) 

Health Promotion Council is a partner in the School District of Philadelphia's Eat Right Philly initiative that educates Philadelphia students about the importance of healthy eating and physical activity, and works with schools to create heathier environments. Health Promotion Council uses a variety of strategies to reach program goals, including classroom lessons, garden-based nutrition education, and after-school cooking clubs. Educators focus on topics such as choosing fresh fruit and vegetables, identifying food sources, and choosing water to stay hydrated.


¨ SDP List

¨ Other (charter, private, etc.)


Adult Direct Nutrition Education

Health Promotion Council provides direct in-person and/or virtual nutrition education in a variety of adult settings: health centers, grocery stories, senior centers, shelters, and pantries. Nutrition education focuses on improving the quality of life of populations by promoting and supporting healthy food choices and physical activity through evidenced-based nutrition education, cooking demonstration/food tastings, and interactive activities.


¨ Public Health Management Corporation Health Centers

¨ Philadelphia Department of Public Health

¨ Oak Street Health Centers

¨ Brown’s Super Stores

¨ Journey’s Way

¨ List Shelters

¨ List Pantries