Food Pharmacy News and Updates

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Weight Gain During COVID-19

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Father and son walking outside together

Three key factors seem to be causing weight gain in children and teens, largely related to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are tips to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Announces Opening of New Healthy Weight Food Pharmacy at its Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pediatric Care Center

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Food delivery service in local neighborhood

CHOP is proud to announce the expansion of its Healthy Weight Food Pharmacy to a second location at the Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pediatric Care Center. The aim of the new location is to increase food access to more patient families, while also providing ongoing support to identify and address broader social determinants of health.

When Food Is Medicine

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When Food is Medicine

Opened in fall 2018, the Food Pharmacy is expected to assist about 250 families each year in its current West Philadelphia location.