Healthy Weight Program Resources

Apps

View a list of exercise apps for physical activity that children can use at home.


Community Organizations

Food Fit Philly, part of Get Healthy Philly, works to reduce and prevent obesity and related chronic diseases.

Get Healthy Philly envisions a Philadelphia where all residents can live, work, learn, shop, worship and play in environments that promote healthy eating, active living, and a smoke-free existence.

Find programs and activities, such as camps, baseball leagues, and older adult services, and places to go that are both fun and keep you fit.

It's a volunteer driven organization that encourages and motivates girls and their families to participate in fitness activities and learn about healthy nutrition.

Students Run Philly Style is the only program in Philadelphia that offers marathon training to help youth succeed in life.

The Enterprise Center provides access to capital, building capacity, business education and economic development opportunities to high-potential, minority entrepreneurs.

The Food Trust works to ensure that everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food and information to make healthy decisions.

The Vetri Foundation for Children works to help kids experience the connection between healthy eating and healthy living.


General Resources

Community Resource Connects is a free website you can use to find community services and programs to support you, your child and family.


Nutrition

The ChopChop Family's website provides information and featured recipes with instructions.

Nutrition in the Kitchen Image

Find healthy versions of your favorite dishes or recipes that will take you on a trip around the world to taste new recipes and flavors.


Websites

This calculator from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides BMI and the corresponding BMI-for-age percentile on a CDC BMI-for-age growth chart.

HealthyChildren.org, from the AAP, provides general health information by age groups, information about healthy living, safety and prevention information and more.

It's Philadelphia’s premier running and walking specialty store committed to carrying the best running and walking equipment available.

The Please Touch Museum is a nationally recognized children's museum offering family activities, hands-on fun for children 7 and younger, kids' birthday parties and more.

The YMCA supports families in their efforts to build the five pillars that support a healthy family home: eat healthy, play every day, get together, go outside and sleep well.