Eat Right Philly 2017/18 Outcomes Report

Posted by Eat Right Philly on February 26, 2019

Report on Eat Right Philly assesses its impact and goals

The nutrition program in more than 200 schools touched about 93,000 students in 2017-18. It also changed its name from Eat. Right. Now.

Eat Right Philly released its 2017/18 Outcomes Report recently at a “Wake Up to Wellness Celebration” event at Clara Barton Elementary School to highlight the progress the program has made in the health and wellness of students and families in the District. The organization also used the event to announce its name change. Previously, the program was called Eat. Right. Now. But the group decided to switch the name to emphasize that health and wellness require long-term commitment. “We decided to drop the ‘now’ and move to Eat Right Philly because we’re not just looking at the now, we are looking at long-term benefits for our students and families,” said Eat Right Philly director Lauren Nocito in a phone interview. “It is really important for everyone to make long-term healthy choices to work towards increased wellness.” Eat Right Philly is federally funded through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed). According to its website, the program’s mission is “to educate, support, and inspire improved school wellness and culture so School District of Philadelphia students and their families can live a healthy lifestyle and achieve their fullest potential.”

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