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What We’re Cooking with Now
Each month Let’s Move Pittsburgh features a fresh food ingredient, describing why it is good for us, shopping tips, and preparation methods.
10,000 Tables Recipe of the Month
Café Phipps Chef Amy delivers a delicious monthly recipe featuring seasonal ingredients.
A monthly column on local, state and national health policies that impact us all.
Health in Motion
A showcase for schools and community organizations in the Pittsburgh region who are leading children to a healthier future. A new project with a guest author or interviewee will be featured each month. Interested in partcipating? Email us!
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Keep Us Moving Forward: Give to Let's Move Pittsburgh through the United Way
To give to Let’s Move Pittsburgh, designate Phipps Conservatory as your agency program of choice using Contributor Choice code 903797. Thank you!
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As a sponsor of the Let’s Move Pittsburgh program, you'll nourish change-making programs which enable Let's Move Pittsburgh to be a critical resource for families in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Whether you participate as a family or individual, organization or business, your involvement is vitally important to the future of our children and quality of life for us all.
To receive more information about sponsorship opportunities, including business visibility benefits, please contact Greg DuFour at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412/441-4442, ext. 3701.
Note: All contributed funds are designated exclusively to support the year-round initiatives of Let's Move Pittsburgh.
Want to donate time to help make Pittsburgh the healthiest place for children to live, learn, and play? Let’s Move Pittsburgh offers a variety of opportunities for volunteers who share a passion for increasing healthy behaviors in parents, caregivers, and children. Through Phipps volunteer management office, we offer ongoing opportunities well as practicum and field site placements for University students studying in the public health and nutrition fields.
Phipps volunteers are vital to maintaining Let’s Move Pittsburgh’s community outreach efforts. Activities may include assisting in health education lessons at Phipps or in the community, tabling at community events, assisting with the preparation or distribution of program materials, and providing general support for the Green Light Foods mobile app. For ongoing volunteer opportunities, take the first step by completing our volunteer application. You can also request a hard copy by contacting email@example.com.
Practicum and Field Site Opportunities
Students have the opportunity to work with Let’s Move Pittsburgh program director to help research, plan, implement and evaluate Let’s Move Pittsburgh’s program initiatives. We provide activities focused on strengthening student competencies in communication, professionalism, program planning, research and systems thinking. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about practicum placements.
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Handheld Health on the Rise
Whirl's Pointe & Click For Children’s Wellness (Whirl Magazine)
Three Things We Learned From First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House (Allies for Children)
Shaler Area GATE Students Teach Preschoolers About Healthy Eating (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
Let’s Move — America’s Move to Raise a Healthier Generation of Kids (New Pittsburgh Courier)
How to Have a 5-2-1-0 Day During the Winter Season: Healthy Tips for the Entire Family (Whirl Magazine)
Whirl Wednesday: Let's Move Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh Today Live)
Let’s Move Pittsburgh Builds Healthier, More Fulfilling Futures for Local Children (Edible Allegheny)
Shaler Woman Named State Coordinator of Action for Healthy Kids (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
'Let's Move' to Run with '5-2-1-0' Campaign (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Free Food Apps to Download Now (Parents Magazine)
Local Girl Recalls Meeting President Obama At Kids’ State Dinner (KDKA)
Healthy Changes on the Horizon for Pittsburgh’s Champion Schools (Kidsburgh)
APHA Organizes 20th National Public Health Week Celebration: ‘Healthiest Nation 2030’ Theme Promoted (The Nation's Health)
Let’s Move Pittsburgh’s Four Healthy Habits for Your Family (Kidsburgh)
Let's Move Pittsburgh Champion Schools (Let’s Move! Museums and Gardens)
Ross Sixth-Grader Is a Chef in the Making (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Five-Year Study Finds More Than Two-Thirds of Americans Are Overweight or Obese (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
People on the Move (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Green Light Foods App Helps You Make the Right Food Choices as You Shop (Next Pittsburgh)
Phipps Names Mary Kathryn Poole as Let’s Move Pittsburgh Director of Programming and Operations (Techburgh)
The Food Column: Phipps Serves Up a Tasty and Healthful App (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Phipps Simplifies Grocery Shopping with Green Light Foods App (PopCity)
Phipps' Free App Helps Shoppers Make Healthy Food Choices (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
Let's Move Pittsburgh: Celebrating School Champions (Let's Move! Blog)
Let's Move Pittsburgh Announces Champion Schools Award Winner (Pittsburgh Urban Media)
Pittsburgh Coalition Works to Emphasize the Importance of Playgrounds (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Fox Chapel Area Students Plan to Make 3K Race an Annual Event (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
Kids of STEEL Day at Phipps! (Pittsburgh Today Live)
Amplifying Kids' Voices at Phipps Conservatory, Pittsburgh (Let's Move! Blog)
Pledge Allegiance (Edible Allegheny)
Let's Move: Tackling Childhood Obesity in Pittsburgh (PopCity)
More Health Resources
For additional tips, information, and the latest research on healthy living, click on the links below. You may also wish to consult our resources related to 5-2-1-0 and the local services of our partners.
To help you find what you are looking for, use the legend to help navigate the list by health topic.
Nutrition and Hydration
Physical Activity and Recreation
Whole Health and Wellness
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Action for Healthy Kids
Active Living Research
Alliance for a Healthier Generation
Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)
Children and Nature Network
Children in Balance
Choose My Plate
Environmental Working Group
The Food Studies Institute
The Food Trust
Food Research and Action Center (FRAC)
The Frick Art & Historical Center
Health Care Without Harm
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution
Kick the Can
Kids Eat Right
Kids of Steel
La Leche League
National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR)
National Farm to School Network
National Institutes of Health - WeCan!
Partnership for a Healthier America
Pennsylvania Nutrition Education Network (PA NEN)
Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
Public Health Law Center
Slow Food Pittsburgh
Smart Growth America
Smarter Lunchrooms Movement
State of Obesity
U.S. Healthier Schools Challenge
Wellness in the Schools
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