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Drexel University’s PA SNAP-Ed/EAT RIGHT PHILLY Program serves thousands of students, families, and staff in approximately 80 School District of Philadelphia schools, charter schools and community sites throughout the city of Philadelphia.

Eat Right Philly

Our goal is to empower participants to make choices that will promote good health for a lifetime. We seek to educate, support, and inspire improved wellness in schools and communities to help students, adults and families make healthful food choices and choose physically active lifestyles.


Who We Are

Drexel University’s PA SNAP-Ed / EAT RIGHT PHILLY program is a Pennsylvania Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (PA SNAP-Ed) partner which provides free nutrition outreach programs to SNAP-eligible participants. Drexel’s team is one of six partners to the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) EAT RIGHT PHILLY Program, the official nutrition education program of the SDP. EAT RIGHT PHILLY provides interactive nutrition lessons and programs designed to educate students and families, support schools and communities in creating healthier environments, and improve access to healthier choices. Drexel’s EAT RIGHT PHILLY Team is led by our Primary Investigator, Dr. Jennifer Quinlan and includes a staff of 15 employees. In addition, EAT RIGHT PHILLY hires both undergraduate and graduate students to assist in the preparation, delivery and reporting of nutrition program activities.

Meet the Team

What We Do

Drexel University’s EAT RIGHT PHILLY Team conducts interactive nutrition education programming using a variety of interventions to promote healthful eating and physically active lifestyles. The EAT RIGHT PHILLY Team uses approved, evidence-based and practice–tested curricula to conduct nutrition education lessons with students in kindergarten through twelfth grades and with adults. Lessons may include interactive activities, games, handouts, cooking activities, food tastings and incentives for participants.
EAT RIGHT PHILLY also employs a variety of interventions to promote wellness in schools and community sites that will help to make the healthy choice the easy choice. Examples of these interventions include:  

  • School Wellness – Work with School Wellness Councils, School Advisory Councils, or other groups to conduct a school wellness assessment, create an action plan, and implement strategies to improve school wellness
  • Promotional Programs:
    • Breakfast Promotion
    • Fruit or Vegetable Promotion
    • Healthy Celebrations
    • Healthy Fundraisers
    • Hydration Promotion
    • Physical Activity Promotions
  • Gardening – Whether in the classroom or outside in a garden, participants learn how to plant, grow, nurture and harvest vegetables
  • Food Assistance – Provide tips, recipes, cooking demonstrations, and food tastings to participants to demonstrate healthy recipes using a variety of foods.

Programming Site List

Programming Site List 2020-2021

School District of Philadelphia Schools

Abraham Lincoln High School
Alain Locke School
AMY 5 @ James Martin Middle School
Benjamin Franklin High School
Bodine High School for International Affairs
Building 21
Castor Gardens Middle School
Constitution High School
Edwin Forrest School
Feltonville Arts & Sciences Middle School
Frankford High School
Franklin Learning Center
Horace Furness High School
George Washington Carver High School of Engineering and Science
George Washington High School
General George A. McCall School
General Harry LaBrum Middle School
General Louis Wagner Middle School
General Phillip Kearny School
Samuel Gompers Elementary School
Samuel S. Fels High School
Grover Washington Middle School
Hancock Demonstration School
Hill-Freedman World Academy
John B. Stetson Charter School
Joseph H, Brown Academics Plus Elementary School
Jules E. Mastbaum High School
Julia R. Masterman High School
Kensington Health Sciences Academy
Kensington High School for the Creative and Performing Arts
Kensington High School
Lankenau High School
Laura W. Waring School
Martha Washington School
Martin Luther King High School
Morton McMichael School
Motivation High School
Murrell Dobbins CTE High School
Northeast High School
Overbrook Educational Center
Overbrook High School
Parkway Center City Middle College
Parkway Northwest High School for Peace and Social Justice
Penn Treaty High School
Philadelphia High School for Girls
Randolph Technical High School
Roberto Clemente Middle School
Roosevelt Elementary School
Roxborough High School
Samuel Powel School
Science Leadership Academy
Science Leadership Academy @ Beeber
Science Leadership Academy Middle School
South Philadelphia High School
Spring Garden School
Swenson Technical High School
The Northeast Community Propel Academy
The U School: Innovation Lab
Thomas Edison High School
Tilden Middle School
Vaux High School: A Big Picture School
Walter B. Saul High School
Warren G. Harding Middle School
Widener Memorial School
William C. Longstreth Elementary School

Charter Schools

Belmont Elementary Charter School
KIPP North Philadelphia Academy
KIPP Philadelphia Preparatory Academy
Mariana Bracetti Academy Charter School
Philadelphia Charter School for Arts & Sciences @ HR Edmunds
Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School
Tacony Academy Charter High School
Tacony Academy Charter School

Community Centers

Dornsife Center
Mantua Haverford Community Center

Recreation Centers

SquashSmarts @ The Lenfest Center

Health Center

Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services

Nondiscrimination statement

Full Statement (English) This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) through the PA Department of Human Services (DHS).

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (833) 620-1071, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to:

  1. mail:
    Food and Nutrition Service, USDA
    1320 Braddock Place, Room 334
    Alexandria, VA 22314; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) through the PA Department of Human Services (DHS).