Pennsylvania Health Department Highlights Continued Investments, Collaboration for Programs to Help End Hunger, Improve Nutrition in Pennsylvania

Acting Secretary of Health and Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson joined representatives from Feeding Pennsylvania and the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania to showcase the Pennsylvania Healthy Pantry Initiative (PA HPI) program in action. This program has supported tens of thousands of pantry clients to increase their consumption of healthy foods by highlighting the healthy food choices within the food pantries, equipping clients with reliable and helpful information, and providing displays and storage equipment to showcase healthier options. Program materials include shelf talkers, signage, produce information, and recipe cards that are instrumental in food demonstrations, tastings, and nutrition classes hosted through local food pantries. In April 2022, PA HPI was added as a nationally recognized program offering a practice-tested intervention in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s SNAP-Ed toolkit. Click here to learn more.