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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, preparation methods and a recipe from Café Phipps.

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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Do you want to help make our region one of the healthiest places in America for children to live, learn and grow? Increase your impact on children’s health in our region by giving to Phipps’ Let’s Move Pittsburgh program.

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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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Sponsorship Opportunities

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 gdufour@phipps.conservatory.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. 

Ongoing Opportunities 

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 sbertovich@phipps.conservatory.org.

Practicum and Field Site Opportunities

Students have the opportunity to work with the Let’s Move Pittsburgh team 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 letsmove@phipps.conservatory.org for more information about practicum placements. 

Contact Us

c/o Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
One Schenley Park
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213







Press Room

Please contact Julie LaBar, director of marketing and communications, with any media inquiries at jlabar@phipps.conservatory.org or 412/622-6915, ext. 3801.

Press Releases

August 2017
Let’s Move Pittsburgh Helps Families Prepare for Back to School Season

June 2017
Charter School for Students with Dyslexia Builds Spherical Garden to Grow Cafeteria Food

November 2016
Handheld Health on the Rise

October 2016
Let’s Move Pittsburgh Takes Two Elementary Students to Harvest with Michelle Obama

September 2016
Let’s Move Pittsburgh Shares the Secrets to Raising a Healthy Family

July 2015
Local Pittsburgh Sixth-Grader Wins Nationwide Recipe Challenge

June 2015
Let’s Move Pittsburgh Launches Local 5-2-1-0 Movement
Public Garden Grant Program in Pittsburgh Funds Efforts to Improve Student Health

January 2015
Phipps Names Mary Kathryn Poole as Let’s Move Pittsburgh Director of Programming and Operations
Let’s Move Pittsburgh Launches Green Light Foods Application

July 2014
Let’s Move Pittsburgh Announces Champion Schools Award Winners

April 2014
Let’s Move Pittsburgh Announces School Champion Award Opportunity

March 2012
Troy and Theodora Polamalu Tackle Childhood Obesity with Let's Move Pittsburgh

October 2011
Phipps Serves as Lead Host for Two Major Symposia Inspired by First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Campaign

Featured News

December 2016
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Celebrates Let's Move! Museums and Gardens at the White House's Final Garden Harvest (Institute of Museum and Library Services)

October 2016
First Lady Michelle Obama to Celebrate Impact of Let's Move!, Announce Updates to the White House Kitchen Garden, and Participate in Her Final Fall Harvest (The White House)

April 2016
Whirl's Pointe & Click For Children’s Wellness (Whirl Magazine)

March 2016
Three Things We Learned From First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House (Allies for Children)

February 2016
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)

January 2016
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)

November 2015
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)

October 2015
Free Food Apps to Download Now (Parents Magazine)

July 2015
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)

June 2015
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)

february 2015
People on the Move (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

January 2015
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)

august 2014
Let's Move Pittsburgh: Celebrating School Champions (Let's Move! Blog)

July 2014
Let's Move Pittsburgh Announces Champion Schools Award Winner (Pittsburgh Urban Media)

June 2014
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)

February 2014
Kids of STEEL Day at Phipps! (Pittsburgh Today Live)
Amplifying Kids' Voices at Phipps Conservatory, Pittsburgh (Let's Move! Blog)

October 2013
iCarly Actor Has Nutrition Message to Share (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
Fighting Obesity Starts Now with Healthy Choices (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

September 2013
No Menu Monday: All About the Kids (The Union Hall Times)
Pittsburgh Takes on the Food Revolution Challenge (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

March 2013
Pledge Allegiance (Edible Allegheny)

January 2012
Let's Move: Tackling Childhood Obesity in Pittsburgh (PopCity)

October 2011
White House Chef Spurs Pittsburgh Health Push (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Museums Meet on "Feeding the Spirit" (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

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
  Expert Research
  Whole Health and Wellness

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics  
Action for Healthy Kids  
Active Living Research  
Alliance for a Healthier Generation  
Bike PGH!  
Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)  
ChangeLab Solutions  
Children and Nature Network  
Children in Balance  
Choose My Plate  
Drink Up  
Environmental Working Group  
fitUnited Pittsburgh  
The Food Studies Institute  
The Food Trust  
Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) 
The Frick Art & Historical Center 
Healthy Armstrong 
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  
Let’s Go!  
Let's Move!  
Local Harvest  
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  
Sesame Workshop  
Slow Food Pittsburgh  
Smart Growth America  
Smarter Lunchrooms Movement  
State of Obesity  
Team FNV  
U.S. Healthier Schools Challenge  
WeCan! Pittsburgh  
Wellness in the Schools  

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