Health Promotion Council, a PHMC affiliate, in partnership with the City of Phialdelphia, is leading the programmatic design, implementation and coordination for the Philly Play Summer Challenge 2014. Philly Play is an initiative to offer children structured opportunities to learn about active play and nutrition at 10 targeted recreation centers across Philadelphia, one in each Council District.

Nearly one-third of Philadelphia's children are overweight or obese. Introducing physical activity earlier in life sets the table for a healthy childhood. City Council kicked off the Philly Play initiative by recognizing May as National Physical Fitness Month. At each of the Philly Play sites, children will participate in special programming including structured play time, skill building activities and interactive nutritional education with the Farm Explorer, a 20-foot mobile farm truck provided by Greener Partners. The program will culminate in a Philly Play Summer Challenge event at the Vogt Recreation Center, where kids from around the City will show off skills they learned over the six-week program.