Lemons, Turnips, and Bok Choy – Oh My!

As the leaves change color and the days become shorter, remember that as we say goodbye to summer produce like melon, corn, and tomatoes, it’s important to continue to fill your plate with a variety of produce in the fall and winter seasons. When you eat a wide variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, you…

Healthy Food Access is Important to the Residents of Chester

During the month of July 2016, Hart Research Associates conducted a poll of 400 likely registered voters in Chester, Pennsylvania on behalf of the American Heart Association’s ANCHOR Partnerships Program. This work is made possible with funding from the CDC. The results do not necessarily represent the views of the CDC. Chester residents were polled…

Fall Fruit and Veggies

As we celebrate the advent of autumn, we can look forward to the variety of colorful produce that the season has to offer.

Policy Changes to Create a Healthy Work Environment

Why are healthy workplaces so important? Many Americans spend a majority of their day at their place of work, and it is important that businesses and organizations have healthy environments and promote a culture of health. With all the time we spend at work, it is not enough to only focus on healthy living at…

Fruit and Veggies: More Matter

The month of September is Fruit and Veggies: More Matters Month! This month, we encourage you to focus on eating more fruits and vegetables.

Healthy Options at Food Pantries

As part of the ANCHOR mission to increase healthy food access within Chester, the American Heart Association will be working with local food pantries in the community

Healthy Workplace Training & Food and Beverage Toolkit

The American Heart Association is dedicated to improving work environments and implementing workplace wellness programs in order to promote a culture of health in the workplace. Many individuals spend a great deal of time at their place of work, so it is important that businesses offer health and wellness initiatives for all employees. Workplace wellness…

Celebrate National Farmers Market Week with us!

Plan a visit and celebrate National Farmers Market Week with us from Sunday, August 7 – Saturday, August 13!  Your neighborhood farmers market is one of the best ways to eat fresh, buy local, and meet the farmer that has grown the produce that will end up on your plate. The American Heart Association recommends 4-5…

Healthy Labeling at Food Pantries

The American Heart Association (AHA) and Widener University have created a structured plan to improve access to healthy foods in the city of Chester through several of its food pantries. The AHA aims to increase the number of healthy options available at the pantries and implement a labeling program to highlight healthy options. The proposed…

Healthy Vending Goals

The American Heart Association is working in Chester to ensure that every resident has access to fresh and healthy foods. While healthy eating may begin at home, the workplace is also a key environment in improving access to healthy food and beverages. Many individuals spend a good portion of their day at the workplace; therefore,…