Connecting the First Food and Good Food Movements in Philadelphia

Good nutrition starts at birth. And the most healthful first food for infants is breastmilk. So instead of looking at infant feeding and early childhood and adult feeding as two separate agendas an innovative project in Philly sought to take a live course perspective to food—from your very first intake after birth through your adult years.

The First Food / Good Food Project by Common Market, a Philly based, non-profit food distributing organization in the Mid-Atlantic region, founded by Tatiana Garcia-Granados,and Haile Johnston, used this framework and then sought to identify and understand the key influencers for food decisions from how we feed our babies to how we feed ourselves.

Funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, The First Food/Good Food Project reflects the work of Christiaan Morssink, MPH, PhD, Adjunct Professor in Public Health Policy & Administration at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and Natisha Muhammad, MPH, who served as the Research Coordinator. Kimberly Seals Allers, served as the Project Director, bringing her previous work using community assessment models to explore the concept of a “first food desert” to this project.

The findings will enlighten you. To read the full report click here: