Obesity & The Food System

Micaela (Mica) Root


Mica is the Senior Projects Coordinator with Get Healthy Philly at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. Mica's work focuses on building collaborations to increase joyful movement, appealing tap water, and high-quality food in school, early childhood education, and community settings. She serves as adviser to the Mayor’s Office of Education on its Healthy Schools initiative. 

Get Healthy Philly was created in 2010 as an innovative multidisciplinary collaboration of public health, academic institutions, community-based organization, and the private sector with the goal of tackling the underlying risk factors driving the epidemic of chronic disease facing Philadelphia.

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