New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids (NJPHK) is a statewide program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) whose primary goal is to convene, connect and empower community partnerships across the state to implement environment and policy changing strategies that prevent childhood obesity. Community coalitions in Trenton, Camden, Newark, New Brunswick, and Vineland are leading these efforts.
For the third year, the New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids (NJPHK) and its community partners will host a statewide conference on Wednesday, December 3rd at Pines Manor in Edison, NJ from 9:45 am to 3:30 pm.
Camden’s UrbanPromise Wellness Center garden is a true oasis. The 17 raised beds, forming the shape of a labyrinth, provide a restful retreat, a bounty of fresh vegetables, and a source of wonder for the Urban Promise school children who plant seeds in the garden and watch them grow.
Jaymie Santiago lives in New Brunswick, works in New Brunswick, and says New Brunswick is a big part of who he is. He has been working with and for New Brunswick’s communities and their residents for the past 12 years.
What does it take to sustain a healthy lifestyle? That’s the question some Trenton families had the chance to answer this summer through Rx for Health, an initiative that encouraged them to “eat green, get active, and start their family on the road to a healthier life!”