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200+ Environmental Policy Changes Impacting Over 45 Municipalities

Promoting Active Living Through Bicycle Lanes

65+ Families Have Attended Our Ongoing Healthy Living Retreat

200+ Corner Stores Enrolled in the NJ Healthy Corner Store Initiative

Building Community Playgrounds

Sponsoring Healthy Farmers Markets

Developing School Wellness Policies

400+ Attending the Annual Culture of Health Conference

Implementing Environment and Policy Changes to Help Children Achieve a Healthy Weight


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Thank YOU for Making the Building a Culture of Health in New Jersey Conference a Success! See You Next Year!

December 5, 2017

The New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids (NJPHK) co-hosted the Building a Culture of Health in New Jersey: A Systems Approach to Promoting Population Health Conference on Wednesday, November 29th at Pines Manor in Edison, NJ. “Our goal is to help communities create policy and environmental changes that address social determinants of health and improve overall health outcomes for New Jersey families,“ stated Dr. Darrin Anderson, State Program Director, New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids (NJPHK).   Anderson Kicks Off Conference NJPHK’s State Program Director Dr. Darrin Anderson kicked off the event attended by more than 500 public health professionals, social workers, educators, dietitians, and community leaders from across the state. This year’s conference — one of the largest Public Health Conferences in New Jersey — had the largest attendance ever! Anderson lauded attendees for their partnership and commitment and advised them to “Bring home the difference you see today […]

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Community Health Collaborative Focuses on Improving Healthy Behaviors

November 7, 2017

November is American Diabetes Month. According to Healthline.com, more than 1.4 million cases of diabetes are being diagnosed annually and about 95% of those cases are type 2 diabetes. The American Diabetes Association reports that more than 12% of the New Jersey population is diabetic and a 2012 Community Health Assessment reported that nearly 10% of Mercer County residents have been diagnosed with diabetes. While still less common than adults, the number of children currently being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes is increasing nationwide due to poor eating habits and obesity.  The Community Health Collaborative (CHC) is a program created by Novo Nordisk to improve healthy behaviors in children grades 2-4 in selected Trenton schools by expanding opportunities to access healthy food and increase physical activity. “Since its founding in 2015, the Community Health Collaborative has made important progress in enhancing the culture of health around young people in Trenton,” […]

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30 NJ Health Experts Slated to Speak at Annual Culture of Health Conference on November 29

November 7, 2017

Over 400 public health professionals, educators, and community leaders will hear from 30 population health experts at the Building a Culture of Health in New Jersey conference on Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 in Edison, NJ. This year’s theme is ‘A Systems Approach to Promoting Population Health.’ Participants will learn about various public health topics, as well as how to leverage and exchange best practices and research findings in Building a Culture of Health. Meet Our Featured Speakers The daylong conference will feature two dynamic keynote speakers – four-time Olympic runner and New Jersey native Joetta Clark Diggs and social media entrepreneur Dr. Mikhail (Mike) Varshavski D.O. Clark Diggs is a four-time Olympian, Motivational Extraordinaire and NJ Hall of Fame Inductee. She is also the founder of the Joetta Clark Diggs Sports Foundation. Clark Diggs had a successful 24-year career as a competitive 800-meter and 1500-meter runner, winning many collegiate, national, […]

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Raritan Valley YMCA Celebrates a Healthy Halloween

November 7, 2017

The Raritan Valley YMCA’s Healthy U program got families in a festive mood on Tuesday, October 31 with their Healthy Halloween event. The day-long event featured a “Trunk or Trails” that encouraged physical activity among the children. During the day, child care classes hosted individual Halloween parties that featured themed games, activities, and even healthy ‘fruit snacks,’ consisting of a variety of different fruit skewers. “Halloween can be presented without so many sugar sweet drinks and snacks,” said Preeti Srivastava, senior director for the Raritan Valley YMCA.  “A little creativity goes a long way to keep children healthier and active.” Parents were notified prior to the celebration, asking them to choose more nutritional snack items to place in trick or treat bags. While the children trick or treated through the YMCA parking lot, they were asked to do a trick (perform a simple exercise) in exchange for a healthy treat.   SHARE:

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Heart Smarts Helps Community Eat Fresh, Feel Good

November 7, 2017

The Lucky Star Deli on Tyler Street in Trenton is an oasis in a true food desert. Recognizing the importance of offering healthy choices to her customers, store owner Alexsa Zayas was an early and enthusiastic participant in Trenton’s Corner Store Initiative. Zayas once had weight issues of her own so she recognized the importance of bringing wholesome food to the neighborhood. Moreover, Zayas appreciated the education that comes along with being a healthy corner store. “There’s a general lack of knowledge about healthy food, so the education customers receive is very important,” Zayas said. Lucky Star Deli enrolled in the Trenton Healthy Corner Store Network at the start of the initiative in 2014. This year, when The Food Trust expanded the Healthy Corner Store Network with support from Novo Nordisk and introduced Heart Smarts and Health Screenings in Trenton, Lucky Star was chosen as one of four Heart Smarts […]

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Galarza Appointed to Executive Council of BPAC

November 7, 2017

Valeria Galarza, Senior Program Manager for Get Healthy Camden has been appointed to the Executive Council of the New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Council (BPAC).  The Executive Council makes cycling and walking safer and more convenient for all New Jersey residents.  BPAC’s mission is to advise the New Jersey Department of Transportation on policies, programs, projects, and research priorities to advance cycling and walking as safe and viable forms of transportation and recreation throughout the State for users of all ages and abilities. The Council members also advise other state and regional agencies on priorities to advance cycling and walking in New Jersey.  “I’m very excited to represent Camden on the BPAC,” said Galarza.  “Improving the built environment by making cycling and walking safer for all residents continues to be a priority.”  BPAC is composed of approximately 15 voting members, representing various federal, state, and regional agencies, advocates, and […]

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5 Tips to Keep Your Holiday Season Healthy

With the holiday season fast approaching, it’s easy to lose sight of healthy habits. Foods rich in fats, sugar, and sodium are in abundance at parties and gatherings which can make these dishes very difficult to avoid. According to an article on CalorieControl.org, the average American consumes nearly 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat at just ONE holiday meal. Don’t stress – here are 5 tips to help you keep your holiday dinners healthy and light: Bring a healthy dish with you – Bringing a dish you whip up yourself is a great way to ensure that at least one thing you eat is healthier! Eat breakfast – Starting your day off with a healthy balanced meal is always important, why skip it during the holidays? Know your limits – Stop when you’re full and pop a mint in your mouth. A fresh palette can curb overeating. Plan some […]

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New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids 2017 Highlight Video

Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice in Camden, Newark, New Brunswick, Trenton, and Vineland.

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