Since 2009, the New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids (NJPHK) has focused on implementing strategies that support access to affordable healthy foods and increase opportunities for physical activity that help children achieve a healthy weight.
We began this effort through community coalitions in Camden, New Brunswick, Newark, Trenton and Vineland. Since that time, NJPHK has expanded its impact to improve the health and well-being of children in more than 45 communities across New Jersey. Today, more than 200 environmental and policy changes have been implemented to help promote a better quality of life through healthy eating and physical activity in numerous local New Jersey neighborhoods.
From assisting with the development of community and school wellness policies to renovating neighborhood playgrounds, to securing commitments to provide healthier choices in local corner stores, to creating bike lanes and co-sponsoring fun and fitness events—NJPHK is helping to make the healthy choice the easy choice for children and families.
NJPHK also provides regional technical assistance and coaching to neighborhoods interested in adopting strategies, programs, policies, systems and environmental changes to create healthier communities.