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Nestlé Launches Global Nestlé for Healthier Kids Initiative in the United States through Partnership with the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance

June 28, 2018

Originally posted on PRNewswire.com Newark-area event celebrates “Start Healthy, Stay Healthy,” a program that provides healthy nutrition curriculum to families for a child’s first 1,000 days ARLINGTON, Va., May 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Nestlé will bring its global flagship initiative, Nestlé for Healthier Kids to the United States through a kick-off event in Newark, N.J. today, that introduces the “Start Healthy, Stay Healthy” program. Globally, Nestlé for Healthier Kids uses Nestlé’s industry-leading innovation to support families in raising healthy kids, with the goal of helping 50 million children worldwide live healthier lives by 2030. A critical component of the global Nestlé for Healthier Kids program is accelerating the implementation of grassroots programs to better equip parents and caregivers with nutritional knowledge and practical tips. As part of Nestlé for Healthier Kids in the United States, the company will support initiatives that help provide nutrition education for parents of young children under […]

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Healthy U Symposium Celebrates 10 Years of Impact on the Health of Children and Families in New Jersey

June 28, 2018

Originally posted on TAPInto Over 100 Healthy U champions and partners from YMCAs and schools from all over the state gathered at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on May 18 to celebrate 10 years of community impact. Healthy U was also formally presented with the 2017 CATCH® Award for Excellence in State Health.  CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) is the nationally-recognized curriculum used in the program. This award recognizes the partnership between the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey and the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance and its 36 member associations for Healthy U’s efforts to promote nutrition education and increased physical activity in schools and YMCA childcare settings, advocating for policies that support healthy environments, and convening partners across the state to create a positive collective health impact. Because of the many initiatives made possible by Healthy U, New Jersey kids and families report that they are eating […]

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Push to Expand Diabetes Education Puts NJ Among Small Group of States

May 28, 2018

Originally posted on NJSpotlight.com State YMCAs jockey to be part of program, citing their ability to increase access in diverse communities New Jersey health officials eager to improve public health are looking to expand Medicaid to cover preventative programs to reduce the rate of diabetes, which impacts nearly a million patients and leads to some 2,000 deaths here a year. State leaders plan to enable healthcare providers and other groups to bill Medicaid to help pay for a nationally approved diabetes prevention program designed to help those who are on the cusp avoid the chronic blood-sugar disease. If approved by federal officials, and through the state’s upcoming budget process, New Jersey would become one of only a handful of states with this benefit when it is scheduled to take effect in July. Leaders at the state’s YMCAs, who worked for years to be allowed to tap into this insurance coverage […]

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Free Tasting, Health Screening & Raffle Event at Plainfield’s Rudilcia Market on Wed.

May 28, 2018

Originally posted on TAPInto PLAINFIELD, NJ – EZ Ride, the city of Plainfield, and Atlantic Health are partnering with Rudilcia Market to host another free event for residents that features health screenings, nutrition and health information. Market customers who attend will get a coupon for a free healthy snack or drink, and will have an opportunity to win one of two baskets filled with healthy snacks and lifestyle items like a water bottle, a jump rope, oatmeal, low sodium beans, and fresh fruit. The event at Rudilcia Market, located at 846 East 2nd Street, will take place on Wednesday from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., and is made possible by a grant from the NJ Healthy Corner Store Initiative, as well as support from the city. For many Plainfield residents, the corner store may be a primary destination for quick, easy food shopping.  The Healthy Corner Store Initiative was launched to […]

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Plainfield’s Canela Grocery to Host Healthy Corner Store Event

April 28, 2018

Originally posted on TAPInto PLAINFIELD, NJ – EZ Ride and the City of Plainfield are once again partnering with Canela Grocery and Deli to host a free event for residents featuring free healthy snack samples, coupon giveaways, a healthy basket raffle, and nutrition information. Atlantic Health will also be at the event with a mobile unit to provide free blood pressure, blood glucose, and cholesterol screenings for customers. The event will take place on Friday from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. at Canela Grocery and Deli, located at 414 Liberty Street, is made possible due to a grant from the NJ Healthy Corner Store Initiative, supported by the NJ Partnership for Healthy Kids, the Food Trust, and the American Heart Association. “Many people do not have vehicles and cannot access large grocery stores, so the local corner store is the closest destination for food shopping,” said Krishna Murthy, Executive Director for EZ Ride. “The NJ Healthy Corner […]

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4 Salem County boroughs receive $80k for health and wellness programs

March 28, 2018

Originally posted on NJ.com By Community Bulletin The Salem Health and Wellness Foundation and the Community Foundation of New Jersey announced today four grants awarded to local municipalities totaling $80,000 through the New Jersey Healthy Communities Network. The municipalities are Elmer Boro, Elsinboro, Pennsville and Quinton Townships. These municipalities will be part of a state-wide cohort of 66 organizations representing a cross section of nonprofit, school, and government organizations.  The New Jersey Healthy Communities Network is a coalition of six funding organizations supporting communities in increasing healthy eating and active living. The funding collaborative includes the Salem Health and Wellness Foundation, New Jersey Department of Health, Atlantic Health System, Partners for Health, New Jersey Health Initiatives, and New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids. Projects funded by the Foundation in Salem County will work to create or extend current walking paths, improve healthy options at concession stands, conduct walk/bike/food audits, work […]

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Students visit sewerage agency; free help with tax forms | Journal Entries

March 28, 2018

Originally posted on NJ.com Students visit PVSC lab Students in the Saint Dominic Academy Chemistry Honors and AP Chemistry classes had the opportunity to visit the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission on Feb. 1 for Lab Day.  Accompanied by Dr. Ronald Schreck and Ms. Cristina Manuel, the students toured the water treatment facility and the water analysis lab. The objective of the event was to showcase various careers within the sciences, raise awareness of the important role labs play in society, and educate the students regarding lab procedures and responsibilities. Free tax preparation  United Way of Hudson County is teaming up with the AARP foundation Tax-Aide program and provide a free service to anyone in the Hudson county area. You can have your federal and state income taxes electronically prepared and filed by IRS certified volunteers at no cost. To be eligible you must be a New Jersey resident for all […]

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Area organizations receive grants

March 28, 2018

PUBLISHED FEB 12, 2018 AT 5:14 PM (UPDATED FEB 12, 2018) on AdvertiserNewsSouth.com NEWTON — The Center for Prevention and Counseling, the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges-Franklin and Sussex County Division of Senior Services were among 66 New Jersey non-profits to receive a portion of $1.3 million in grants from the New Jersey Healthy Community Network’s grants program. The 66 funded organizations represent a cross-section of nonprofit, school, and government organizations from across the state and each will receive a grant of $20,000 over a two-year period. The grants were awarded to projects that have a lasting impact on building a culture of health in communities, schools, places of worship, early care, education, neighborhoods, and municipalities. Each grant will address at least one strategy to increase opportunities for physical activity and one strategy to improve access to healthy eating. Among the initiatives are: organizational and school wellness policies, farmers markets, […]

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NJ Spotlight – Number of the Day

February 8, 2018

$1.3M FEBRUARY 8, 2018 Originally posted on NJSpotlight.com The New Jersey Healthy Communities Network’s Community Grants Program (NJHCN) has awarded $1.3 million to 66 New Jersey nonprofits. The NJHCN is a coalition of six funding organizations that support communities that increase opportunities for healthy eating and active living. The 66 recipients represent a cross-section of nonprofit, school, and government organizations from across the state. Each will receive a grant of $20,000 over a two-year period. Each grant will address at least one strategy to increase opportunities for physical activity and one strategy to improve access to healthy eating. Among the initiatives are school-wellness policies, farmers markets, open streets, healthy corner stores, bike racks, walk/bike/food audits, and community gardens. The funding organizations are Atlantic Health System, New Jersey Department of Health, New Jersey Health Initiatives, New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids, Partners for Health Foundation, and Salem Health & Wellness Foundation. […]

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