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Leuze named “Healthy Kids Champion”

December 17, 2014 | Community News

Published in the Star Ledger/

Marguerite Leuze, special assistant for health services and nursing for the Newark Public Schools Office of Health Services, has received the “Healthy Kids Champion” award from the New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids, a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Leuze received the award for her “dedicated and focused commitment to the children in the city of Newark especially those who are underserved and less privileged.” She was one of six community leaders honored for their commitment and contributions in the NJPHK-targeted communities of Newark, Camden, New Brunswick, Trenton and Vineland.

“It’s an honor to present the Healthy Kids Champion award to Dr. Leuze for her tireless advocacy and commitment to providing the specialized care she does in Newark,” said Darrin Anderson, deputy director of NJPHK.

“I feel privileged to have had the opportunity over the years to be able to make a difference in the Newark community,” said Leuze, who was honored Dec. 3 at the Building Healthy, Equitable Communities Conference in Edison, a day long conference on building healthier communities which was attended by more than 300 community leaders, dietitians, teachers, school nurses and social workers.

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