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Free Tasting, Health Screening and Food Basket Raffle Event at Plainfield’s Isabelita Market on Dec. 13

Originally posted on By TAPINTO PLAINFIELD STAFF December 12, 2017 at 1:28 PM PLAINFIELD, NJ – EZ Ride, The City of Plainfield, and Atlantic Health Systems are once again partnering with Isabelita Market to host a free event for residents that will feature health screenings, nutrition education, a food basket raffle and healthy snack samples. Customers who attend the event will have a chance to win one of two baskets filled with healthy snacks and lifestyle items such as a water bottle, jump rope, Raisin Bran cereal, pasta, fresh fruit and more! The event will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 13 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Isabelita Market, located at 341 Park Avenue, and is made possible due to a grant from the NJ Healthy Community Network and support from the NJ Healthy Corner Store Initiative. Many communities do not have large grocery stores, and the local corner store is the […]


Plainfield Healthy Community Network to Host Free Tasting Event at Isabelita Market

Originally posted on By TAPINTO PLAINFIELD STAFF August 14, 2017 at 10:59 PM   PLAINFIELD, NJ – A free healthy food tasting event will take place at Plainfield’s Isabelita Market this Thursday, Aug. 17th, from 2:30 to 4:00 pm, as a part of the New Jersey Healthy Corner Store Initiative.  This initiative connects corner store owners and neighborhood partners with resources to access fruits, vegetables, and other healthy food options. Fresh fruit, yogurt, and Heart Healthy Coupons will be available at Isabelita Market, located at 341 Park Avenue.  This food event is just one in a series that have taken place around the city.  The  goal of the events is simple:  encourage local residents, especially students, to embrace healthy food options, and to switch from high sugar or salty snacks to fresh fruits and vegetables. In late July, EZ Ride, with assistance from Rutgers SNAP-Ed, hosted an event at […]



Originally published on DARRIN W. ANDERSON AND BILL LOVETT | AUGUST 8, 2017 Diabetes is not just an individual disease; it has municipal-level ramifications, especially where there are fewer opportunities for active living and healthy food access This past week, the New Jersey state Legislature and Gov. Chris Christie took a giant step to curb the impact of an insidious disease. They approved a law that requires Medicaid coverage for diabetes self-management education, training, services, and equipment for patients diagnosed with diabetes, gestational diabetes, and pre-diabetes. As an organization that is committed to improving the health and wellness of the nation, and addressing health equity, we understand the importance of preventing and managing chronic disease. Therefore, we applaud our state policymakers for making this decision on behalf of the 700,000 people in New Jersey living with diabetes and the more than 235,000 who are at risk of developing the […]


L.A. Parker: Summer Solstice reminds us to take advantage of the positive sides of Trenton

Originally posted on The Trentonian By L.A. Parker, The Trentonian Carol Burnett ended her television show with this theme tune. “I’m so glad we had this time together,/ Just to have a laugh, or sing a song./ Seems we just get started and before you know it/ Comes the time we have to say, “So long.” Well, say goodbye to summer and start searching for those back-to-school sales, placemat settings for Thanksgiving dinner and Christmas gifts. The summer solstice, aka “the longest day of sunlight” offered for the year, arrives Wednesday as we start the countdown of 2017. Actually, Tuesday delivers the longest day as the sun rises at 5:29 a.m. and sets at 8:31 p.m. for a grand total of 15 hours, two minutes and two seconds of light time. As local high school seniors take their march of pomp and circumstance, it’s already time to start thinking about […]


Greenwood Ave. Farmers Market to reopen on Monday

Originally posted on June 7, 2017 The Greenwood Ave. Farmers Market will reopen for its third season on Monday, offering Trenton-area residents healthy food options and health screenings throughout the summer. The market—located at 427 Greenwood Avenue, behind the Trenton Transit Center—will be open every Monday through Oct. 23 from 1 to 6 p.m. with the exception of holidays. The market will feature “Jersey Fresh” fruits and vegetables, tropical fruits, meat, eggs and bakery items. For the first time this year, the market will also offer seafood products, fruit smoothies and ready-to-eat meals from local food trucks. Matching dollars will be provided for residents using SNAP, WIC and SFMNP vouchers. Health screenings, nutrition education, cooking demonstrations and live music will also be included in the weekly activities. “We are excited to bring locally grown produce and health-related resources to our Trenton families for our third season,” Marissa Davis, project director for New […]


Local organizations are “health heroes”

Originally posted on June 8, 2017 LAWRENCEVILLE – The Cumberland Cape Atlantic YMCA and the New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids-Vineland were among the winners of the New Jersey Department of Health’s first Population Health Heroes Awards, which were presented at the 2017 Population Health Summit at Rider University. Awards were presented by members of the Population Health Action Team, which includes Cabinet officials of the Departments of Agriculture, Children and Families, Community Affairs, Environmental Protection, Health, Human Services and Transportation. “The goal of these awards is to recognize and showcase the work of an individual, group, business, municipality, county, faith-based or other community organization that have successfully implemented a program or intervention that has made a measurable difference in health outcomes for New Jersey residents,” said Health Commissioner Cathleen Bennett.  More Neighbors News: Vineland Rotary Awards $21,000 in scholarships CCAYMCA and NJPHK-Vineland received the Multistakeholder Collaboration Award along […]

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