April 2018 - Issue #38

National Minority Health Month is observed every year in April to highlight the health disparities that persist among racial and ethnic minority populations. NJPHK's Darrin Anderson recently partnered with NJ Department of Health and participated in a panel discussion on Friday, April 6 at William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ.

Healthy U combats childhood obesity through nutrition education, physical education and family involvement. The program partners the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey with the NJ YMCA State Alliance and its 37-member associations.

Despite raising the smoking age to 21 and banning tobacco purchases to those younger than 21, New Jersey still faces a predicament when it comes to tobacco use among children and teens.

This year marks the fifth anniversary of New Brunswick's Ciclovia-an Open Streets initiative that closes the streets to cars and opens them to people, promoting healthy active living by experiencing New Brunswick's vitality, livability and diversity in a safe place for people to exercise and play. 

In a number of communities across the state of New Jersey, residents are improving their health - right in their corner store.  

Individuals ranging from farmers to state officials came together during two Farmers Markets Conferences on Monday, March 26 in West Windsor and Wednesday, April 4 at the Ironbound Early Learning Center in Newark. 

If you think you're the only parent with fussy eaters at home, think again! It can be extremely tough getting kids to choose healthy options.

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Upcoming Events

April Defeat Diabetes Month
April Minority Health Month
April 20 - First Day of Sprong
April 21-22 - New Brunswick Ciclovia
April 23 - World Immunization
April 23 - Every Kid Healthy Week