July 2016
Issue #18

August 7 - 13th is National Farmers Market Week

Vineland's Field of Dreams and Cucumbers
Build it and they will come. That sort of visioning worked for baseball in Iowa in the film "Field of Dreams." Could it produce a community garden behind a hardware store in Vineland?  Read More  
Nutrition Education for Newark Moms and Kids
Mothers are instrumental in shaping their kids' diets; so it's important that they understand how the food and behavioral choices they make can impact their child's health from prenatal through childhood.  Read More 
Greenwood Ave. Farmers Market First Summer Meal Program Feeds 50+ Kids
In addition to being known by Trenton residents as a community hub for health and wellness, the Greenwood Ave. Farmers Market is now recognized as the first farmers market in the state to participate in the USDA's Summer Food Service Program.  Read More 
About Us
New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids is a statewide program of the Robert Wood J ohnson Foundation with technical assistance and direction provided by the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance . The primary goal is to convene, connect and empower community partnerships across the state to implement environmental and policy changing strategies that prevent childhood obesity and create healthier communities. To learn more about NJPHK, go to  www.njhealthykids.org
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Are Gardening Lessons a Solution to Childhood Obesity?  Read More
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July 1-30 - National Park Month

J uly 11, 18, 25 - Greenwood Ave. Farmers Market

July 25  Greenwood Ave. Farmers Market Water Fest

November 30  - Building a Culture of Health in NJ: Advancing the Population Health Conference