New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids
Communities Making a Difference to Prevent Childhood Obesity 

November 2014

Issue 12







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Welcome to Community Connection

This e-newsletter is designed to keep you up-to-date on the activities of our communities and partner organizations.  

Building Healthy, Equitable Communities Conference Slated for December 3rd
For the third year, the New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids (NJPHK) and its community partners will host a statewide conference on Wednesday, December 3rd at Pines Manor in Edison, New Jersey from 9:45 am to 3:30 pm. Read More  
Healthy Kids Honored for Community Change
New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids recently received the prestigious New Jersey Black Issues Convention's (NJBIC) Community Change Award. Read More
Meet Jaymie Santiago, Project Manager, NJPHK - New Brunswick 
Jaymie Santiago lives in New Brunswick, works in New Brunswick, and says New Brunswick is a big part of who he is. He has been working with and for New Brunswick's communities and their residents for the past 12 years. Read More  
Vineland Healthy Kids Receives Initial $450,000 Grant Toward Three-Year $1.35 Million Grant 
New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids - Vineland (NJPHK-V) recently received an initial grant of $450,000 toward a three-year $1.35 million award from the Partnership to Improve Community Health (PICH), a program funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read More  
Facts About Childhood Obesity 
The dietary and physical activity behaviors of children and adolescents are influenced by many sectors of society, including families, communities, schools, child care settings, medical care providers, faith-based institutions, government agencies, the media, and the food and beverage industries and entertainment industries.

Source: CDC
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New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids is a statewide program of the Robert Wood Johnson 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