COMMUNITY CONNECTION
May 2018 - Issue #39


Plans are underway for the 2018 Building A Culture of Health in New Jersey Conference. The Conference will be held on Wednesday, November 28 at a new location, the Palace at Somerset Park, 333 Davidson Ave. Somerset, NJ.


During the month of April, nearly 500 New Jersey residents in Newark, Camden, Perth Amboy, Plainfield, Trenton and Vineland benefited from nutrition lessons and health services at designated local corner stores.


The decision by the Camden City Council to try out bike sharing for an four-month trial period generated a multitude of media coverage, both local and national, print and TV. The bicycle service is provided by a company called "ofo" that introduced bike sharing to San Francisco and Beijing, among many other cities.


New Brunswick Ciclovia Study Tour Imparts Practical Wisdom "Start at your own pace, get it right, expand along the way." That slogan summarizes the advice received by participants in the first-ever New Brunswick Ciclovia Study Tour, which was open to organizations and municipalities across the state curious about starting a Ciclovia..


On Saturday, April 21st, the YMCA of Vineland participated along with other Y's across the country in Healthy Kids Day. This year's theme was "Awaken Summer Imagination." Our Y wants to ensure all kids awaken their summer imaginations through healthy eating habits and physical activity.


Here at The New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids we're using the month of May to raise awareness about the benefits of physical activity by encouraging our online community to participate in a #MoveInMay Photo and Video Contest on our social media pages!


In The News
Free Tasting, Health Screening & Raffle Event at Plainfield's Rudilcia Market on Wed.

Push to Expand Diabetes Education Puts NJ Among Small Group of States

NEW DATE: Plainfield's Canela Grocery to Host Healthy Corner Store Event