November 2016 - Issue #21

The New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids (NJPHK) recently launched its new logo and redesigned the website. 

Dr. Darrin Anderson, was a speaker at the New Jersey Primary Care Association's (NJPCA) annual conference on September 28 - 29, 2016 in Atlantic City, NJ. 

The Greenwood Ave. Farmers Market hosted a Bike Fest on Monday, September 26 to spread road and bike safety knowledge to its residents. 

Healthy Worksites in Vineland: 21 and Counting

Twenty-one Vineland-area employers understand the value of improving, supporting and maintaining healthy behaviors in the workplace. 

First Lady Michelle Obama launched Let's Move! to target childhood obesity. Now the movement is championing health through outdoor family activities and advocating greater involvement in our nation's parks and other outdoor spaces. 

Eating a healthy lunch gives students the mental energy to focus on schoolwork in the afternoon.  Whether children "brown bag" their lunch or select it from the school cafeteria, it's important to include all the food groups to ensure a nutritious meal.

Let's face it - soda is one of the worst beverages anyone can consume! It's full of empty calories, caffeine, and sugar. Consuming too much sugar over time leads to tooth decay and obesity in both children and adults. 

According to WebMD, the obesity epidemic is widely blamed for an alarming rise in the incidence of type 2 diabetes among children.

Upcoming Events
November 1
National Family Literacy Day

November 1-November 30
National Diabetes Month

November 30
Building a Culture of Health in NJ-Advancing the Population Health Conference
8:30 am - 3:00 pm