November 2017 - Issue #33

Over 400 public health professionals, educators, and community leaders will hear from 30 population health experts at the Building a Culture of Health in New Jersey conference on Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 in Edison, NJ.

New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids (NJPHK) collaborates with high-profile, high-results partners in pursuing its mission to implement strategies that support access to affordable healthy foods to help children achieve a healthy weight. 

November is American Diabetes Month. According to, more than 1.4 million cases of diabetes are being diagnosed annually and about 95% of those cases are type 2 diabetes.

The Raritan Valley YMCA's Healthy U program got families in a festive mood on Tuesday, October 31 with their Healthy Halloween event. The day-long event featured a "Trunk or Trails" that encouraged physical activity among the children.

The Lucky Star Deli on Tyler Street in Trenton is an oasis in a true food desert. Recognizing the importance of offering healthy choices to her customers, store owner Alexsa Zayas was an early and enthusiastic participant in Trenton's Corner Store Initiative.

Since 2015, Live Healthy Vineland has worked with local organizations such as Elwyn New Jersey to implement healthy workplace strategies. Elwyn NJ has many dedicated employees who serve disabled and disadvantaged individuals.

Valeria Galarza, Get Healthy Camden and Cooper's Ferry Partnership Senior Project Manager, joined John Weidman, Deputy Executive Director, The Food Trust and Kim Fortunato, president of Campbell Soup Foundation in a panel discussion regarding Food Access at the Kent County Nutrition Summit.

Valeria Galarza, Senior Program Manager for Get Healthy Camden has been appointed to the Executive Council of the New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Council (BPAC). The Executive Council makes cycling and walking safer and more convenient for all New Jersey residents.

The Greenwood Ave. Farmers Market wrapped up another successful season with their third annual Harvest Fest on Monday October 23, 2017.

New Brunswick Ciclovia, a family-friendly event that emphasizes healthy living and community bonding, hosted its final event of the season on October 8, 2017.

In The News

Upcoming Events

American Diabetes Month
Give Thanks Month
World Antibiotics Awareness Week: November 15 - 20
Veterans Day - November 11
Thanksgiving Day - November 23
Culture of Health in New Jersey Conference - November 29