New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids
Communities Making a Difference to Prevent Childhood Obesity 
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February 2013

Issue 4




Forest Hill Elementary School-Breakfast in the Classroom 


Camden City Public Schools Adopt Wellness Policy


New Brunswick Food Alliance


Trenton Students Exhibit Healthy Culinary Skills






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

Spotlight on Courtney Price, Project Manager, NJPHK-Newark

CourtneyGrowing up in Detroit, Courtney Price saw the impact poor healthcare can have on children's lives. She decided at an early age that she wanted to "do something" to help children and their families get the health resources and services they need. "I wanted children to see that someone who looks like them was there to help them," Price says.

New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids-Trenton Video Documents Monument Elementary School's Journey to Health 


Monument Elementary School Playground Build and Healthy Cafeteria


NJPHK Partners Convene New Jersey Obesity Summit  

More than 350 individuals, including community leaders, health educators, teachers, health care providers, school nurses, food service providers, PE teachers, dietitians, and parentsattended the Obesity Prevention Summit in New Jersey, "The State of the State: Important Next Steps." Read more

Camden City Public Schools Adopt School Wellness Policy 

The Camden City Public Schools have adopted a comprehensive wellness policy that the school board president says will change the way schools feed children and get them engaged in active play. The policy, which the Camden Board of Education approved on November 27, focuses on making healthy eating, nutrition education and physical activity an integral part of the day in the city's 26 public schools.  Read more 

Training the Trainers About New Jersey's Fresh Produce 

Passage of the USDA's Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 requires schools across New Jersey and the country to "get an education," so to speak, when it comes to incorporating more fresh fruits and vegetables in school feeding programs - an idea which NJPHK whole-heartedly supports.  Read more 

Facts About Childhood Obesity 

The obesity rate among children ages 2 to 5 has more than doubled (from 5% to 10.4%) during the past three decades.

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would love to hear from you!  Is your organization involved in efforts to increase physical activity or to provide healthy food options for New Jersey children?  Tell us about it by emailing 
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