June 2016
Issue #17

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NJ Communities of Practice Speaker Shares How to Get Voice Heard
Your voice can be a powerful tool in pushing for social changes around the world. That's according to Monifa Bandele, senior campaign director for food justice and children's nutrition at MomsRising. Bandele gave advice about getting your voice heard above the noise in today's super-connected world to 40+ local residents, nurses, and child obesity advocates during the "How to Use Your Superpowers and Get Your Voice Heard!" Workshop on June 1 at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Princeton, NJ. Read More 
7 Steps to Hosting a Successful Ciclovia
A two-mile route beginning at Senior Street and ending at the corner of Joyce Kilmer and Juliet Street in New Brunswick, New Jersey was closed to traffic on Sunday, April 24 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm to make room for the first New Brunswick Ciclovia of 2016. The free, citywide event opened its streets to New Brunswick residents to promote healthy active living, with numerous activity stations along the route . Read More 
NJPHK Healthy Family Retreat Inspires Joshua to Compete on Food Network's Chopped Junior
To most people, Joshua Pantoja Jr. appears to be an ordinary kid. In his spare time, he plays basketball, soccer, baseball and crazy kickball. But that's where ordinary ends and extraordinary begins. At 10 years old, this creative, talented and funny fourth grader from Hamilton, NJ, is a gourmet cook and has been honing his culinary craft since about age 8. As early as age 5, he began spending a lot of time in the kitchen with his grandmother watching and learning how to cook different recipes. Read More 
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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 
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