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

July 2015 

Issue 16


Welcome to Community Connection

This e-newsletter is designed to keep you up-to-date on the activities of our communities and partner organizations.
Greenwood Avenue Farmers Market Brings Unique Combination of Healthy Food and Health Services to Trenton 
The Greenwood Avenue Farmers Market, located at 427 Greenwood Avenue, celebrated its grand opening on Monday, June 15, with great fanfare as more than 100 people, including local and state dignitaries, supporters, partners, vendors, health service providers and residents of Trenton came out for an afternoon and evening of food, fun and health-related activities. Read More 
Residents Live Well this Summer with the Start of the New Brunswick Community Farmers Market 
A spirit of health and well-being is alive and well in New Brunswick this summer with the return of the New Brunswick Community Farmers Market. Read More
Vineland Residents Take Back the Parks
Vineland's summer Park Hop Series kicked off June 29 and will continue through August 6. Designed to bring residents into city parks over the summer, Park Hop will present activities throughout Vineland in parks that often are underutilized .  Read More
David Calderetti , Project Manager NJPHK-Vineland     
Bicycling is a big part of David Calderetti's life and he hopes to make Vineland a more bicycle-friendly environment as part of his work as project manager of New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids-Vineland (NJPHK-V) and director of Live Healthy Vineland. Read More
Facts About Childhood Obesity
The dietary and physical activity behaviors of children and adolescents are influenced by many sectors of society, including families, communities, schools, child care settings, medical care providers, faith-based institutions, government agencies, the media, and the food and beverage industries and entertainment industry.
Tell us About It!
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