New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids
Communities Making a Difference to Prevent Childhood Obesity 
November 2015 
Issue 18

Welcome to Community Connection

This e-newsletter is designed to keep you up-to-date on the activities of our communities and partner organizations.
International Expert in Childhood Obesity Prevention to Headline Building a Culture of Health  Conference on December 2nd
Dr. Sandra G. Hassink, President, American Academy of Pediatrics, will be the keynote speaker at the 4th Annual Building a Culture of Health in NJ Conference on Wednesday, December 2 at Pines Manor in Edison, NJ.

Participants at this year's conference also will be able to choose among six workshops focused on topics related to improving the health of NJ communities.  Read More
NJ Athletes Carli Lloyd & Jay Williams Support Physical Activity and Nutrition in Schools
On October 14, about 620 fourth and fifth-grade students in the Middletown Township School District got to play with the pros in a free joint soccer and basketball ProCamp. The ProCamp was led by New Jersey natives Carli Lloyd, a World Soccer Cup MVP, and Jay Williams, an All-American basketball player and first round draft choice.
Anderson Advocates for Transportation Equity at GMTMA Annual Meeting
"Is transportation a contemporary civil rights issue?" That was the question posed by Dr. Darrin Anderson, deputy director of New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids (NJPHK), who served as the keynote speaker for the Greater Mercer Transportation Management Association (GMTMA) annual meeting. Held on Friday, October 23, the event was attended by more than 150 individuals representing policy makers, transportation professionals and local business leaders.  Read More
New Brunswick Youth Get Physical at Healthy Kids Camp
This summer 17 New Brunswick children had fun and learned valuable swim skills through the Raritan Valley YMCA. The one-week Healthy Kids Camp for children ages five to 12 taught healthy eating and physical activity concepts through various fun activities. Read More
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