October 2016
Issue #20

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with Valeria Galarza
Valeria Galarza's family embraces the culture and heritage of the Dominican Republic on her mother's side, El Salvador on her father's side, Puerto Rico on her husband's side and the USA where Galarza and her husband were born and raised.  Read More 
NJPHK's Dr. Darrin Anderson Speaks at the Faith in
Health Forum

Greenwood Ave. Farmers Market Fit Fest
Physical health and fun were the main menu items served during the Greenwood Ave. Farmers Market's Fit Fest on August 29.  Read More 
Why Are Carrots Orange?
Family Dining Comes to Newark
Starting in September, four Head Start preschools will begin initiating family style dining. Students and teachers will gather at small tables, enjoy a nutritious meal and talk about the food.
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Greenwood Ave. Farmers
Market Partners Aramark Building Community
Aramark's Building Community (ABC) is a community involvement initiative where employees lend a hand to various local centers and projects to help strengthen and enrich lives.   Read More
Atlantic City Corner
Stores Get Healthy
Ten corner stores in Atlantic City have signed on to the Corner Store Initiative. The participating stores are located near schools to increase access to healthy food and snack options for students.  Read More
About Us
New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids is a statewide program of the Robert Wood J ohnson 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  www.njhealthykids.org
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