July 2017 - Issue #29

Check out how the Greenwood Ave. Farmers Market transformed an open lot into a community hub for health and wellness among Trenton residents.

The New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids (NJPHK) was recently presented with one of the first Department of Health Population Hero Award in the category of Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration.

Passion for people is a phrase that best describes Gary and Bonnie Graham. Gary has spearheaded various youth programs for the YMCA and Bonnie served as a lifelong social worker.

Birthday cakes are being traded in for a healthier option for the Raritan Valley YMCA. On Thursday, June 8, parents of two-year-old Sonika brought in a cake made entirely of fruit to celebrate her birthday.

Summer is finally here, and it's the perfect time of year to get outside and explore new places with friends and family. July is National Park and Recreation Month, and New Jersey's national and state park system has a summer calendar that is packed with activities and events for all ages.

The Greenwood Ave. Farmers Market officially opened on Monday, June 12 for its third season as the safe and inviting community gathering place for residents to have access to healthy, affordable food options, health screenings, and summer fun.

During the 2016-2017 school year, 14 Trenton elementary schools participated in The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, a federally assisted program providing free fresh fruits and vegetables to students during the school day, outside of their regular meal.

Saturday, June 3rd launched the start of Vineland's Spring Park Hop 2017. The event, sponsored by Vineland Health Department and the Vineland YMCA "Live Healthy Vineland," kicked-off a month of physical activities for all ages held throughout Vineland through June 29.

Are you looking for a new way to exercise? Practicing yoga is a great way to calm your body and mind while increasing flexibility and muscle strength.

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National Parks and Recreation Month
National Grilling Month
Juvenile Arthritis Month
National Blueberry Month
Eye Injury Prevention Month
National Baby Food Week: July 17  - 21
National Salad Week: July 24 - 28
National Parents Day: July 24