March 2017 - Issue #25

Just when many of us have begun backsliding on our New Year's resolution of eating healthier, March's National Nutrition Month serves as an opportunity for us to refuel and refocus on eating right and developing better diets.

You've labored over your brackets. It's now time to get ready to watch the numerous college basketball games and cross your fingers that   you've picked the winning team. But unlike the Super Bowl, March Madness is not a one-night food fest. It goes on for weeks beginning March 12 through April 3. And, if you're not careful how you indulge during this time, you can end up with an expanded waistline or the dreaded freshman 15. Check out this list of delectable and satisfying treats that are bound to be favorites among your family and friends.

New Jersey is now in the top 20 nationwide for ensuring that more low-income students start their school day with a healthy morning meal, giving them the nutrition they need to concentrate and learn, according to a national report released today.

Dr. Kathleen Morgan's distinguished academic and professional career has a clear focus: to improve the health of individuals, families, and communities through health promotion efforts and to reduce chronic disease.

On February 15th, 2017, 50 community members gathered at Campbell Soup Company headquarters in Camden, NJ for the 'Investing in a Healthy Future: The Benefits of Regional Wellbeing conference.

The New Jersey Healthy Communities Network (NJHCN) met on February 16th at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Princeton to celebrate the past year's successes and discuss plans for the future.

Foods we typically think are healthy (think yogurt, granola, spaghetti sauce) often contain significant amounts of sugar. Consuming too much sugar can lead to many health-related issues like obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes.

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