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

May 2015 

Issue 15


Welcome to Community Connection

This e-newsletter is designed to keep you up-to-date on the activities of our communities and partner organizations.
Let's Get Physical! 
May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. Read More 
The Power of a Collective Approach in Camden 
Since New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids-Camden (NJPHK-C) became a presence in the Camden community, significant progress has been made in the partnership's efforts to focus on policy and environmental change to reverse the rate of childhood obesity. Read More
Corner Stores are Key to Building Healthier Communities
In 2013, New Jersey was one of six states that saw a slight increase in adult obesity. In addition, the state's rate of obesity in toddlers residing in low-income communities is the second highest in the nation. Read More
Trenton Preparing for Launch of Greenwood Ave Farmers Market    
Volunteers are busy preparing for the official grand opening of the Greenwood Ave. Farmers Market on Monday, June 15. The Greenwood Ave Farmers Market will be operated from the parking lot located at 427 Greenwood Avenue in Trenton and is scheduled to be open every Monday from 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm through October 26. Read More
Safe Routes to School Grant Funds Sidewalk Improvements     
NJPHK-Vineland (NJPHK-V) and its partners are celebrating a Safe Routes to School grant with far-reaching potential. The $275,000 grant will be used to improve the infrastructure around Gloria M. Sabater Elementary School making the environment safer for walkers and bikers. Read More 
Anderson Serves as Panelist in NJ Learning Connection Forum  
On March 24, 2015, Darrin Anderson, PhD, deputy director of the New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids (NJPHK), participated as a panelist in the New Jersey Learning Connection Forum. 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