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

April 2014

Issue 9  







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Welcome to Community Connection

This e-newsletter is designed to keep you up-to-date on the activities of our communities and partner organizations.  

NJPHK-Newark Video Provides Prescription  for Healthy Kids
Through "Let's Move in the Clinic" program, NJPHK-Newark and physicians are advocating for healthy living. Watch the video to see how.
When Healthy Sells   
Fresh fruit cups are a best-seller at Andy's Food Plus at 512 Pennington Avenue in Trenton's North Ward. Read More 
NJPHK's Anderson Addresses Nearly 1600 Students at YMCA Model UN


More than 1,600 high school students attended the 44th Annual Northeast Regional YMCA Model United Nations (UN) Conference in Hershey, PA.
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Who Knew Salad Could be So Much Fun?

At Belmar Elementary School, one good idea led to another, and another, until there was a recipe book full of good ideas.
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NJPHK-Camden's Project Director Valeria Galarza Receives SJYPA's 2014 Halo Award 

Valeria Galarza, NJPHK-Camden project manager has been named Angel of the Year by the South Jersey Young Professionals Association (SJYPA).
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Facts about Childhood Obesity
Schools play a particularly critical role by establishing a safe and supportive environment with policies and practices that support healthy behaviors. Schools also provide opportunities for students to learn about and practice healthy eating and physical activity behaviors. -
Source: CDC 
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