October 2017 - Issue #32

More than 400 public health professionals, educators, dieticians, and community leaders from across the state are expected to attend the 2017 Building a Culture of Health Conference, including former Olympian Joetta Clark Diggs and social media star Doctor Mike. 

Dr. Fredrick McDowell is the newly appointed Superintendent of Trenton Public Schools. A native of North Carolina, McDowell is from a family of educators dating back as far as the 1960s through the early 2000s.

Eating healthy doesn't mean you have to turn your life around. In fact, choosing just one or two "doable" changes beneficial to good health is the better path to wellness according to Susan A. Jones, RDN dietitian, and nutritionist with the Henry J. Austin Health Center.

Observed annually from September 15 - October 15, National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the history and culture of American citizens with ancestry in Mexico, Cuba, Spain, the Caribbean and both South and Central America.

Healthy lunches don't have to be boring or redundant!  National School Lunch Week (NSLW) is October 9-13, 2017 and this year's theme is: 'School Lunch: Recipes for Success', making it the perfect time for parents to revamp the art of packing lunches.

The first Believe in a Healthy Newark Conference was held on Thursday, September 28, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark.

On Saturday, September 9, Roosevelt Plaza Park was transformed into a music, arts and cultural hub. The City of Camden, Mayor Dana L. Redd and the Connect the Lots Initiative, with the support of Cooper's Ferry Partnership, hosted the third annual Camden Jam: Arts and Music Festival.

Bike safety, bike courses, and free helmets were all on the menu for local kids during the Greenwood Ave. Farmers Market Bike Fest on Monday, September 25, from 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm.

Davis is one of nine commissioners who is charged with promoting and encouraging outdoor recreation, as well as keeping the parks clean and accessible for all residents.

By Susan Jones

School is back in session which means planning healthy lunches and snacks for children to eat during the school day. 

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