August 2016
Issue #19

NJPHK Facebook Contest Winner: Reversing Childhood Obesity-The Power Is Within Us
Marisa Barcia, Program Director at the Garfield YMCA, has a free ride to the New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids (NJPHK) Annual Building a Culture of Health in NJ Conference on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.  Read More 
Greenwood Ave. Farmers
Market Encourages
Community to Drink Up
The Trenton community learned the importance of staying hydrated during the Greenwood Ave. Farmers Market Water Fest Event on July 25th.  Read More 
Get Healthy Camden Examines Road Safety with a Bike Ride
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 71 percent of bicyclist fatalities occur in urban areas. Camden is taking action to make biking safer for its residents.  Read More 
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