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

March 2015 

Issue 14


Welcome to Community Connection

This e-newsletter is designed to keep you up-to-date on the activities of our communities and partner organizations.
Trenton Schools Adopt  Wellness Policy
T he Trenton Board of Education passed the District Wellness Policy on January 20, 2015. Read More 
NJPHK Serves Up "Best Practices" for YMCAs
New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids' (NJPHK) systemic approach to healthy living through access to healthy food, school wellness and physical activity is providing a roadmap for YMCAs.
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Meet Shana Jarvis, NJPHK-Camden Project Manager  
Shana Jarvis has a lot on her plate: a new position as project manager for New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids-Camden (NJPHK-C), a new baby, plus classes at Temple University where she's pursuing a master's degree in the School of Health Education.
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New Jersey Healthy Communities Network: A Comcast Newsmakers interview   
Jill Horner speaks with Bill Lovett, Executive Director of the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance, about the New Jersey Healthy Communities Network..
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Facts About Childhood Obesity 
The dietary and physical activity behaviors of children and adolescents are influenced by many sectors of society, including families, communities, schools, child care settings, medical care providers, faith-based institutions, government agencies, the media, and the food and beverage industries and entertainment industries.
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