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Feb 17

Working Together

The Shaping Dover team is working hard to do everything possible to make the Healthy Taste of Dover event a dream come true for this summer. Three members of our team (including two volunteers) went to every local restaurant to

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The Mayor of Willingboro Launches a Community Fitness and Nutrition Saturday

Mayor Chris Walker of Willingboro, NJ launches a new community Fitness and Nutrition Saturday. The new community event fulfills and puts in to action some of the goals listed in our strategic plan and Willingboro Township Wellness Resolution. Mayor Walker

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Physical, Mental and Spiritual Health

Collaboration with community professionals and volunteers is what makes this program successful, and February has brought us a range of guest presenters. With a new cohort of clients, Sussex County Public Health Nurses returned to provide free biometric screenings to

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New York (Avenue School) State of Mind

In October of 2016, New York Avenue School in Atlantic City began its journey for health. With Alexia Vidal, English as a Second Language Teacher, at the helm, the school has been on the move since. Initiatives led by the New York

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WOWW Planning Team - Feb 2017

WOWW Committee Plans for a Successful Spring

The West Orange Wellness Web Committee met on February 21st, at the Edison Middle School.  Planning continued for a bountiful second garden season – with 15 local families already committed to tending the boxes.  Several of the Middle School Science teachers will also use

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Salad Bar at School

Salad Bars + Schools=Kids Eating More Fruits & Veggies

Research shows that incorporating salad bars into school lunches increases children’s consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables. Join Chef Ann Cooper, Food Service Director at Boulder Valley School District to learn how to effectively implement a salad bar into your school

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The Camden GreenWay bike and pedestrian network- The City of Camden’s local system with connections to the regional Circuit Trails network

The Camden GreenWay is a local system of bike lanes, trails, and pedestrian walkways throughout the City of Camden. This system connects directly into the Circuit Trails network. While all Circuit Trails segments are part of the Camden GreenWay in

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Building an Alliance for Health Citywide

For the past two years Faith in Prevention, an initiative of the NJDOH, has been running in three cities: Newark, Trenton, and Camden. This initiative provides faith-based organizations within those cities with mini-grants to implement health-related policy and environmental changes

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30+ Atlantic City Residents Receive Health Screenings and Food Vouchers

With the new year came the launch of a food voucher program in Atlantic City. AtlantiCare, Jewish Family Services, and Southern Jersey Family Medical Center came together to fund a food voucher program in an effort to promote the purchase

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Do you know about the regional Circuit Trails network?

 The Delaware Valley region’s Circuit Trail Network, spanning four south New Jersey counties (Mercer, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester) and five Pennsylvania counties,  is a proposed trail network that when completed, will be over 750 miles! The goal currently is to reach

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  • Working Together

    The Shaping Dover team is working hard to do everything possible to make the Healthy Taste of Dover event a dream come true for this... Read more