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Healthy Smoothies are a Hit at Plainfield’s Rudilcia Supermarket

EZ Ride, the City of Plainfield, Plainfield’s Health Department and Rutgers SNAP-Ed partnered with Rudilcia Supermarket on June 15th to host a health event for residents that featured free health screenings, food coupons, nutrition education, and a fresh fruit and

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The Greens Increase! EZ Ride Provides HCN Funds for New Fanwood – Scotch Plains YMCA Garden

The Greens Increase!  EZ Ride Provides HCN Funds for New Fanwood – Scotch Plains YMCA Garden Following the success of the vertical hydroponic tower gardens, the Fanwood – Scotch Plains YMCA decided to build its own raised bed garden after

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Bridgewater Launches Farmers Market at Somerset County Library’s Bridgewater Branch

On June 25, 2017, a beautiful Sunday morning, Bridgewater Mayor Dan Hayes drove a vintage cub cadet farm tractor to kick off opening day of the Bridgewater Farmers Market inaugural year and welcome customers to the market. “Bridgewater is a community that absolutely cares

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Rain or Shine!

The summer heat has finally reached our community and Shaping Dover is excited to be able to host its outdoor activities. Opening day was May 20th as we began our day by walking one and a half miles at Crescent

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Chasing Groundhogs

Gail VanEeuwen, owner and director of Growing and Knowing Academy in McAFee made the decision to participate in NORWESCAP CFRS’ Starting Healthy program last year, using the funds to install a brand new vegetable garden outside the child care facility.

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Sharing with friends

One of the special privileges of participating in the New Jersey Healthy Communities Network has been meeting other groups tackling food and physical activity in a variety of ways around the state. In particular, we have met people working in

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Mission Mini Market Makeover

Thanks to the grant from the New Jersey Healthy Corner Store Initiative, a partnership of The Food Trust, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids, the makeover of Montclair Shop Healthy’s Mission Mini Market continues.

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THe Summer Scientist

Even toddlers know the scientific method. Step 1: Make an observation. Step 2: Form a hypothesis. Step 3: Test that hypothesis. Step 4: Analyze the data. Step 5: Report your findings. Step 6: Invite others to reproduce your results. So

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Eat well. Live well. Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park Healthcare is proud to support our many guests, visitors and staff with healthy food options. We partner with the community and donate healthy food items to Lincoln Park Day, The Skin Cancer Awareness Walk, and the Morris Canal

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School’s Out For Summer!

While June was a quick month as we wrapped up another school year, we made sure to maximize time spent in the garden and trying new recipes. For our final JAB Event, students took “just a bite” of a delicious

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