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Experience from our Grown Tower

A note from our Site Supervisor, Conor Stanbridge. Overall the experience we had at Franklin Elementary was great. The kids really enjoyed the idea and process of growing the different plants in the Grow Tower. We took votes on which

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Thank You to Hackettstown Restaurants!

Many thanks to the eight restaurants in Hackettstown who were a part of the Healthy Menu Options Program! They implemented a total of 24 new healthy choices on their menus over the past two years. After a Rutgers IRB approved

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Hmmmm….That Sounds Delicious!

George (from George’s Lincoln Park Diner) met with Danielle, the wonderful ShopRite dietitian, and myself to go over his new American Heart Association (AHA)-worthy recipes.  When we decided to pursue the heart-healthy menu options, we didn’t realize how difficult it

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Moonlight Paddle Success was Out of This World!

2016-2017 grant funds were used to purchase kayaks for public use at White Lake in Hardwick, NJ.  Since 2015, the Warren County Department of Land Preservation has partnered with the Ridge & Valley Conservancy (RVC) to manage the park property. 

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A View From the Top

Watching the children on the playground at Blessed Beginnings Preschool in Sparta, the director, Gina, realized that something was missing. The children had no opportunity to climb, and we all know how kids love to climb. Thanks to NORWESCAP’s Starting

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One More Time for Neighborhood Health!

Luz Guillen, owner of Mission Mini, prepared a delicious three bean salad with corn and peppers for her store’s November 3 healthy food sampling event.  Along with hummus, baked chips, and locally grown apples, the bean salad was a big

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Veggie Mobile Season Comes to An End

As the Veggie Mobile visits to Clifton City Hall come to an end this season, the Clifton Health Department and City Green cannot help but reflect on the incredible accomplishments achieved throughout this season. As of November 1, 2017, a

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The beauty of a child’s pose

As we’re well into the school year and the leaves are falling, Programs for Parents with the funding made possible by the New Jersey Healthy Communities Network is bringing yoga back into the classroom to 100 children in day care!

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Shaping Long Branch team Holds 1st Healthier Beach & Boardwalk Events at the Shore

On Sunday August 20th, the Shaping Long Branch Healthy Community  team implemented our first Healthier Beach Hut event at the West End Boardwalk.  Earlier in Spring, we were thrilled when our discussions about how to improve healthy food access resulted

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Healthy Halloween Intiative

The Raritan Valley YMCA conducted a community wide “Trunk or Trails” Halloween event on October 27th.  Registerants agreed to decorate their automoble trunks in the YMCA parking  lot and distribute only healthy treats.  When the children trick or treated they

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