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Active Students are Better Learners

Regular physical activity in childhood and adolescence is important for promoting lifelong health and well-being and preventing various health conditions.  The 2008 US Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that children and adolescents aged 6 to 17 years should have 60 minutes (1

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Accomplishments, lessons and many thanks!

The Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services is happy to be ending the year with many accomplishments and excited for the new grant year! Thanks to the grant we are proud to announce that we will be eagerly moving

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Lessons learned

As we come to a close, both of year 2017 and of our NJHCN grant, we looked at our last two years of amazing success! With this grant we worked with 450+children whose lives we’ve impacted. From ensuring healthy eating

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EZ Rides Funds Innovative Scotch Plains – Fanwood Schools Garden

EZ Ride, the Fanwood – Scotch Plains YMCA, and the Scotch Plains – Fanwood School District are continuing the trend of using new and revolutionary gardening methods to promote healthier eating for students by purchasing and installing a Cedar Keyhole

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EZ Ride Celebrates Two Years of Promoting Active Living & Healthy Eating in Plainfield

As 2017 ends, we reflect on all that we’ve accomplished during the two year grant period. To encourage active living we made presentations to 1,825 Plainfield students to promote walking and biking and safety at Jefferson Elementary, Barlow Elementary, Evergreen

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EZ Rides Funds Innovative Scotch Plains – Fanwood Schools Garden

EZ Ride, the Fanwood – Scotch Plains YMCA, and the Scotch Plains – Fanwood School District are continuing the trend of using new and revolutionary gardening methods to promote healthier eating for students by purchasing and installing a Cedar Keyhole

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Yay for Yoga!

Happy kids and happy teachers as our yoga sessions are on their way. with NJHCN funding yoga matts have been provided and yoga sessions. Matts will be staying in the classroom to help stretch those growing muscles and wiggle those

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Clifton’s Worksite Wellness Initiative is a Success!

Thanks to the NJHCN grant, the City of Clifton was also able to target municipal employees with its Steps to a Healthier Clifton campaign by re-establishing a Worksite Wellness Committee. One of the first initiatives of the Worksite Wellness Committee

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Looking Back, Looking Forward

October and November were busy months at the United Way, with Jumpathons at both schools, lots of cooking demos and yoga lessons. As the end of the year approaches, we’ve been both looking back at what we’ve accomplished, and are

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Lessons Learned from creating a model workplace wellness policy in Camden

The second year of our NJHCN policy helped us understand some of the challenges with implementing a city-wide template policy. Tri-State Transportation Campaign researched dozens of policies and attempted to craft a policy that could accommodate different types of business

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    Regular physical activity in childhood and adolescence is important for promoting lifelong health and well-being and preventing various health conditions.  The 2008 US Physical Activity Guidelines... Read more