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Fall, Fitness and Nutrition at HomeFront Family Campus

With the end of summer upon us and our children back at school, we are working to get back into our fitness “groove”!  We received a new shipment of recycled fitness trackers from Recyclehealth which has really helped us to get back into the swing of things.  Our fitness program along with an increased offering of healthy food options has really helped us to weave wellness into all aspects of our program both for our emergency housing residents and our WorkFirst New Jersey participants. 
Robert Wood Johnson recently ran a four part nutrition program called “Healthy Start” with our preschoolers and their parents.  The program involved a nutrition lesson for parents and a hands on healthy cooking lesson for the little ones.  The parents got a chance to sample their children’s creations and discuss ways to make every day meals more nutritious. 
Our goals for the coming months are, as always, to increase our health and wellness offerings which includes organizing a flu shot clinic, hosting the Horizon Health van to monitor blood pressure and continuing our commitment to funding a fitness trail.  We are also adding yoga to our weekly fitness regimen.  Our hope is that we are offering our clients the chance to learn a variety of ways to live a healthy life on a tight budget.

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HomeFront

HomeFront’s mission is to end homelessness in Central New Jersey by harnessing the caring, resources and expertise of the community. We lessen the immediate pain of homelessness and help families become self-sufficient.