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Ringing the Bell at Two More Schools

We are pleased to announce that we have successfully implemented Breakfast After the Bell at two more of our elementary schools in Bloomfield, New Jersey. We now have a total of three elementary schools (Berkeley, Carteret, and Watsessing) participating in the Breakfast After the Bell program. To increase parent, teacher and student awareness of the program we will be hosting kick-off events at each of the schools.

The Breakfast after the bell kick-off at Watsessing and Carteret Elementary School was very successful about one hundred children and sixty parents were in attendance. We raffled two Stop and Shop gift cards provided by Neighbor to Neighbor Network. For fun physical activity for the students, we had a bounce house, face painting, and DJ. Vendors who were present included: Bloomfield Health Department and Human Services, Bloomfield Fire Department, Bloomfield Community Policing, SNAP-Ed, Bloomfield Children’s Library, Partnership for Children of Essex (PCE), and Watsessing Home & School Association. Maschio’s food services provided taste samplings of the breakfast the students will be having. Clara Maass Medical Center the Center of Excellence for Latino Health screened over forty adults for blood pressure and glucose and the Board of Education were assisting parents to complete lunch applications. Superintendent Goncalves and Mayor Venezia were also present to show their support for the Breakfast After the Bell program.

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Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services

The Bloomfield Department of Health & Human Services' mission is to prevent disease and promote physical and mental well-being through policy development, disease detection, prevention, education, and enforcement. We aim to do so in a culturally competent manner that ensures the highest quality of life for the residents we serve.