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Wonder Wonders of Woodbine and Nutrition Education

As we move into the 2018/2019, the Community FoodBank of NJ (CFBNJ) and Health Champions of Woodbine Elementary continue to create more opportunities to improve health factors that inhibit positive outcomes. As one of three statewide providers of SNAP-Ed nutrition education,  CFBNJ Nutrition Educators have begun scheduling in-school programming for March, April, and May of 2019. This will serve as an opportunity to provide children with simple culinary skills and the proper education needed to live a healthy lifestyle.

But what about parents? In January, March, and April, CFBNJ’s SNAP-Ed staff will be conducting cooking demos with the food provided at distribution events. These demos will showcase how to prepare meals utilizing healthy choices. A majority of households served through the Fresh Food Market on average consist of 4 or more people. In some cases, 6 or more individuals reside in one home.

As always, physical activity programming is key with this project. Active living, along with healthy eating habits, are proven to extend the life of an individual. In Woodbine coupling food access with games, as well as other health-based information opportunities, is our priority.

About the Grantee

Community Food Bank of New Jersey (CFBNJ)

CFBNJ fights hunger and poverty in New Jersey by assisting those in need and seeking long-term solutions. We engage, educate and empower all sectors of society in the battle. We got our start in the back of our founder’s station wagon in downtown Newark more than 40 years ago. Today, we are the largest anti-hunger and anti-poverty organization in New Jersey, with facilities in Hillside and EHT.