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The New Jersey Healthy Kids Initiative (NJHKI)

NJHKI builds upon the core values of the Rutgers New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health with a focus on health equity and community partnership. By uniting with local families to pinpoint child health needs and explore where they are unmet, the NJHKI can develop a task force to address those needs. Learn more about us.

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Stay cool this summer by drinking enough water to keep your body hydrated! It is important to remember your H2O so you can be ready to go!

Here is a refreshing recipe that can be made with two easy ingredients to cool you off on a hot summer day! Watermelon Lemon pops are perfect treats to help cool down AND fuel your body with nutrients!

May 21st is National Learn to Swim Day! Swimming is a great way to exercise while still having lots of fun. If you’ve never learned to swim, then May 21st is the perfect day to try and if you know how to swim it’s the perfect day to safely teach a friend!

Did you know that kids and teens could use about an hour a day of exercise so they can feel their best? Luckily, there are many ways to incorporate activities into your daily life! Click the link in our bio to learn more about what you can do to keep your family fit!

Yogurt is a great snack that is quick, tasty, and quite healthy! With that being said, at the supermarket the many yogurt options can easily overwhelm a shopper. Click the link in our bio to learn about the different types of yogurt and fun ways to eat them all!

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