Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark reached out to NJHKI in the fall of 2018 to help them develop an educational module on Nutrition and Eating for homeless mothers and children. The module, developed by NJHKI team member Peggy Policastro, PhD, with assistance from the Rutgers New Jersey Cooperative Extension, will address basic nutrition, preparing healthy foods without access to a kitchen, label reading, and supermarket shopping on a budget. It will be piloted at St. Rocco’s Family Shelter in Newark and will reach 60 women and 80 children per year. After piloting the module, it will be rolled out to neighboring Catholic Charity-sponsored homeless shelters throughout Newark and Jersey City.
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