This March, the New Jersey Healthy Kids Initiative (NJHKI) partnered with Forging Youth Resilience (FYR) to deliver nutrition curriculum for FYR’s national network of 24 clubs at the FYR Local Club Summit in Denver, CO. FYR is a nonprofit organization with the mission to empower young people to build physical and mental strength by supplying access to community-based fitness programs. Local clubs partner with gyms around the country to deliver fitness, nutrition, and mentorship to young people who otherwise may not have access to such services. This year’s Local Club Summit included the launch of FYR’s nutrition curriculum, which was developed by the NJHKI team and the Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health (IFNH) student ambassadors. NJHKI’s Dr. Peggy Policastro and Dr. Erin Comollo led the nutrition curriculum seminar, which highlighted two of the curriculum series’ twelve lessons and allowed club leaders to practice administering each lesson to small groups. Each nutrition lesson was designed for youth athletes, with a focus on improving fitness via nutrition and culinary education. Read more.
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