FranklinFit is a free fitness program for Franklin youth, offered by Franklin Township Police Department. Its goal is to foster positive relationships between the community youth and the police department as well as a safe space for kids to convene and workout afterschool. The program has expanded from one class once a week to two […]
The New Jersey Healthy Kids Initiative developed a virtual culinary literacy program designed for fourth- and fifth-graders. Vegetable intakes among children remain below-recommended levels despite numerous nutrition-education-based interventions. Research has shown that children’s vegetable intake may be better influenced through experiential learning opportunities and skill development in lieu of traditional knowledge-based classes. Find the lesson […]
NJHKI’s Dr. Peggy Policastro and Alison Brown and NJHKI Ambassador Jenny Campbell presented at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ FNCE 2022 about the Healthy Helpers virtual culinary literacy program. The Healthy Helpers was a school-based virtual intervention, supported by evidence-based practices of how virtual culinary literacy programs can improve vegetable intake and dietary behaviors […]
NJHKI Program Development Administrator, Dr. Erin Comollo, was interviewed by NJ Spotlight about the September 30th expiration of COVID-19 funding for the temporary universal free school-meal program that thousands of NJ families have been reliant upon. View the 3-minute interview here.
IFNH Student Ambassadors represented the NJHKI at Rutgers Day on Saturday, April 30, 2022. About 250 children enjoyed the interactive booth, using their physical and nutrition literacy skills to participate in a variety of age-appropriate activities! Families were able to get additional information about NJHKI and our various projects. The day was a great success!