NJHKI launched “Grow. Prepare. Eat.”—a free virtual food literacy program offered during Summer 2020. For this pilot program, 50 participants are engaging in a six-week virtual food literacy class to learn about the source of their food, the process that food goes through from seed to plate, and how to choose, prepare, and enjoy healthy, safe, […]
New Jersey Healthy Kids Initiative Medical Director, Dr. David Krol, has been selected to serve on the Healthy Families Action Team of Healthy NJ 2030, the state’s 2030 overall health improvement plan. As a member of the Healthy Families Action Team, Dr. Krol will help develop topic area recommendations for the Healthy NJ 2030 State […]
NJHKI and FCHS Passaic County, Rutgers Cooperative Extension received a $100,000 grant from Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey to work with children in KG and 7th Grade in Highland Park Public Schools, Paterson Public Schools, and the Greater Brunswick Charter School on improving their nutrition and physical activity literacy! Read more
The New Jersey Healthy Kids Initiative has partnered with Greater Brunswick Charter School (GBCS) for a couple of years to provide nutrition education, culinary literacy, and physical activity programs and activities to its students. This has included biweekly field trips for kindergarten and seventh graders to attend the IFNH’s Center for Nutrition, Exercise, and Metabolism […]
NJHKI’s Dr. Peggy Policastro was quoted in an article “See how much we are now spending on groceries. (Hint: It’s a lot.)” The article focused on how people’s eating and food buying habits have changed during COVID-19. Dr. Policastro was interviewed and discussed the importance of culinary literacy during a time like this.