NJHKI’s Dr. Erin Comollo and Dr. Peggy Policastro and MPH student Abigail David presented in a live webinar on the importance of understanding food literacy. The emerging framework of food literacy is a comprehensive concept including nutrition knowledge, culinary skills, and behavior change and has been demonstrated to improve nutritional intake and health outcomes (Amin […]
Research shows by teaching kids to cook they shop differently, fill their plates differently, and consider their impact on the environment differently. However, for various reasons, children are often absent when the family meal is being prepared. One way to “get kids back in the kitchen” is to teach them basic culinary practices. Culinary literacy […]
NJHKI Program Administrator Dr. Erin Comollo, EdD presented at the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) on July 28, 2019 in Orlando, FL. Dr. Comollo presented NJHKI’s goals, objectives and most current activities.
NJHKI Medical Director Dr. David Krol, MD, MPH, FAAP presented a grand rounds lecture to the Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Department of Family Medicine and Community Health on June 11, 2019. Dr. Krol discussed various oral health issues throughout the lifespan, and discussed the role that nutrition plays in the development of tooth decay.
NJHKI’s Dr. Peggy Policastro, PhD was part of the Produce for Kids program podcast discussing tips on cooking basics including how families can get started cooking at home, why cooking at home is so important and what basic skills to master. Listen to Peggy on the Healthy Family Project