Alessandra Sommer (SEBS’23, Nutritional Sciences, with a Dietetics option) began her work with NJHKI on the Rutgers Culture of Health School Program, which fosters and promotes lifestyles centered around physical activity and nutritional literacy for youth. Alessandra began by teaching classes, with supervision, to pre-K students in the Edison Townships Public Schools. By the end […]
NJHKI Delivers Nutrition Curriculum at National Forging Youth Resilience Summit in Colorado
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 […]
NJHKI presented virtual culinary literacy program at FNCE 2022
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 […]
Dr. Erin Comollo interviewed by NJ Spotlight on the expiration of expanded free school-meal program
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.
NJHKI Rutgers Day ’22 Recap
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!
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