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!
The Rutgers Culture of Health School Program (RCHSP), which was established with a $100,000 grant from the The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, was launched in the Edison Township Public Schools in February this year. A community outreach initiative under the New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health, RCHSP fosters and promotes lifestyles centered around physical activity and nutritional literacy, […]
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 […]
Drs. Erin Comollo and Peggy Policastro both presented NJHKI’s research at the Society of Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) virtual meeting. They presented Bodacious Broccoli: Assessing Preschool-Aged Children’s Liking and Acceptance of Broccoli in Different Cooking Forms, where the abstract was also published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. Check out the abstract […]
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, […]