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!
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 […]