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.
With schools switching to an online learning platform due to COVID19, NJHKI is finding new and innovative ways to engage with their partner schools! IFNH Nutrition Ambassadors enthusiastically offered their support, developing a series of NJHKI Culinary Literacy videos. The Center for Nutrition, Exercise, and Metabolism (NExT) staff members, also offered their support to bring healthy habits into students’ homes via physical […]