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
The New Jersey Healthy Kids Initiative (NJHKI) and Hunger Free New Jersey co-hosted a congressional conversation on hunger in New Jersey, May 29th, at the New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition, & Health on Rutgers University’s Cook campus. Many state and federal officials, emergency food providers and advocates gathered to discuss ways to reduce hunger […]
The Kids Cook Monday Campaign and The New Jersey Healthy Kids Initiative developed a video to highlight their partnership in improving culinary literacy and the value of family meals. The two organizations are aligned in their missions to help make children healthier by exposing them to cooking at a younger age. Watch the video here!
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark reached out to NJHKI in the fall of 2018 to help them develop an educational module on Nutrition and Eating for homeless mothers and children. The module, developed by NJHKI team member Peggy Policastro, PhD, with assistance from the Rutgers New Jersey Cooperative Extension, will address basic nutrition, […]
On Monday, February 18, 2019, The New Jersey Healthy Kids Initiative and RWJBarnabas Health co-hosted a KidsFit Teacher Training day at the New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health (IFNH). Designed to support children’s healthy lifestyles, KidsFit is a 10-week long program that promotes healthy food choices and activities. With over 30 participants, ranging […]