The New Jersey Healthy Kids Initiative will host a series of symposia focused on child health, with an emphasis on nutrition, physical activity, and culinary literacy. Each symposium will connect locally and nationally regarded scientists, community-engaged researchers, visionary thinkers and action-oriented community members. We look forward to hosting you at these exciting and thought-provoking events designed to inform the audience and the NJHKI on the latest advancements in child health and the potential for the future.
Our next symposium, Big Data and Technology in Child Health, will be held on October 18, 2019!
The Healthy Child:
Nutrition and Fitness Education for Lifelong Health
May 3, 2019
This symposium, the second installment of our symposium series focused on child health, serves to engage nutrition and fitness research and education professionals in dialogues focused on advancing children’s health through research, education and practice. Some of the featured speakers include Dr. John Barton Jemmott III (UPENN), Dr. Mary Murimi (TTU), Dr. Pam Koch (Columbia University), and Dr. Amy Mobley (UF) along with community and stakeholder panels.
Thank you to our exhibitor supporter The Kids Cook Monday
The Healthy Child in the 21st Century
November 21, 2018
The first symposium of our series will provide a big picture overview of child health through the lens of nutrition and physical activity, with a combination of scientific presentations and community panels. Some of the featured speakers include Drs. Matthew Gillman (NIH), Christina Economos (Tufts), Yvonne Maddox (Uniformed Services University), and Anne Barnhill (Johns Hopkins).
Our Fall 2018 symposium recording is now live, check it out!