Despite continuous setbacks brought on by the gravity of COVID-19, students at Alexander Batcho Intermediate School are now benefiting from the successful implementation of school gardens and Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH).
New Jersey Health Communities Network
October 4, 2016 Rebecca Perkins On Saturday, Sept 24, Bridgewater Township hosted a family event In recognition of Fruits and Veggies –More Matters Month and in support of the Jersey Fresh Campaign. The event featured activities for children, including story time and crafts projects, as well as healthy nutrition displays and tastings of vegetable soup
Rebecca Perkins September 7, 2016 Congratulations, North Plainfield! The borough is the first of our three targeted municipalities to adopt a resolution of support for Complete Streets. The resolution states that new construction and reconstruction of all public roads shall be designed and constructed as Complete Streets whenever it is feasible to do so in
Rebecca Perkins July 29, 2016 As part of our program to encourage healthy eating and active lifestyles in Bridgewater, Green Brook, and North Plainfield, Healthier Somerset is planning the first of the nutrition seminars that are a key focus of our NJHCN grant activities. NJ SNAP Ed will plan and implement the seminars. The brief
Stephanie Carey May 23, 2016 Greater Somerset Public Health Partnership The Greater Somerset Public Health Partnership has used the NJHCN initiative to help expand Employee Wellness programs in three municipalities. The Local Health Departments in Hillsborough, Bernards, and Montgomery Townships have advocated to embed new Employee Wellness Policies into township-wide personnel policies. This gives concrete
Rebecca Perkins May 4, 2016 Healthier Somerset is building upon the successes and lessons learned from our 2015 ShapingNJ grant that focused on nutrition through the purchase of healthy foods at farmers markets and increased physical activity through the expansion of “Complete Streets” in Somerset County municipalities. In this two-year partnership with New Jersey Healthy
Stephanie Carey March 1, 2016 Greater Somerset Public Health Partnership It’s rush hour. The kids are hungry, just picked up from day care. It’s been a day full of hassles and I have no idea what to make for dinner. Time to hit the drive through? In New York City, the “Green Cart” initiative has