Englewood Area Community Foundation to Partner with American Academy of Pediatrics, NJ State Chapter, on Childhood Obesity Prevention Grant.

Englewood Area Community Foundation to Partner with American Academy of Pediatrics, NJ State Chapter, on Childhood Obesity Prevention Grant.

The American Academy of Pediatrics, NJ Chapter (AAP NJ), in collaboration with the Englewood Area Community Foundation (EACF) and the Pediatric Council on Research and Education, has been awarded a $20,000 Healthy Active Living Grant from the National American Academy of Pediatrics. The grant, one of only five awarded nationally, will fund “FIT FAMILIES for Child Obesity Prevention”, an Englewood-based program that will increase awareness and provide education on healthy beverage consumption in Bergen County. FIT FAMILIES will be implemented in partnership with the Bergen Family Center, Community Partnership Improvement Plan, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Englewood Health Department, and Healthbarn USA. An educational forum on pediatric obesity and the importance of healthy beverage choices will be held for regional pediatricians, health department officials, school nurses, social service providers, and parents. The forum will be followed by a family workshop component at the Bergen Family Center involving children, infant to five, and dgfev online casino their parents/caretakers. Families will participate in a series of fun, interactive workshops on healthy eating and beverage consumption, grocery shopping, cooking, and creating a healthy environment for mealtimes. “EACF is excited to manage this project locally and is pleased to work with the AAP NJ to fight the epidemic of atoledo.com childhood obesity. These funds will educate and bring resources to families in Northern In this context, the parsley is way more rational (even though it does not have any special detox powers). New Jersey that will help promote healthy nutritional choices”, said Michael Shannon, President.

The Foundation’s long-range goal is to expand FIT FAMILIES into the “Obesity Prevention Initiative” (OPI), a five-year project to reduce pediatric obesity in the Bergen County communities of Bergenfield, Englewood, Hackensack, New Milford, and Teaneck. OPI is a coordinated community campaign of consistent health messages on nutrition and physical activity, which will be communicated through a partnership of community organizations who work with children at varying levels. OPI’s purpose is to reduce the prevalence of obesity among elementary school children and ultimately to develop a community model that could be replicated in other counties in New Jersey and around the country.