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ShapingNJ now has 58 partner organizations. We welcome our newest Partners!

  • Child Care Connection
  • New Jersey Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Edu (NJ SNAP-Ed)
  • New Jersey Parent Teacher Association (NJ PTA)
  • New Jersey State School Nurses Association
  • New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services: Division of Aging and Community Services
  • Heart to Hearts, Inc.
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    News Highlights:
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    The application for stimulus money through Communities Putting Prevention to Work was submitted to the CDC on November 20. The ONF proposed three initiatives: the first two focused on early intervention to prevent obesity while the third focuses on media messaging.

    1) ONF will work with WIC Services to implement a "Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative" to promote initiation, exclusivity and duration of breastfeeding in NJ maternity hospitals.

    2) Together with the NJ Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies and other major child care providers across the state, ONF will develop recommendations to update the state requirements for child care center licensing to require the following: healthy food and beverages, adequate opportunities for active, outdoor play and limitations on screen time for children.

    3) The final component will build on a communications campaign, The Nutrition and Fitness Challenge, that Governor Corzine recently launched for youth K-12 to encourage healthy behaviors.

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    ShapingNJ Workgroup Updates:
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    The Sugar Sweetened Beverage and Energy Dense Foods workgroup will focus its environmental and policy strategies on young children. The Physical Activity workgroup strategies will target African-American and Latina girls ages 12-18 in low-income communities, as well as low-income minority women.

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    Upcoming Events:
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    New Jersey Non-Profit Conference:
    December 9, 2009 (8:00am-3:30pm)
    Crowne Plaza Monroe
    Jamesburg, NJ

    Join the Center for Non-Profits, as it convenes non-profits and their allies for a full-day conference, including a thought-provoking plenary presentation, strategic breakout discussions and practical workshop sessions to help organizations strive in a post-recession environment.

    Every Child Stronger, Every Life Longer:

    January, 24, 2010
    Ocean Place Resort and Spa
    Long Branch, NJ

    This convention is the premiere professional development event for health educators, physical educators, recreation and dance professionals in NJ.

     

    The Partnership and Sustainability workgroup has changed its name to The Executive and Sustainability Committee.

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