Operated by The Food Trust with sponsorship and funding from the Department of Health, the Healthy Corner Store Initiative works to improve access to healthy food and beverages in underserved communities where people live and who are experiencing chronic disease including obesity, heart disease and stroke and diabetes. The Healthy Corner Store Initiative has introduced more than 1,000 healthy items in participating NJ WIC small corner stores.Learn More
Population Health Summit
June 7, 2017
Check out our video on how healthy food + exercise = Population Health.Watch Video
National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.Visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
ShapingNJ was the state partnership for nutrition, physical activity and obesity prevention. The partnership worked successfully to help prevent obesity and improve the health of populations that are at risk for poor health outcomes in New Jersey.Visit the ShapingNJ website
The Department of Health funds outreach initiatives that improve fitness or access to nutrition in schools, private workplaces, and in various community settings throughout the state.
Various programs at the Department of Health publish reports and data on various aspects of the fitness and nutritional health of the state's residents.
There has been a dramatic increase in adults, teens and children who are either overweight or obese in New Jersey. People who are physically active and eat nutritious foods are at a decreased risk of being overweight and obese.
The state's health improvement plan, Healthy New Jersey 2020, is tracking the state's progress towards various fitness-related goals.
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New Jersey is home to over 2,000 licensed hospitals, nursing homes, and medical care facilities. The New Jersey Department of Health works to ensure that citizens receive appropriate levels of care in every regulated facility.
New Jersey's local and county health departments are community-based public health service and a first point of contact for questions about public health services or health conditions.