Category Archives: Healthier Somerset

Eat More Fruits and Vegetables — It Matters

Rebecca Perkins myCentralJersey.com August 28, 2017 With Labor Day only days away, we’ve reached the unofficial end of summer, but that doesn’t mean that all good summer things must end. If you’ve taken advantage of the fresh vegetables and fruit … Continue reading

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Bound Brook Food Pantry Benefits From Partnership

Joanne Vuoso myCentralJersey.com August 20, 2017 BOUND BROOK – The Somerset County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to be part of a collaborative effort with Healthier Somerset and Duke Farms in Hillsborough to deliver fresh produce to the Bound Brook Salvation … Continue reading

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Green Brook Seniors Receive Fresh Fruit and Vegetables at Nutrition Event

Rebecca Perkins December 2, 2016 Healthier Somerset, through the New Jersey Healthy Communities Network, hosted “FIVE A DAY:  THE IMPORTANCE OF EATING FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES,” for the Green Brook Seniors Club on Tuesday, November 15. Twenty-three seniors attended the … Continue reading

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Healthier Somerset — Taking Stock as Year One Draws to a Close

Rebecca Perkins November 14, 2016 It’s hard to believe that we are almost through Year One of Healthier Somerset’s New Jersey Healthy Communities Network grant. Our grant activities are expanding Complete Streets in Somerset County and promoting healthy eating through … Continue reading

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Somerset County Adopts Complete Streets Resolution

Rebecca Perkins November 14, 2016 Since our founding in 2010, Healthier Somerset has championed “Complete Streets,” the New Jersey Department of Transportation program designed and operated to enable safe access to roadways for all users – pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and … Continue reading

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Healthier Somerset Presents Health Benefits of Complete Streets in Somerset County Workshop

Rebecca Perkins November 3, 2016 On Wednesday, October 26, Healthier Somerset joined the New Jersey Department of Transportation, the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, RideWise TMA, and the Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University to present the benefits of incorporating … Continue reading

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Bridgewater Hosts “Stone Soup Day” for Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Month

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 … Continue reading

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October is Healthier Somerset Month

Rebecca Perkins, Healthier Somerset myCentralJersey.com September 26, 2016 All community members are invited to join with Healthier Somerset to raise awareness of good health practices. The Somerset County Board of Freeholders has named October “Healthier Somerset Month” in Somerset County. This … Continue reading

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North Plainfield Passes Resolution Supporting Complete Streets!

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 … Continue reading

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Healthier Somerset combats obesity and chronic disease

Rebecca Perkins, Healthier Somerset myCentralJersey.com August 30, 2016 SOMERSET COUNTY – In 2015, Healthier Somerset partnered with ShapingNJ and the New Jersey Department of Health to combat obesity and chronic disease in Somerset County. The organization was awarded a $12,000 … Continue reading

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