Category Archives: New Jersey Health Communities Network

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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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 Readies Nutrition Seminars in North Plainfield

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 … Continue reading

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Healthier Somerset Readies Nutrition Seminars in North Plainfield

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 … Continue reading

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Local Health Departments Recognized for Improving Employee Health

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 … Continue reading

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Healthier Somerset is Ready for Spring

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 … Continue reading

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