Below are links to web sites with information concerning the issues with which the Foundation is interested:
PublicHealth.org recently published a summary report of obesity in America including such information as the Harvard School of Public Health estimate that obesity accounts for over 20% of America’s healthcare related expenses and – as Columbia University reports – contributes to as many as 18% of deaths.
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- Student Health and Wellness Guide
Students can be quick to let their health fall to the wayside when they start college, but staying aware of good and bad health habits will serve you well in the long-term. Physical health and nutrition are directly connected to mental health, effective study habits, and regular sleep patterns.
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- USDA SuperTracker
SuperTracker can help you plan, analyze, and track your diet and physical activity. Find out what and how much to eat; track foods, physical activities, and weight; and personalize with goal setting, virtual coaching, and journaling.
– 400+ SuperTracker Tips
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- Let’s Go! 5-2-1-0
Let’s Go! is helping kids and families eat healthy and be active. We understand it’s important to have a consistent message about healthy habits where you live, learn, work and play. So we partner with teachers, doctors, child care providers, and community organizations to help share the same four healthy habits of “5 2 1 0” everyday
- 5 – fruits and veggies
- 2 – hours or less of recreational screen time
- 1 – hour or more of physical activity
- 0 – sugary drinks, more water and low-fat milk)
- Keep TV/computer out of bedroom
- No screen time under the age of 2
- Advocates for Children of New Jersey
Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ) is the trusted, independent voice putting children’s needs first for more than 30 years. Our work results in better laws and policies, more effective funding and stronger services for children and families. And it means that more children are given the chance to grow up safe, healthy and educated.
- The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization. Our mission is to improve the lives and future prospects of children and families and, in particular, to help ensure that children are born into stable, two-parent families who are committed to and ready for the demanding task of raising the next generation.
- The Partnership for a Healthier America
The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) is devoted to working with the private sector to ensure the health of our nation’s youth by solving the childhood obesity crisis.
- Kids Count Data Center
The Kids Count report is an annual statistical sheet, filed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, covering the demographic well-being of children. The nationwide survey includes all 50 states and ranks them in the four categories.
- County Health Rankings
The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program helps communities create solutions that make it easier for people to be healthy in their own communities, focusing on specific factors that we know affect health, such as education and income./li>
- Office of Adolescent Health/U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
The Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) is dedicated to improving the health and well being of adolescents to enable them to become healthy, productive adults.
- Working Well in New Jersey
Working Well in New Jersey is a partnership between the Foundation and the New Jersey Department of Health to promote worksite wellness with a focus on increasing physical activity. Businesses in Salem County can register for this free service to help their employees increase productivity, reduce absenteeism, lower accidents, reduce turnover, and much more.
- Shaping NJ/New Jersey Department of Health
ShapingNJ is the state partnership for nutrition, physical activity and obesity prevention. The goal of this partnership is to prevent obesity and improve the health of populations that are at risk for poor health outcomes in New Jersey by making “the healthy choice, the easy choice.”