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Which Big National Players Are Joining Forces to Make a Local Health Impact?
Published: Thursday, January 7, 2016 -

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation kicked off a new 10-year partnership with the YMCA on January 1, 2016, as part of its efforts to foster a "Culture of Health." The collaboration is building on existing programs and introducing new initiatives by starting with a grant of just under $12 million over the next three years. With a presence in 10,000 neighborhoods across the United States, the YMCA is well positioned to coordinate a national strategy at the local level.

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Carli Lloyd, Jay Williams aim to curb childhood obesity
Published: Thursday, October 15, 2015 -

About 420 Middletown students were able to mix it up with basketball great Jay Williams and one of the best in the world of women's soccer, USWNT midfielder Carli Lloyd.

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Super Women
Published: Thursday, October 1, 2015 -

South Jersey Magazine received hundreds of nominations, from nurses who go above and beyond to a former businesswoman who now runs a nonprofit aimed at helping families get back on their feet, to this year’s Woman of the Year, Valeria Galarza, who works tirelessly to improve the health of South Jersey’s struggling communities and their children.

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Live Healthy Vineland goes BIG
Published: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 -

In her work to create a healthy Vineland, Lisa Scheetz doesn’t use the “o” word anymore.

Though the city’s obesity rates among kids ages 6 to 11are twice the national average, she has learned the hard way. When it comes to their children’s weight, parents are thin-skinned.

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