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Statewide Social Media Contest
Published: Friday, April 21, 2017 -

The New Jersey Alliance of YMCAs is hosting a statewide contest on social media in order to get more people involved in promoting healthy lifestyles and building a Culture of Health. Participants can share photos on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook and tag @njymca #HealthyNJContest, plus the name of the New Jersey nonprofit that the prize would support. Photos could be featured on the YMCA website as part of an interactive map, and three lucky participants will get a $500 grant for the health-related cause of their choice.


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Durand students take part in "Healthy U" program
Published: Thursday, December 22, 2016 -

A spoonful of a sugar, well, it can get a kid rethinking beverage choices.

Facing a selection of energy drinks and sodas, Durand Elementary School upperclassmen picked chocolate milk as a healthy option.


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Mission-specific: YMCA conference focuses on social responsibility
Published: Friday, April 1, 2016 -

We know that when we work together with other community leaders, we can bring about meaningful change. The 'Y' can marshal the resources to address pressing social issues such as education, joblessness, drug addiction and child welfare. Through this conference, we want to move more 'Y's from awareness to action.


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Diabetes Prevention Deserves Funding Help
Published: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 -

The recent decision by Gov. Chris Christie to veto bipartisan legislation expanding the evidence-based Diabetes Prevention Program to Medicaid recipients in New Jersey was ill-advised and is a setback in the movement towards preventative health equity. Moreover, it deprives some of our most vulnerable residents of a critical intervention in the prevention of type 2 diabetes.


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