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Steps for Success
Published: Monday, July 17, 2017

It takes 30 minutes of walking to put you on a path to a healthier life!
Join us for a 2-week walking challenge!



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Summer Water Safety Tips
Published: Monday, July 17, 2017

Drowning is the second leading cause of death for children ages 5-14. Summer is a great time for parents to ensure their children are equipped with essential water safety skills. The YMCA offers swim lessons for all ages.  Find a Y: njymca.org/locations



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New Jersey YMCA State Alliance Announce Recipients of Health Prizes
Published: Thursday, July 13, 2017

New Jersey YMCA State Alliance announced today the three winners of its “Healthy NJ” social media contest. The contest ran from April 24 to June 2 and offered three $500 prizes to be given to a local nonprofit organization working to Build a Culture of Health in their community.



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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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New Jersey Healthy Communities Network Announces $860,000 in Grants to 43 Organizations
Published: Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The New Jersey Healthy Communities Network, through a funding collaborative, awarded $860,000 to 43 nonprofit organizations to enhance the built environment and develop policies to support healthy eating and active living.  Grant awards are $10,000 per year for two years, with the stipulation that action plans and goals are being met by the end of year one.



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