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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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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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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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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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Super Women

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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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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The USA Swimming Foundation has announced a grant award to The Gateway Family YMCA Rahway Branch, providing for expansion of scholarships for swim lessons at the Y.

The USA Swimming Foundation provided Make a Splash grants to 50 providers nationwide, who earned funding to provide swim lessons and water safety education for children who would not otherwise have the opportunity to learn to swim.

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Park It!

May 27, 2015

As part of the “Live Healthy Vineland” initiative, led by the Cumberland Cape Atlantic YMCA, our city’s parks will come alive this summer like never before

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