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Resources

For more information on wellness, nutrition, fitness and health facts, visit the following select Web resources:

Overall Health and Well-Being

  • New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, convenes and supports community partnerships to implement strategies that prevent childhood obesity.
  • Rutgers Cooperative Extension Service, which engages in research and education to respond to the growing chalalenges to nutrition and human health
  • New Jersey HealthLink, a comprehensive healthcare consumer information website serving seniors, families, children and healthcare professionals.
  • Shaping NJ, from the Office of Nutrition and Fitness in the N.J. Department of Health
  • Healthy Living resources, with links by topic, from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Prevention resources to be an active participant in managing your health, from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Nutrition

  • New Jersey food pantries, listed by county, courtesy of Rutgers Against Hunger
  • A list of New Jersey food banks, by NJ Health Link
  • Jersey Fresh, information on farm stands, recipes and home-grown produce from the Garden State
  • New Jersey WIC, which provides supplemental nutritious foods to pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to the age of five.
  • Nutrition Resources, from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Fitness

Health Facts and Data

  • County Health Rankings, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provides health rankings by state and county
  • F as in Fat, an annual report from the Trust for America's Health on "how obesity threatens America's future"