In response to Cape May County’s poor outcomes in national childhood health and wellness reports, county experts and organizations are teaming up to address childhood neglect, abuse and other traumas.
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — Tom Kaye sat among a dozen other people in plastic chairs on a recent afternoon, waiting for his name to be called so he could fill up a shopping cart with canned foods, gravy and cranberry relish, and pick from the fresh vegetables, fruits and produce piled high on crates.
Patients, providers and visitors at all AtlantiCare locations won’t be able to buy regular sodas and other sugar-sweetened beverages on the premises as experts opt for healthier products.
The ShopRite of Upper Deerfield Township has hired a registered dietitian who offers free services and advice to supermarket customers.
BRIDGETON — Marie Swann said she would rather use some of her food vouchers to buy groceries at local farmers markets like Rottkamp Farms to get the freshest produce.
New Jersey is celebrating National Farmer’s Market Week, which runs through Saturday, by encouraging people to go out and buy produce from local farmers, particularly if they use federal supplement programs.
Ocean County residents are being encouraged to drop off their outdated or unused medications Tuesday for safe disposal in Manahawkin.
In some parts of South Jersey, shopping with food stamps is a little like entering a complex scavenger hunt. Looking for a staple like bread? There’s one loaf on a bottom shelf, next to Elmer’s glue and other school supplies. Want fresh fruit? Hope you like high-priced bananas. Bacon and bol…
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — Stockton University researchers want to look inside your brain — for science, of course.
VINELAND — Emma Lopez and her team of volunteers distributed two tons of fresh produce from local farms to food pantries last year in efforts to decrease food insecurity and promote healthy eating.
VINELAND—How do you make the state’s unhealthiest counties healthier?
VINELAND—Cumberland County and state health officials will hold a public health equity forum Tuesday during National Minority Health Month.
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials will interview Atlantic County residents for its National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
I’m a brassica believer. Give me cauliflower, cabbage, kale, Brussels sprouts or broccoli, and I’m happy. But I also realize that everyone doesn’t feel the same way. They’ve had stinky, mushy cabbage, or tough kale, or drab and overcooked broccoli, and they can’t imagine it can be any other way.
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Volunteers in Medicine opens Egg Harbor Township location as need rises
Judging by all the protein bars, shakes and powders out there, you get the impression you need more protein. There are claims it curbs appetite, helps with weight loss and builds muscle. But what’s the real story?
A few years ago, when everyone I knew was on the Paleo diet, I started making spaghetti squash and topping it with meat sauce to feed my dinner party guests who were off carbs. I grew up eating spaghetti squash with butter and Parmesan cheese, so I have always had a taste for it, and more an…
HAMMONTON — Customers at the ShopRite on Route 30 could munch on free cupcakes Saturday for a customer appreciation day.
Along with all the significant relationships we have in life, one of the most vital is our relationship with food. Like the other key relationships, it directly impacts our emotional and physical health and well-being.
Stone Harbor was named 2016 New Jersey Healthy Town by the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign for the town’s wellness and health lifestyle initiatives.
LOWER TOWNSHIP — Lucinda Smith knows that nervous feeling.
Cauliflower is a wonder-veggie. No longer relegated to boiling and covering with a bright orange cheese sauce (sorry, Mom), cauliflower is stepping out in place of starch like rice in stir-fries or instead of wheat flour in pizza dough.
ATLANTIC CITY — AtlantiCare patients who need assistance with medical care and accessing healthy food can now make one stop for both.
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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — Lee Anne LeCouter, of Mays Landing, is a self-proclaimed gym rat.