Good eating habits, proper nutrition and physical fitness are essential for good health.
Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC): Each year about 250,000 New Jersey women, infants and children receive supplemental foods, nutritional education and counseling, and access to healthcare through this program.
The New Jersey Obesity Prevention Action Plan is the beginning of a statewide, coordinated effort to support and enhance obesity prevention among New Jersey residents. The Action Plan was developed based on the work and recommendations of three sub-committees: education, nutrition and physical activity, established by the Obesity Prevention Task Force.
ShapingNJ, led by the Office of Nutrition and Fitness (ONF), is the state partnership for the Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Program focusing on environmental and policy change around obesity and chronic disease prevention.
Educational materials on nutrition during pregnancy are available.
The revised USDA Food Pyramid is an important source on
Regular physical activity
The NJ Council on Physical Fitness and Sports has activities, tips and resources.
Intergenerational School Breakfast helps young students learn about good nutrition from the wisdom of seniors.
Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program provides locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs to eligible New Jersey Seniors.