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Advocates for Children of New Jersey

You’re invited to a special event focused on feeding Newark kids!

June 10, 2014

Please join us on June 24 at 10 a.m. for the release of a special report, Heading off Hunger: A Snapshot of Child Nutrition in Newark. Special guest Newark Mayor-Elect Ras Baraka, along with city and state leaders, will be featured at this free event.

Register online now. Space is limited.

This special report, produced by Advocates for Children of New Jersey, with support from the NJ Partnership for Healthy Kids and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, explores the nutritional needs of children in New Jersey’s largest cities. It identifies available supports and makes recommendations to improve the nutritional and physical health of Newark children.

Following presentation of the report findings, a panel discussion will focus on ways Newark’s leaders and nutritional experts can coordinate efforts to accomplish this goal. Panel members include:

  • Luisa DeMarchena, deputy director, Newark Public Schools
  • Elizabeth Reynoso, food policy director, City of Newark
  • Diane Riley, director of advocacy, Community FoodBank of New Jersey
  • Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo (invited)
  • Jasmine Hall Ratliff, program officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Dr. Nwando Anyaoku, M.D., director of general pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of New Jersey and co-director, NJ Partnership for Healthy Kids-Newark (invited)

View agenda and register.