Program Highlight: Healthy Kids New Brunswick

November 19, 2019

Introduce your club!

Healthy Kids of New Brunswick focuses on promoting healthy lifestyles among the underserved youth of New Brunswick. Our club is centered around providing free fitness workouts and nutrition presentations to children and their families. This is a great way to instill healthy habits that will last beyond childhood, hopefully helping the children we work with avoid obesity and poor eating habits that are becoming more and more prevalent. We believe that if we are able to teach them about the importance of a healthy lifestyle early on in their lives, they will be more likely to maintain and commit to healthy habits later on.

 

 

How did HKNB get involved with YES?

Healthy Kids of New Brunswick was developed as a club at Rutgers with the goal of educating the youth of New Brunswick about healthy eating and living. As YES hosts after-school programs for New Brunswick youth, it was only natural to collaborate with YES to develop a weekly nutrition and fitness class for the children they serve.

 

What do Healthy Kids do with YES?

We hold a combined fitness and nutrition class every Friday from 5:30-6:30 PM at YES. During the nutrition portion, we educate the kids on what constitutes healthy eating and how they can make healthier choices every day in their own lives. During the fitness portion, we play games and do activities that get the kids active and exercising in a fun way. We also frequently collaborate with the Nutrition Club of Rutgers University and athletic groups around campus that can involve the kids in all different types of exercise.

 

How can anyone get involved with Healthy Kids New Brunswick?

Any current Rutgers students are able to volunteer with Healthy Kids of New Brunswick! We hold our classes every Friday from 5:30-6:30 at YES, and we also have general membership meetings every other Thursday from 7:45-8:45 PM in the College Avenue Student Center to discuss facets of healthy living as well as to plan for our classes at YES. Anyone interested in joining can email us at ruhealthykidsnb@gmail.com if they would like more information.

 

 

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