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Home > Press > RECENT PRESS RELEASES > JANUARY 18, 2013: NEWARK AND ESSEX COUNTY 4-H TO HOST "FAMILY HEALTH DAY" ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, FROM 3 P.M. TO 5 P.M., AT IRONBOUND RECREATION CENTER, 226 ROME STREET, IN NEWARK'S EAST WARD
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Student volunteers will provide information about nutrition, exercise, and healthy living;
This event is a partnership with City’s Let’s Move! Newark campaign
Newark, NJ – January 18, 2013 – The City of Newark, the Newark Municipal Council, the Division of Recreation and Cultural Affairs, Let’s Move! Newark, and Essex County 4-H will observe “National Day of Service” on Saturday, January 19, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., with “Family Health Day” at the Ironbound Recreation Center, at 226 Rome Street, in Newark’s East Ward. The event is free and open to the public.
The program is a partnership with Let’s Move! Newark, which was created by Mayor Cory A. Booker in September 2010. The Mayor is a National Co-Chair of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative to fight childhood obesity and reduce it within a generation. Let’s Move! Newark has four components: educating and supporting parents, working to provide healthier food in schools, helping children to be more active, and ensuring that healthy and affordable food is available in Newark. The initiative is chaired by Deputy Mayor of Civic Engagement and Community Partnerships Margarita Muñiz.
For more information about Let’s Move! Newark, visit their website at www.letsmovenewark.com. The website also contains links to the national Let’s Move! campaign, partnering organizations and tips to lead a healthier lifestyle.
WHO: The City of Newark, the Newark Municipal Council, the Division of Recreation and Cultural Affairs, Let’s Move! Newark, and Essex County 4-H.
WHAT: Will host “Family Health Day,” to observe “National Day of Service” by giving out information on healthy eating, nutrition, and exercise.
WHEN: Saturday, January 19, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE: Ironbound Recreation Center
226 Rome Street
City of Newark Press Information Office – (973) 733-8004
4-H: Marissa Blodnik – (415) 218-7403
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