Bronx, NY (September 22, 2015) — Last week, Preston High School, an all-girls school in Throggs Neck, celebrated the installation of three new water fountains at a school-wide ribbon-cutting ceremony. The new fountains were installed over the summer, as part of a community-health effort led by the Partnership for a Healthier Bronx at Bronx Health REACH/Institute for Family Health.
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20 Bronx Bodegas to Participate in The Healthy Bodega Initiative: Small Business Training to Promote Healthier Food and Beverages
New York, NY (August 3, 2015) — Bronx Health REACH, a project of the Institute for Family Health, is launching a new partnership with the Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network, Inc. (HITN) and The Bodega Association of the United States (ASOBEU), as part of its longstanding Healthy Bodega Initiative to combat the obesity epidemic plaguing New York City’s most vulnerable neighborhoods. While the obesity epidemic threatens the health and well being of all New Yorkers, nowhere is this crisis more severe than in the Bronx, a county that ranks 62 out of 62 in all of New York State when it comes to health outcomes, according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s County Health Ranking Report.
In response to this crisis, 20 Bronx bodegas will participate in a two-day, in-depth Healthy Bodega training program focusing on business strategies, food handling and marketing/promotion practices to increase supply and demand for healthier food and beverages for customers. The challenge is to make offering healthy food and drink options a successful business in high need, low income communities.
New York, NY (June 19, 2015)—Harvest Home Farmers Market announces the opening of a new farmers market in the Soundview area of the Bronx, bringing the total of farmers markets operated by the organization this summer to nineteen.