The Y is about changing lives for the better. At the Summit YMCA more than 110 children attending its child care program are eating healthier snacks thanks to community partners like the Redwoods Group Foundation and the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey Healthy U program.
A recent $1,000 grant from Redwoods is helping to improve the nutritional goals of the “Healthy U” component of the Y’s after school program curriculum. With the grant money, the Y is purchasing healthy snacks to give children better choices to eat during their regular after school activities.
Joined together by a shared passion to improve the nation’s health and well-being, the Y, Redwoods and the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey Healthy U program, are addressing the childhood obesity issue facing our community today.
The Y is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, secure and connected children, families and communities.
For more information about the Summit Area YMCA, contact the Y at (908) 273-4270 or visit www.summitareaymca.org
ABOUT THE REDWOODS GROUP FOUNDATION
The Redwoods Group Foundation's mission is to ensure safe, adequate access to shelter, nutrition, healthcare, education, economic opportunity and a sustainable environment for all God’s children.
ABOUT THE HEALTHY U PROGRAM
The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey Healthy U program is designed to combat childhood obesity by instituting behavioral changes in children using a multi-pronged approach that includes nutrition education, increased physical activity and a focus on family. It is NJ’s first comprehensive, statewide initiative to address childhood obesity in the after-school setting. The Healthy U program uses the Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) program curricula. The Healthy U program is the result of a collaborative partnership between The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey and the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance. The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey has awarded a $1 million grant for the program over a four-year time frame: January 2008 through December 2011.
ABOUT THE SUMMIT AREA YMCA
The Summit Area YMCA is for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Y is one of the area’s largest nonprofit organizations. No one is turned away from the Y’s life-enhancing programs due to the inability to pay. If you need financial assistance ask any staff member. If you can help us help others volunteer or donate today.