Elizabeth Residents Can Receive Free Passport to Health

ELIZABETH, NJ – Shaping Elizabeth proudly announces a new initiative for 2019 called “Passport to Health.” Shaping Elizabeth is planning four quarterly cornerstone events to

support Elizabeth residents on their journey toward a healthier life.
The Passport to Health kick-off event is taking place at 10:30am on Saturday, February 9th,

2019 at Elizabeth Public Library, 11 South Broad Street, Elizabeth, NJ. Attendees will begin their journey by receiving a free Health Passport. Free screenings will be offered to attendees of all ages, including vision, blood pressure, BMI, glucose, and lead. The themes for the kick-off event on February 9th are Heart Health and Childhood Obesity.

Dr. Amith Ahluwalia, MD, Trinitas Regional Medical Center, will present on Heart Healthy Practices. Corey Wu-Jung, MS, RD, Shaping Elizabeth Nutrition Consultant, will present on Preventing Childhood Obesity. Shaping Elizabeth partners will provide additional free resources. The remaining three cornerstone events will take place on April 27, July 27, and November 9.

Shaping Elizabeth partners are also planning monthly workshops, programs, and community events throughout the year. At each event, participants can get their Health Passports stamped. The more stamps collected, the more chances to win helpful prizes for your journey. More information can be found at www.facebook.com/ShapingElizabeth.

Shaping Elizabeth is a team of community members, nonprofits, and local health organizations committed to improving the health and wellbeing of the residents of the City of Elizabeth. By proposing and implementing sustainable changes and strategies, Shaping Elizabeth aims to close the health equity gap and support improved health, nutrition, and physical activity for all.

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