The New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids (NJPHK), a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, presented its first “Culture of Health Champion” Business award to Campbell and Kim Fortunato, Campbell’s Director of Healthy Communities, at its Building a Culture of Health Conference on Dec. 2. The award acknowledges Fortunato and Campbell for its Healthy Communities initiative, which is focused on improving the health of young people in its hometown of Camden N.J.
“We’re proud to collaborate with our community partners to ensure access to affordable and fresh foods, increase physical activity in a safe environment, and support healthy lifestyles through nutrition education,” said Fortunato.
Campbell’s Healthy Communities program launched in 2011 and its initial efforts in Camden were focused on six sites: four schools, two community-based organizations and community-wide programs such as the Healthy Corner Store Initiative and Soccer for Success. The program has grown to include nearly 40 stores in its city-wide Healthy Corner Store Initiative and has expanded to additional locations across the country including Henry County, Ohio and Everett, WA.
NJPHK is a statewide program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The goal of the program is to convene, connect and empower community partnerships across the state in order to design and implement childhood obesity prevention strategies that support access to affordable healthy foods and increase opportunities for safe physical activity in the cities of Camden, Newark, New Brunswick, Trenton, and Vineland.
For more information about Campbell’s Healthy Communities program, check out Campbell’s Annual CSR Report.
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