CentraState Medical Center is collaborating with 3 schools and 2 community partners for our project. The schools are Laura Donovan Elementary and Joseph J. Catena School in Freehold Township. We have a third school, Freehold Learning Center located in Freehold Borough. Our other partners are Freehold Area Health Department and Rutgers NJ Agriculture Experiment Station [NJAES] Cooperative Extension. We also anticipate the support of the schools’ Wellness Councils in helping to plan and plant the gardens.
Our health educators are putting together the curriculum for the nutrition programs they will be offering to the students, parents, and teachers.
We are very excited about these initiatives and have a stakeholders meeting scheduled next week.