Thanks to Fern Kulman, Health Educator for Woodbridge Township residents who access the local food banks were provided helpful tips and information on nutrition during their most recent visit. Fern is working closely with volunteers and partnering organizations to make the nutrition information available to local residents. On hand last month at the food banks were our Dietician Irene McShane and Health Educator Fern Kulman.
Woodbridge Wellness Team’s key partners for the Nutrition Education segment at local food banks are the “We Feed” Coalition, St. Cecelia’s Food Pantry, the First Baptist Church Pantry, Mayor’s Wellness Coalition, SNAP, Middlesex County Safe Kids Coalition and the Iselin Pharmacy
The Wellness Team identified the current partners according to the goals established for the grant. Fern Kulman conducted a thorough search to select the chosen partners and enhance the program’s objectives. The current partners are the above stated Food Pantries, SNAP, and Middlesex County Safe Kids Coalition. A collaborative relationship was quickly established with the aforementioned members due to a long standing relationship with these groups.
The warmer weather has also fueled our walking path progress. Our Wellness Team met with key stakeholders to plan out the walking path improvements. A path was chosen for improvement and the signage upgrades were considered. In addition, we are working on a draft of the walking path guide to improve awareness. Our walking path partners are the staff and seniors at Evergreen Senior Center, Middlesex County Safe Kids Coalition, Director of Economic Development, Health Educator, Director of Planning and Development and the Director of Public Works. All were chosen due to their interest and success in establishing previous walking paths in Town.