Nestlé Nutrition Partners With Rutgers University‒Newark and Program For Parents, Inc. to Support Early Childhood Nutrition Education Program in Newark Fairmount Promise Neighborhood

Representatives from Nestlé, RU‒N and Community Members Will Be Available for Interviews
Oct 24, 2014 3:10 PM ET

Originally posted on Rutgers Today

By Carla Capizzi

On October 29, Rutgers University‒Newark and Nestlé Nutrition U.S. will unveil a partnership to promote nutrition, health and wellness for expectant mothers and families with young children living in the Newark Fairmount Promise Neighborhood.  The one-year public-private collaboration will provide a research-based, unbranded, peer-reviewed curriculum and training for local residents to act as advocates and deliver the material throughout the community.

Details of the First 1,000 Days: Early Childhood Nutrition Education Program will be announced at 8:45 a.m. at St. John Baptist Church by officials from Nestlé Nutrition, Programs for Parents, Inc., and Rutgers University-Newark.

NFPN is one of two Promise Neighborhood programs in the U.S. to partner with Nestlé using the First 1,000 Days concept. The NFPN is a collective impact program model managed collaboratively by Rutgers University‒Newark’s Office of University Community Partnerships, the United Way of Essex and West Hudson, and the Urban League of Essex County, in collaboration with Newark Public Schools.  NFPN brings together residents with public and private partners to develop, deliver, and monitor a continuum of high-quality programs and supportive services for children in one of New Jersey’s most distressed communities.  One of fewer than 50 such community-driven efforts in the country, NFPN was awarded a planning grant from the U.S. Department of Education in December 2012.

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