Healthy Choices Can Be Fun!

Women of the Dream's Healthy Choices Can Be Fun! is funded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey. This program is a partnership with Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Camden County’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) to deliver nutrition education targeting middle-school girls. A Community Assistant Educator trained at Rutgers University utilizes an evidence-based curriculum entitled “The Power of Choice” designed to help build decision-making skills that promote healthier eating and activity choices in real-life settings. The curriculum is interactive, offering participants a chance to practice learning by doing, such as making healthy drinks and snacks. In addition, Women of the Dream added a physical fitness component to the program to teach the relationship between healthy food choices and exercise. The girls in the pictures are enjoying swimming and working out!