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Novo Nordisk Funds Child Health Initiative in Trenton

Novo Nordisk Funds Child Health Initiative in Trenton

Friday, July 1, 2016

Pharmaceutical giant Novo Nordisk will fund an initiative to improve the health of Trenton's children and families, officials said.

The program, called the Community Health Collaborative, will be coordinated by the Trenton Health Team and will look to educate parents and promote physical activity and healthy food choices for grade school children.

"My administration has been working diligently with community partners to incorporate health considerations in all of our policies and planning efforts," said Mayor Eric Jackson. "We look forward to a powerful collaboration aimed at building the long-term health of our community."

The Novo Nordisk funding will support programs designed to empower parents and caregivers, provide healthy food choices in schools, improve access to healthy, affordable foods, and increase physical activity.