New PHCS Programs Promote Healthy Living for Kids

Mar 25, 2015
Children can receive professional tips on eating healthy and getting physically fit through two new programs offered free of charge by Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS) Community Education & Outreach.

Build a Better Snack!—led by Jane Schwartz, RD, Outpatient & Community Education Dietitian at University Medical Center of Princeton—will offer kids a hands-on, fun-filled session during which they get to help make and sample their own tasty, energy boosting and nutritious treats.

In the second program, Kick Start the Fun!, a personal trainer will show the kids how to warm up, improve balance, build strength and, most of all, make exercise fun.

Both programs are intended for children in kindergarten through 8th Grade. Children must be accompanied by a parent. See below for the program schedules.

Build a Better Snack!

Wednesday, April 15—6 to 7 p.m.

Hamilton Area YMCA John K. Rafferty Branch
1315 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road, Suite 100, Hamilton

Wednesday, April 29—6 to 7 p.m.
Princeton Fitness & Wellness Center
1225 State Road, Princeton

Kick Start the Fun!

Saturday, April 18—1 to 2 p.m.
Princeton Fitness & Wellness Center
1225 State Road, Princeton

Saturday, April 25—1 to 2 p.m.
Princeton Fitness & Wellness at Plainsboro
7 Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro

NOTE: Children should dress in comfortable clothes and sneakers.

Registration is required. Call 1-888-897-8979 or visit

Children who are signed up for this year's PHCS Kids Marathon can earn credit toward their marathon miles by attending one or more of these classes. To learn more about the Kids Marathon, visit

About Princeton HealthCare System
Princeton HealthCare System is a comprehensive, integrated healthcare system that strives to anticipate and serve the lifelong needs of central New Jersey residents, including acute care hospital services through University Medical Center of Princeton, behavioral healthcare through Princeton House Behavioral Health, rehabilitation, home care, hospice care, ambulatory surgery, a primary and specialty medical practice, and fitness and wellness services. For more information, visit .

Andy Williams, 609-252-8785