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Jersey Legislation Aims to Boost School Breakfast Programs

Jersey Legislation Aims to Boost School Breakfast Programs
BY JENNIFER SCIORTINO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Joseph Cryan, Daniel Benson, Troy Singleton, Pamela Lampitt, Celeste Riley and Nancy Pinkin to boost breakfast programs in schools, particularly for underprivileged children, in order to help give them a leg up on academics advanced in the Senate.

The bill would require the state to make every effort to assist school districts and nonpublic schools in increasing the participation rate of students, particularly low-income students, in the federal School Breakfast Program by establishing a “breakfast after the bell” program in the first-period classroom or during the first few minutes of the day.

 

Mental Health Association in New Jersey Calls for Improving Access to Psychiatric Care in Garden State

Mental Health Association in New Jersey Calls for Improving Access to Psychiatric Care in Garden State
BY TOM COSENTINO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The Mental Health Association in New Jersey (MHANJ) is advocating for improving access to psychiatric care for New Jersey residents. The areas earmarked...

Pallone Bill Aims to Crack Down on Anabolic Steroids to Protect Young Athletes

Pallone Bill Aims to Crack Down on Anabolic Steroids to Protect Young Athletes
BY SEAN DUGAN
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

WASHINGTON, DC -  The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4771, the “Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act,” which was introduced by Congressman...

New Jersey's Attempt to Protect Children and Adults from Abuse and Neglect

New Jersey's Attempt to Protect Children and Adults from Abuse and Neglect
BY SALVATORE PIZZURO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

On Thursday, September 11, 2014, the NJ State Assembly Committee on Human Services approved two bills desined to protect children and adults with de...

Outrage over Sayreville Decision to Increase Age for Tobacco Purchase to 21

Outrage over Sayreville Decision to Increase Age for Tobacco Purchase to 21
BY ERIC GUNDERSEN
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Sal Risalvato, Executive Director of the New Jersey Gasoline, Convenience, Automotive Association (NJGCA), released the following statement in reaction to the Say...

NJ Enterovirus D68: 7 Ways to be Safe

NJ Enterovirus D68: 7 Ways to be Safe
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

New Jersey has its first confirmed case of enterovirus D68, and there are likely to be more.

Enterovirus D68 is a rare respiratory ailment that has affected several chil...

6 Reasons Your Meds Could Give You Alzheimer’s Disease

6 Reasons Your Meds Could Give You Alzheimer’s Disease
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Several prescription drugs that are used by millions could put their users at a health risk.

A recent study equated the longer use of benzodiazepines to a greater likeli...

Bipolar is not Bi-Winning: A Bipolar Comedian's Perspective on Mental Illness

Bipolar is not Bi-Winning: A Bipolar Comedian's Perspective on Mental Illness
BY MICHAEL HAYNE
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY

In the wake of Robin Williams’ untimely death, the thing to know about most comedians is this: we're not pleasant, content, or well-adjusted. We're bothe...

Children’s Respiratory Virus Outbreak Not Yet in New Jersey

Children’s Respiratory Virus Outbreak Not Yet in New Jersey
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A virus described as “overlooked” has sent hundreds of children across the Midwestern states to the hospital.

The rare respiratory disease known as enterovirus 68 is bel...

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