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Fall Newsletter 2021


September 2021                                                                     Vol. 16 / No. 3

Dear friends,

As the fall gets underway, millions of school children are heading back to the classroom in person. What was once a routine rite of passage has taken on a new meaning as kids get back to their routines -- and venture into new ones. Despite the changes we all face, one constant is the need for good nutrition to sustain us physically and mentally.

In this issue, find inspiration for bringing health-promoting food to your table, to nourish the loved ones in your life. Here at Hackensack University Medical Center, the Deirdre Imus Center is helping to bring fresh produce to patients, team members and the community with the second annual campus farm stand. We hope you'll find one in your community through these resources, or even consider planting your own. Additionally, Hackensack community garden is flourishing and is part of a national movement to bring healthier food closer to home. The Center team helps the garden grow delicious, vegetables for our community. As always, check out our seasonal recipes for delicious ideas.

Wishing you health and wellness,


Social Connection

child_mask_school_shutterstock_1676759620Normally when we talk about environmental health we think about the physical environment: what kinds of substances we are exposed to in our homes or at work, what kind of foods we choose, and what the physical environment we live in is like in terms of air and water pollution, and most recently in terms of the impact of climate change. Read more
Tasting the Rainbow

Farmstand2_cropThe HUMC TO HOME Farm Stand at Hackensack University Medical Center is back! We kicked off our second year on the medical center campus on August 19 with an array of produce from local farms in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Read more

Back to School Cleaning Tips for Parents


As a young child I always remember when I first started to notice the Back To School signs in the department stores, and see the commercials on the TV for sales on back to school clothes, I knew summer was almost over. I was not too happy about it, in fact I dreaded it. Read more



Healthy Recipes

kids_cookingTaste something new this season, click here to view our delicious recipes.
















































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