Posts Tagged ‘The Barrio Advantage’

Apply Now for a 2017 CHALK Mini-grant!

Apply Now for a 2017 CHALK Mini-grant!

The good folks at CHALK are offering mini-grants to local groups that have initiatives that promote healthy lifestyles for the children and the families of Uptown. There will be two Info Sessions on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Applications are due on March 3, 2017 at 5 pm. For more info: http://nyp.org/chalk


The 96th Street divide: Why There’s So Much Diabetes in Harlem

The 96th Street divide: Why There’s So Much Diabetes in Harlem

In East Harlem, four times as many people have diabetes as in the neighboring Upper East Side. Meera Senthilingam of Mosaic meets the New Yorkers stopping poverty from being a death sentence.


Call For Applications for Community Based Grants

Call For Applications for Community Based Grants

CHALK (Choosing Healthy & Active Lifestyles for Kids) has issued a call for applications to community based organizations and initiatives that support healthy lifestyles for school-aged children in Washington Heights/Inwood. Mini grants are awarded to fund either new or ongoing initiatives that increase access to and knowledge about healthy foods and eating habits, and/or physical […]


Telemundo’s Top Chef Estrellas: Vote For Henry Santos & Local Non-Profit CHALK could win $5K

Telemundo’s Top Chef Estrellas: Vote For Henry Santos & Local Non-Profit CHALK could win $5K

All you have to do is click on the link below and vote for Henry Santos and CHALK could win 5 grand. It is that easy. For those that don’t know, CHALK (Choosing Healthy & Active Lifestyles for Kids) is all about preventing childhood obesity and promoting healthy lifestyles in this neighborhood. They do important […]


Henry Santos Embarks On A New Aventura Uptown…

Henry Santos Embarks On A New Aventura Uptown…

Former member of the Bachata super group Aventura, Henry Santos, was Uptown yesterday to announce his collaboration with the CHALK program to fight obesity within the Latino community in New York City and around the United States. The 2012 winner of Mira Quien Baila, the Spanish language version of Dancing with the Stars, talked with […]


5/17/14: Live Your Life Healthy Habit Workshop @ Word Up Books

5/17/14: Live Your Life Healthy Habit Workshop @ Word Up Books


Spread Love: Vote for the Green Bronx Machine

Spread Love: Vote for the Green Bronx Machine

The good folks at the Green Bronx Machine are in the running to win some incredible prizes at the Real Food Media Contest. Green Bronx Machine is dedicated to changing mind-sets and landscapes while harvesting hope and cultivating opportunities inclusively for all of America. The Contest is the project of the Real Food Media Project, […]


2/1/14: Chalk’s Healthy Habit Workshop for Families

2/1/14: Chalk's Healthy Habit Workshop for Families

The Vive tu Vida/Live your Life Community Campaign against childhood obesity would like to invite all families to our first installment of our monthly healthy habit workshop series. The workshop will focus on February’s Healthy Habit: Eat Plenty of Vegetables and Some Fruit Every Day In conjunction with Fit n Fabulous, Inc. & City Harvest-Healthy Neighborhoods, learn about: […]


CHALK Presents: January’s Healthy Habit of the Month

CHALK Presents: January's Healthy Habit of the Month

CHALK (Choosing Healthy & Active Lifestyles for Kids) is a program at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Ambulatory Care Network which supports the Vive tu Vida/Live your Life community campaign dedicated to help combat childhood obesity in Washington Heights and Inwood. Each month the campaign promotes a different healthy habit, this month’s healthy habit is “Be Physically […]


CHALK Presents: The Healthy Habit of the Month

CHALK Presents: The Healthy Habit of the Month

CHALK (Choosing Healthy & Active Lifestyles for Kids) is a program at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Ambulatory Care Network which supports the Vive tu Vida/Live your Life community campaign dedicated to help combat childhood obesity in Washington Heights and Inwood.  Each month the campaign promotes a different healthy habit, this month’s healthy habit is “Eat Less Fast Food”.  To get […]


Produce-laden van to visit Manhattan ‘food deserts’ | NY Daily News

Produce-laden van to visit Manhattan ‘food deserts’ | NY Daily News

By Tanay Warerkar / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS The food deserts of Manhattan are about to get a mobile oasis. Starting Thursday, a van filled with fresh produce will hit the streets of the lower East Side, East Harlem, Washington Heights, and Inwood — aiming to bring low-cost, healthy food to the poor and the […]


Latino Neighborhoods: Improving Health Through Ethnic Pride? | PRI The World

Latino Neighborhoods: Improving Health Through Ethnic Pride? | PRI The World

By Audrey Quinn If you take the subway to the northern tip of Manhattan, you’ll find yourself in Washington Heights, a largely Dominican neighborhood. Poverty is worse here than in most areas of New York, but “there are certain health indicators here that suggest that Washington Heights is doing better than other neighborhoods,” says Columbia […]

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