Brian Schilling, NJAES
Michele Bakacs – Environment Stewards Program, Middlesex County
G. Charles Dismukes, Waksman Institute of Microbiology
Henry B. John-Alder, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources
Pal Maliga, Department of Plant Biology and Pathology, and Waksman Institute of Microbiology.
The New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids (NJPHK), a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, co-hosted the Building a Culture of Health in New Jersey: Advancing the Population Health Agenda Conference on Nov. 30 at the Pines Manor in Edison… The audience heard from 10-year old Joshua Pantoja Jr., who discussed how his participation in the NJPHK’s Healthy Family Weekend cooking class inspired him to make healthier choices and become a contestant on the Food Network’s “Chopped Junior” show earlier this year. During the conference, awards were presented. The 2016 award recipients were: Rutgers University — Culture of Health Champion and Joshua Pantoja Jr. – Healthy Kids Champion.
Mark Robson – Department of Plant Biology and Pathology
Nicholi Vorsa, Rutgers’ Philip E. Marucci Center for Blueberry and Cranberry Research and Extension
Daniel Hoffman, Peter Gillies, Peggy Policastro, Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health
Joanna Burger, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources
David Robinson, New Jersey State Climatologist
Bill Blubik, Gillian Armstrong, Ray Samulis, Madeline Flahive DiNardo, Rutgers Cooperative Extension