The mission of the Mayors Wellness Campaign is to equip mayors and other key leaders with the tools to develop and implement active-living initiatives in their communities with the ultimate goal of improving health and reducing the skyrocketing health care costs that come with the obesity problem in New Jersey.
Across New Jersey, people are getting sick and literally dying from obesity-related conditions. The problem is particularly acute in children. Recent studies link childhood obesity to a disturbing prediction: the current generation of children in America may have a shorter life expectancy than their parents.
Additionally, Americans are spending billions each year on obesity-related illnesses. If we do not work to reduce obesity among both children and adults in New Jersey, we will face a crisis of epidemic proportions.
Here Are Some Hard Facts:
57% of New Jersey residents are obese or overweight.
In 2001, medical expenses for treating problems related to obesity in our state totaled $2.3 billion.
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Madison Community Eats Healthy “Local Chefs Teach Delicious and Healthy Recipes.”
The Madison Mayors Wellness Campaign proudly presents a partnership between local Madison chefs, the Madison Borough and Healthy Italia. Healthy Italia will host guest chefs from local food establishments at their cooking school each month to demonstrate their culinary specialties with healthy ingredients and cooking methods.
The Madison Community is invited to observe the culinary talents of local chefs in a relaxed and casual environment. Learn the steps to prepare restaurant quality meals at home featuring healthy ingredients and taste the chef’s creations.
Bring a group of your friends or make it a fun date night. Each guest chef will highlight a suggested wine pairing that you can bring to enjoy with the tasting.