RWJBarnabas Health Events for Kids, Tweens, and Young Athletes This April


Spring is in full swing, and if you’re looking to keep your kids busy, RWJBarnabas Health offers classes and events that shake up the usual routine for the whole family, from toddlers to teens. The best part? You can choose to do them at home or in person. Whether it’s mommy and me style cooking classes in Hannah’s Kitchen, learning about healthy snacks at an interactive nutrition class, or tweens learning to be safe at home alone, there’s a class or event that will give your family something to look forward to this April. (featured photo credit: istock/FatCamera)

Classes for Kids

Healthy Kids in Hannah’s Kitchen
April 4, 11, 18, and 25 at 4:30 PM
Join in-person or virtually for this hands-on cooking for ages 8-12; parent/guardian must register. Your child will learn how to cook with nutritious ingredients, how to read a recipe, kitchen safety tips, measuring techniques, knife skills, and more. For class links and more information, contact: Emily Ho, RDN. 973-926-7371
Cost: Free
Sponsoring Facility: Children’s Hospital of New Jersey Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group

KidsFit Parent Education
April 7 at 1 PM
Join registered dietitians to learn how to help your kids become courageous eaters with tips and tools from the KidsFit program. Register online or contact Kerri for more information: Kerri Likakis, MS, RDN.
Cost: Free

Safe Sitter®
April 14 at 9:30 AM
Safe Sitter® is designed to prepare students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. The class has fun games, guided discussions, and role-playing exercises. Students will learn safety, childcare, and life and business skills. Lunch or dinner will be provided to attendees.
Cost: Free

LiveWell Center, 200 Wyckoff Rd. Suite 1200, Eatontown, NJ 07724

Toddler Snack Time
April 14 at 10:30 AM
Bring your little ones, ages 2 to 4, for a hands-on cooking class with our registered dietitian featuring fun and seasonal snacks—online registration.
Cost: Free
Sponsoring Facility: Monmouth Medical Center, Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus

My First Cooking Class in Hannah’s Kitchen
April 15 at 9:30 AM
Join us in-person or virtually for this hands-on cooking class for ages 4-7 with a parent/guardian/loved one present. Even the pickiest eaters will learn to love their veggies in this fun and interactive class!
Cost: Free
Online OR Rev. Dr. Ronald B. Christian Community Health and Wellness Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, 208 Lyons Ave. Newark, NJ 07112

Taste Testers in Hannah’s Kitchen
April 15 at 11 AM
Join in-person or virtually for this mommy & me style healthy cooking class for ages 2-4 with a parent/grandparent/loved one. For class links and more information, contact: Emily Ho, RDN. 973-926-7371
Cost: Free
Sponsoring Facility: Children’s Hospital of New Jersey, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group

Free Screenings For Young Athletes

Play it Safe! Cardiac and Concussion Screenings for Young Athletes – Jersey City Medical Center
April 15 at 8 AM
Join us for Play it Safe! Cardiac and Concussion Screenings for Young Athletes. When preliminary testing for serious cardiac problems is provided to young athletes, sudden cardiac arrest and tragic deaths may be avoided. Nearly 90 percent of sudden cardiac deaths in young athletes occur during or after athletic activities, and hidden heart conditions are often the cause. The cardiac screening will help to identify players who may require further testing or intervention.

Concussion Screenings for Young Athletes 5-18 years old: Open to the first 75 athletes
Once again, MJM is excited to bring the FDA-approved ImPACT Pediatric® concussion screening for children ages 5 and older. Until recently, concussion screenings were only available for young athletes ages 10 and above. ImPACT Pediatric is an iPad-based computerized test that is individually and easily administered and engaging for children while effectively measuring neurocognitive function. Concussion screening is available to young athletes ages 5 and older to the first 75 registrants. Having a concussion baseline study (ImPACT) for a young athlete can help identify issues in the future. If an athlete is believed to have suffered a head injury, this screening test may be used to evaluate the severity of the head injury and determine when it is safe to return to play.

The Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes provides education, evaluation, and assessment of sports injury and sports-related cardiac and concussion screenings. Experts recommend these screenings be repeated every two years. An appointment is required in advance. Please use this website to register, and a team member will be in touch via email to confirm appointment availability and time. Your inquiry will be contacted in the order it was received, and you will receive an email within the next few business days. If you are not contacted regarding this request in the next 2-3 business days, please get in touch with Masks are to be worn in all test and treatment areas.
Cost: Free
Jersey City Medical Center Rehabilitation Center, 100 Town Square Place – Suite 208, Jersey City, NJ

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