RWJBarnabas Health Events For the Whole Family in July

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Summer is in full swing, and if every day is starting to feel the same for your kids (and you), why not try something new? RWJBarnabas Health is offering a bunch of classes and events that shake up the usual routine for the whole family, and the best part is you can choose to do them virtually at home or in person. Whether it’s kids learning to cook yummy snacks, older kids learning safety tips, or you whipping up healthy mocktails, there’s a class or event that will give your family something to look forward to. Read on for what you can sign up for this July. (feature photo credit: Istock/JLco – Julia Amaral)

Classes For Kids

Healthy Kids in Hannah’s Kitchen
July 12 at 4:30 PM

Hands-on cooking for ages 8-12; parent/guardian must register. Your child will learn to cook with nutritious ingredients, read a recipe, kitchen safety tips, measurement techniques, and knife skills.
Cost: Free
Virtual or Rev. Dr. Ronald B. Christian Community Health and Wellness Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, 208 Lyons Ave., Newark, NJ 07112
Sponsoring Facility: Children’s Hospital of New Jersey, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group
Emily Ho, RDN, emily.ho@rwjbh.org or (973) 926-7371

My First Cooking Class in Hannah’s Kitchen
July 16 at 9:30 AM
Hands-on cooking for ages 4-7 with a parent/guardian/loved one present. In this fun and interactive class, even the pickiest eaters will learn to love their veggies.
Cost: Free
Virtual or Rev. Dr. Ronald B. Christian Community Health and Wellness Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, 208 Lyons Ave., Newark, NJ 07112
Sponsoring Facility: Children’s Hospital of New Jersey and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Emily Ho, RDN at emily.ho@rwjbh.org or (973) 926-7371

Taste Testers in Hannah’s Kitchen
July 16 at 11 AM
A mommy and me style virtual cooking class for ages 2-4 that they can do with a parent, grandparent, or loved one.
Cost: Free
Virtual or Rev. Dr. Ronald B. Christian Community Health and Wellness Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, 208 Lyons Ave., Newark, NJ 07112
Emily Ho, RDN, emily.ho@rwjbh.org or (973) 926-7371
Sponsoring Facility: Children’s Hospital of New Jersey, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group

Kids Snack Time
July 19 at 10:30 AM

Grab your apron and join Ms. Jenn to learn how to make a healthy summer snack at the LiveWell Center. Young chefs ages 2 and up are welcome to attend with an adult. Registration is required.
Cost: Free
LiveWell Center, 200 Wyckoff Road Suite 1200, Eatontown, NJ 07724
Jennifer Klein, MS, RD
Sponsoring Facility: Monmouth Medical Center Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus

Teen Takeover: Smoothie Bowl Cooking Demo
July 19 at 4:30 PM
Ever wondered how your favorite smoothie bowl shop whips up that delicious masterpiece? Tonight, you’ll learn how to make a smoothie bowl, complete with your favorite toppings, perfect for eating after a long beach day.
Cost: Free
LiveWell Center, 200 Wyckoff Road Suite 1200, Eatontown, NJ 07724

Safe @ Home (HYBRID)
July 20 at 5 PM

Safe@Home by Safe Sitter is designed for students in grades 4-6 to prepare them to be safe when they are home alone. This program teaches students how to practice safe habits, prevent unsafe situations, and what to do when faced with dangers such as power failures or weather emergencies. Attendees will first prepare and sample a healthy snack with our registered dietician and then start class. Virtual option available.
Cost: Free
LiveWell Center, 200 Wyckoff Road Suite 1200, Eatontown, NJ 07724
Jennifer Klein, MS, RD, and Kelly Delcon
Sponsoring Facility: Monmouth Medical Center Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus

Safe Sitter
July 21 at 4:30 PM

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. Dinner will be provided to attendees.
Cost: Free
LiveWell Center, 200 Wyckoff Road Suite 1200, Eatontown, NJ 07724
Jennifer Klein, MS, RD, and Kelly Delcon
Sponsoring Facility: Monmouth Medical Center Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus

Toddler Time: Taste Testing
July 25 at 10:30 AM

Join Ms. Jenn at the LiveWell Center to try some new and exciting foods. Little ones ages 1-3 are welcome to join with their adult. Registration is required.
Cost: Free
LiveWell Center, 200 Wyckoff Road Suite 1200, Eatontown, NJ 07724
Jennifer Klein, MS, RD
Sponsoring Facility: Monmouth Medical Center Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus

Other Programs

One-On-One Health Coaching
Make an appointment
Phone or web appointments are available with a registered nurse to discuss your current risk for high blood pressure, stroke, and diabetes and address any health concerns you may have. Call (732) 597-6075 to make an appointment.
Cost: Free
LiveWell Center, 200 Wyckoff Road Suite 1200, Eatontown, NJ 07724

30 Minute Meals (HYBRID)
July 13 at 6:30 PM
Visit the LiveWell Center in person or virtually to learn how to prepare a quick and healthy meal in 30 minutes or less. A registered dietician will demonstrate how to whip up a satisfying yet simple meal. Registration is required. Cost: Free
LiveWell Center, 200 Wyckoff Road Suite 1200, Eatontown, NJ 07724

RWJUH Somerset’s “Let’s Be Healthy Together” Wellness Day
July 15 at 1:30 PM
The event will include a visit by the RWJBarnabas Health Wellness of Wheels bus, which features a greenhouse and cooking school and offers free demonstrations and nutrition education. Learn the importance of a healthy diet and its link to health, as well as how to make healthier food choices, prepare healthy food and grow to produce hydroponically. Visit an EMS vehicle and learn what to do in an emergency. Tours of RWJUH Somerset’s space at Iron Peak will be available.
Cost: Free
Iron Peak Sports & Events, Hillsborough
Sponsoring Facility: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset

Healthy Cooking on a Budget
July 20 at 6:30 PM
Prices may be rising, but you can still eat well. Join a registered dietician at the LiveWell Center’s demonstration kitchen or virtually to learn how to prepare a nutrient-dense meal on a budget. We will also discuss some tips to keep your grocery bill low and your cart full of healthy items. Registration is required.
Cost: Free
LiveWell Center, 200 Wyckoff Road Suite 1200, Eatontown, NJ 07724

A Better Health Member Exclusive Event: Healthy Happy Hour: Summer Mocktails and No-cook Bites
July 21 at 2 PM
Prepare summer mocktails and simple, healthy appetizers with a registered dietician. Registration is required.
Cost: Free
LiveWell Center, 200 Wyckoff Road Suite 1200, Eatontown, NJ 07724
For more information or to register, call (732) 597-6075 or email Kelly.Deleon@rwjbh.org


 
 
     

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