Children Making Healthy Choices

The Junior League of Morristown (JLM) focuses on issues affecting lives of children and families.  Our mission includes promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving communities.  Children Making Healthy Choices (CMHC) is a committee made up of 11 members of the JLM.  CMHC focuses on educating children and their families and the importance of leading healthy lifestyles. Specifically, we work to encourage and educate children and families on daily exercise and healthy eating habits and how to achieve both even with a busy schedule and on a tight budget.

The Interfaith Food Pantry (IFP) in Morris Plains continues to be our primary partner for CMHC nutrition education programs.  The IFP is a non-denominational, non-profit organization that provides food and groceries to eligible Morris County residents.

Working in partnership with IFP, CMHC has developed a series of cooking workshops designed to educate IFP families about the importance of healthy eating.  Approximately 20-24 participants assist in the preparation of two or 3 healthy, economical, and easy-to-prepare recipes.  The culmination of the event is everyone sitting down together family style to enjoy the meal we have prepared. Participants go home with leftovers, recipes and several ingredients needed to prepare the recipe at home.

CMHC is also partnering with Daytop in Mendham to provide workshops focused on making healthy choices (e.g., exercise, stress relief, healthy eating).  For more information on our programs please contact: CMHC Committee at jlm@jlmnj.org.


Upcoming CMHC workshops 

September 24, 2016    Interfaith Food Pantry Event  
November 3, 2016 Daytop Event
November 5, 2016 Interfaith Food Pantry Event
January 21, 2017 Interfaith Food Pantry Event
February 2, 2017 Daytop Event
March 18, 2017 Interfaith Food Pantry Event


Thank you to our sponsors for their generous donations.

Whole Foods Market Madison New Jersey - Madison, NJ
Stop & Shop, Madison Whole Foods Market, Madison
Wegmans Food Markets
Wegmans, Bridgewater Village Super Market, Springfield