“Through the FEMA grant we have increased the Department’s level of physical fitness, and now we are focusing on nutrition through a special heart healthy cooking program designed by Stacey and the team at HealthBarn USA," stated Chef James Van Goor, Ridgewood Fire Department. To read the full article, please click here!
“When you’re a parent, you don’t want to be the food police.” Antine said. “It’s stressful. That little person can tell you they don’t want to eat this and they don’t want to eat that. And then you find yourself in goldfish and chicken-nugget land … because you just can’t bear to hear, ‘No, no, [...]
The Bergen Record's Better Living Section: Giving Back: Maywood's Alice Wright Helps Lead a Free Food Program for Families with Sick Children... "Alice Wright won’t meet the Cortez family or any other recipients. She doesn’t hand them the meals. They won’t know the name of the Maywood resident, who likely had a hand in preparing [...]
"This Basil Pesto dip replaces pine nuts, which are high in saturated fat, with sunflower seeds that are high in polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats (you know, the good fats), says Stacey Antine, R.D. author of Appetite for Life." To get the complete list and the Basil Pesto recipe, click here!
"A group of campers at Ridgewood's HealthBarn USA at the Irene Habernickel family Park found 30 snapping turtle eggs buried under a pile of dirt while shoveling in the vegetable garden. It was only a matter of minutes before a fully-developed snapping turtle hatched right before their eyes — it's birthing sac still attached. They [...]
If you're near the HealthBarn in Ridgewood, look up. You won't miss the tallest sunflower the HealthBarn has ever had growing in its garden at the Irene Habernickel Family Park. Officials broke out the latter to measure it on Thursday but, before they tell you how tall it is, they want YOU to guess. Cast [...]
"After 11 years of trying to grow a watermelon at Abma's Farm in Wyckoff, HealthBarn's gardeners finally had some luck at the new Ridgewood location. 'Our guess was that given the history of the property being a horse farm, the soil rich in horse manure should be good for growing an edible garden,' founder Stacey [...]
"Gingersnap cookies with flaxseed. Sweet potato pancakes. Creamy broccoli soup — without the cream. Asparagus guacamole. Black bean brownie Those are some of the healthy recipes Stacey Antine, a registered dietitian and founder of Health Barn USA, likely will bring to South Jersey families as part of the Camden County Library System's new mobile food literacy center, [...]
"The team will be growing, harvesting and cooking organic produce and educating children and families why and what foods are best for good health at the Gate House and in the new organic teaching garden within the Green Acres-funded 10-acre horse farm at the Irene Habernickel Family Park (1057 Hillcrest Road)." To read the full article, click here!
Yahoo Finance! New Public/Private Partnership Offers Healthy-Lifestyle Education for Children and Families
"Ridgewood Parks and Recreations Department serves hundreds of children through a variety of sports, cultural, and environmental programming. "We recognized the need for this expansive healthy-lifestyle educational offering within our portfolio and felt that Stacey Antine and HealthBarn USA will deliver the professional programming we are known for," said Tim Cronin, Director of Parks and [...]