HealthBarn Foundation

The HealthBarn Foundation’s mission is to gift children and families nutritious food through access and in conjunction with nutrition education for their health and happiness.TREE

The tree symbolizes the intention for our efforts:

May the HealthBarn Foundation be firmly rooted in the spirit of love;
Let all its good deeds be the leaves on its branches;
May the words of kindness form its flowers;
and may peace and health be its fruits.

There are currently three initiatives that are being funded with generous support from the public including Healing Meals, Garden-to-Table Scholarships and School Nutrition.

Healing Meals is a Gift of Love for Ill Children and their Families!HealingMealsLogo_Final02

Healing Meals
is the first of its kind food gifting program currently available in Bergen and Passaic counties in NJ.  Healing Meals provides nutritious meals for children and families undergoing treatment for cancer, serious blood disorders and sickle cell anemia and their families distributed through Tomorrows Children’s Fund (TCF) at Hackensack University Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, Paterson, NJ.

Registered Dietitian and HealthBarn Foundation, Director Stacey Antine, MS, RDN hand selected the kid-tested, family-friendly recipes from APPETITE FOR LIFE.  Community volunteers and culinary student volunteers from the Bergen County Academies’ SkillsUSA Club in Hackensack prepare the recipes at No Fuss Lunch’s commercial kitchen using fresh, natural and organic foods donated by Whole Foods Market locations in Edgewater, Paramus and Ridgewood.  HealthBarn Foundation purchases additional ingredients and packaging.

Interested in getting involved with Healing Meals?  Please email [email protected] If you would like to make a donation, please click here, thank you for your generosity, it makes a difference.

Garden-to-Table Scholarships:  Hands-On Nutrition Education Paves the Way for a Healthier Future.  Garden-to-Table scholarships for summer camp at HealthBarn USA are available to children who require financial assistance and want the opportunity to learn how to live a healthy-lifestyle with the support of their families.  Referrals are made through local health professionals at [email protected]

School Nutrition Education:  Creating a Healthy Learning Environment for Children to Thrive!  Schools are taking the lead in educating their students about making healthy food and lifestyle choices through school-wide assemblies for children pre-k through 8th grade.  Children are receptive to these healthy messages and influencing family food purchases at home!  Teaching nutrition by tasting fresh, natural foods is what makes the difference.

DONATE TODAY:  If you would like to make a donation, please click here!  Thank you for your generosity, it makes a difference.