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About Healthy Harlem

If our children are to have long, happy lives, they must first have their health. Healthy Harlem fosters a culture of health by empowering our children, families, and community members to take better care of themselves, make thoughtful choices, and establish lifelong healthy habits.

To accomplish this, Healthy Harlem is designed to positively affect the health outcomes for Harlem Children’s Zone youth and families by changing the culture of our community in three key ways:

  • Increasing healthy eating, nutrition knowledge, and physical activity in youth to prevent childhood obesity or halt weight gain
  • Providing targeted interventions for youth who are overweight or obese
  • Creating a culture of health and wellness across Central Harlem


Youth participating in Healthy Harlem fitness and nutrition


Pounds of fresh produce distributed annually to community


Healthy student meals prepared by HCZ Food Services in 2019

Resources and Programs

  • Harvest – free, fresh, organic produce for community members (seasonal)
  • Family Fit nutrition classes and workshops
  • Fitness and cooking classes
  • Health Bucks distribution and trips to local farmers markets 
  • Wellness Wednesday workshop series
  • Fresh Food Box distribution in partnership with Uptown Grand Central



Teen girls dance on stage at a performance

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