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About Healthy Harlem

If our children are to have long, happy lives, they must first have their health. Through a host of learning opportunities and resources, this program empowers children and Central Harlem residents to adopt 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 the 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 monthly to community


Healthy student meals prepared by HCZ Food Services in 2019

Community Resources and Programs

  • Fitness classes
  • Cooking classes
  • Wellness Wednesday workshop series
  • Harvest: Free and fresh produce distribution
  • Fresh Food Box, in partnership with Uptown Grand Central




Join us in a health revolution!

Teen girls dance on stage at a performance

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