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In this edition of the Bronx Health REACH eblast: The Bronx Salad available at Nine Bronx eateries, Bronx Delta School breaks ground for new playground, Students design Wellness stickers, and Community commitment: Lessons from 3 Bronx bodega owners.

 
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The Bronx Salad Available

at Nine Bronx Eateries 


You now have nine places to get a taste of The Bronx Salad. Rolled out during Restaurant Week, restaurant owners report that customer response has been very positive. Miriam, owner of Delmy at 456 East 149th Street found The Bronx Salad to be a hit with school teachers. "Teachers from three nearby schools liked it, and I have sold 14 Bronx Salads over the past week." Jose, a worker at the Fine Fare deli counter across the street from Delmy makes The Bronx Salad as part of the buffet offered every day. "Customers can see all the ingredients in it, and I have been going through two trays a day of The Bronx Salad. Myself, I am picky when it comes to trying new things, but I tried (The Bronx Salad) and love it."

Mira, along with husband Al, owners of Viktoria Restaurant, is a big fan of The Bronx Salad. "The Bronx Salad is awesome. It has everything, and is very simple to make. When the servers bring out The Bronx Salad, other customers ask, 'What is that?' as it is visually appealing." Viktoria has made The Bronx Salad an entree as well, so customers can add chicken or shrimp to the salad. "It becomes a meal that fills up our health conscious customers," added Mira.

You can find The Bronx Salad at the following Bronx locations:

Camaguey, 514 East 138th Street 
Delicioso, 423 East 149th Street 
Delmys, 456 East 149th Street 
Don Pancho's Steak House,  43 Bruckner Avenue 
El Nuevo Delicioso, 410 East 148th Street
Fine Fare Supermarket, 459 East 149th Street
Mexicosina, 503 Jackson Avenue
Mott Haven Bar and Grill, 1 Bruckner Avenue
Viktoria Italian Restaurant, 3114 Third Avenue  
  

 


Construction Begins for

Bronx Delta School Playground


Friday, January 20th marked the start of construction for the Bronx Delta School playground. Located in the Throgg’s Neck Community of the Bronx, the Bronx Delta School playground consisted of a bare and empty blacktop, without any play structures. "It's going to look beautiful," said Jayden, one of the second grade students involved in the project. Added classmate Eben, "There is going to be a basketball court, a tennis court, a track and a stage along with a flower garden." Jazlyn, another student shared, "When we have gym classes and have to jog, there isn't a track to run on, but when the new playground is done, we will have a real running track." Principal Maria Rogalle is going to get the New York Road Runners to start a running club for the students. "This renovation will be a huge benefit to hundreds of children since there are two middle schools in the building and we have a large after school population."

In February 2016 an Active Design Visioning Session, led by The Trust for Public Land was held with parents, students, and teachers to design the playground. Over the summer of 2016, with an Active Design Grant from Bronx Health REACH, Bronx Delta School organized a community gardening day where volunteers painted ground markings on the playground. Resolution A funding provided by City Council Member James Vacca and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. will support the construction of the playground which, when completed, will have a running track, basketball courts, kickball space, a practice tennis court, a garden and a jungle gym.

STUDENTS DESIGN WELLNESS STICKERS 

Cara Plott, a FoodCorps member, writes about students creating Wellness stickers for healthy choices in school.

LESSONS FROM 3 BRONX BODEGA OWNERS   

Three of our Healthy Model Bodega owners share their humble beginnings during a rough time for the Bronx. 

Bronx Health REACH Upcoming Meetings

HEALTH DISPARITIES WORKGROUP MEETING

Feb 17th  11:00 AM
This meeting will be a conference call. 
Call into (212) 701-7747 PIN # 4341291
 
 

FAITH BASED
OUTREACH MEETING

Feb 28th   4:00 to 6:00 PM
Walker Memorial Baptist Church
120 East 169th St, Bronx, NY 10452
 

BRONX HEALTH REACH COALITION MEETING

March 3rd  9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Andrew Freeman House
1125 Grand Concourse, Bronx, 10452
 
 

NUTRITION & FITNESS WORKGROUP MEETING

April 24th  3:30 to 5:30 PM
Morrisania WIC, Room 214
1225 Gerard Ave, Bronx, NY 10452 

Bronx Health REACH Partner Events

TRANSPORTATION
ALT MONTHLY
MEETING

Feb 22nd 6:30 to 8 PM
Bronx Museum
1040 Grand Concourse Bx NY 10456 
     
  

WORD OF LIFE
INTL SENIOR
WELLNESS PROGRAM

Every Thursday 11 AM
Word of Life International
830 Union Ave, Bronx, NY 10455

 

Other Announcements

FREE BLOOD
PRESSURE SCREENINGS  

Feb 17th & 24th 10 AM to 1 PM  
As part of Heart Healthy Month, the NYC Health Center for Health Equity will have free blood pressure screenings on Friday Feb. 17 & 24. Bronx Neighborhood Health Action Center, 1826 Arthur Avenue Bronx, NY 10452. 
 

NYCHA FOOD
INITIATIVES FORUM

Feb 23 4 to 5:30 PM 
CUNY Grad School of Public Health and Healthy Policy will host an urban food policy forum looking at proposed food initiatives that are focused on engaging residents at NYCHA developments across the city.
 

BRONX SPEAK UP - FUTURE OF BRONX PARKS  

Sat Feb 25th 11 AM to 5P  
Spend a day with park and open space advocates as they develop a borough-wide strategy and advocacy plan. Lehman College Faculty Dining Room (Music Building), 250 Bedford Park Blvd. Bronx NY. 
 

POLICY WISDOM
WISE INCUBATOR

Open to Public Health students 
The WiSE Incubator program invites Public Health undergrad and grad students to submit ideas for improving health equity and sustainability in their community. Selected ideas will be showcased at the Wise Innovative Health Policy Virtual Conference.   

SAUTI YETU
COMMUNITY WELLNESS  

Bronx Community Organization  
Sauti Yetu provides outreach and assistance for local health and social services agencies to ensure that their services are culturally appropriate for African immigrant women. 

BIKE NY BIKE
SAFETY ASSEMBLY

Open to Schools Grades K to 12 
Bike New York offers a fun, engaging interactive presentation on learning to safely ride a bicycle. FREE for NYC schools and organizations. 
  

Job Opportunities

REACH INTERN
DIST 9 SCHOOLS

February to May 2017
We are seeking an intern to help develop a manuscript from the findings of the Bronx District 9 Physical Education and Activity Assessment. This manuscript will be submitted to public health and education journals.

REACH RESEARCH
INTERN

March to June 2017
We are seeking an intern to help with surveys of customers and restaurant owners that are participating in our Healthy Restaurant program. Great opportunity for students pursuing under grad/graduate level studies.  

REACH COMMUNITY
HEALTH WORKER

Full Time Position
The Community Outreach Worker will conduct surveys and lead tours of supermarkets and farmers markets with patients participating in the Vegetable and Fruit Prescription program. 

BRONXWORKS HEALTH EDUCATOR SUPERVISOR

Full Time Position
Supervise a team of four Health Educators in the BronxWorks Comprehensive Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention program (CAPP).
 

Grants

CITY COUNCIL DISCRETIONARY FUNDING

Applications due February 21st
Not-for-profit community-based organizations are eligible to apply for discretionary funding from their Council Member for the 2018 NYC fiscal year. Submit your Discretionary Funding Expense application by February 21st.
 

RESEARCH ETHICS INSTITUTE FELLOW

Applications due February 25th
The NIDA-funded Fordham University HIV & Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Inst offers students the opportunity to attend two summer trainings with funded travel and lodging in NYC from July 13th to July 21st.  

NYC DEPT OF HEALTH GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

Applications due February 27th
Organizations will receive financial and technical support to implement one of three programs at a NYCDOHMH approved farmers market. Eligible markets must serve low-income populations, and provide no other existing nutrition education programs.
 

HEALTHY NEIGHBORHOODS CHALLENGE

Applications due March 15th
Have an idea for a project that makes your Bronx neighborhood a healthier place to live, work and play? The Healthy Neighborhood Challenge offers match funding plus one-on-one fundraising coaching from ioby to help fund your idea.
 
Bronx Health REACH 
2006 Madison Avenue, NY NY 10035
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