“Vive tu Vida. Energia.Balance. Acción/Live your Life. Energy. Balance. Action.” is a message created by the Vive tu Vida/Live your Life Task Force to help educate, motivate and mobilize community members in Northern Manhattan towards living healthier lives, and to identify resources supportive of healthy living.


Disclaimer: This list is for information only and does not imply endorsement by CHALK, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital or its affiliates. Please verify times/schedules ahead of time


Centro Altagracia le invita al nuevo Club de Caminata/ Walking Club

April 5, 2014
Sabados, 9:00 am Cada semana! Every Saturday at 9am

Click for flyer:

Walking club flyer.pdf

¿Está en el camino hacia la salud?
¡No tiene que caminar solo!

Centro Altagracia le invita al nuevo
Club de Caminata
¡Júntase con nostros para cuidar su cuerpo
y renovar su espíritu!
Nos disfrutamos de una caminata,
enriquicido con las reflecciones de algunos
líderes invitados.
Sábados, 9:00 am
¡Cada semana!
Punto de Reunión:
Calle 181 y Broadway
Favor de confirmar su asistencia
llamando al Centro Altagracia: (212)568-2115

On the journey to better health?
You don’t have to go it alone!
Centro Altagracia invites you to our new
Walking Club
Join us to care for your body
and renew your spirit!
We’ll enjoy a walk enriched by
reflections from our special guests.
Saturdays, 9:00 am
Every week!
Meeting Point:
181st Street and Broadway
Please RSVP to
Centro Altagracia: (212)568-2115

The Easy and Healthy Walking Group!

April 5, 2014
Saturdays at 7:30 am

The Easy and Healthy Walking Group is inviting YOU to walk with them.  Meet at W 190 and Ft. Washington Ave.  


Free Fitness Programs at Fort Tryon Park

April 5, 2014
various days and times

"Try something new! All our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels.  Wear comfy clothing and bring water.  Rain and weather/air advisory cancels."

For information: info@FortTryonParkTrust.org  or 212.795.1388 ext. 306

 Yoga, Walking, Qigong, Tai Chi....

Capoeira Classes for Toddlers

April 5, 2014
10:45am - 11:15am

ABADA-Capoeira is proud to bring back it's capoeira for toddlers class (ages 2-4)!

Saturdays, 10:45am-11:15am
260 W. 231st Street (Kingsbridge Avenue) at the Church of the Mediator.
Free trail classes on January 4th and 11th!
Reserve your spot by email, info@acbx.org

Greenmarket at Isham Street (Inwood)

April 5, 2014

Shop for fresh seasonal fruits, vegetables and so much more at the local farmers' market on Isham Street, 8am-3pm. Live your Life! EBT accepted.

Free Capoeira Classes for Teens & Kids

April 5, 2014
2:30 PM-3:30 PM

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Registration begins February 1st, 2014 for a 10-week session of Capoeira.

PAL Harlem Center, 441 Manhattan Ave. (Corner of 119th Street), New York, NY

For more information contact Carmen at Carmen@acnyc.org, also click on the flier.

DanceXercise @ J's Big Gym

April 5, 2014

Join us every Saturday from October -May @ 2PM for a fun-filled, high energy, and balanced action program brought to you by Asociacion de Mujeres Progresistas for the whole family to enjoy.

J's Big Gym is located at 625 W. 181st St. 3rd Floor (Between Wadsworth and St. Nicholas Avenues)




Vive tu Vida/Live your Life would like to invite you to it's monthly Healthy Habit Workshop.

During this workshop we will focus on April's Healthy Habit: Switch to low-fat (1% or less) cheese, milk & yogurt

In conjunction with Fit N Fabulous Inc. and Associated Supermarket come and learn:

  • Nutritional value that can be found in diary products

  • Dairy alternatives for those who may be lactose intolerant

  • How to identify low-fat milk at the supermarket or bodega

Visit our table for low-fat dairy tasting of products that can be purchased at Associated Supermarket. 

When: Saturday, April 5th, 2014 @ 11:00 AM

Where: Associated Supermarket, 5069 Broadway (on 216th Street)

Click on the flier for more information

Free Prenatal Yoga Classes

April 8, 2014
Every Tuesday 3:30pm-4:30pm

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Join the Northern Manhattan Perinatal Partnership Inc. every Tuesday for their prenatal yoga classes.  

Click on the flier for more information.


Free and Low-Cost Fitness Classes for Pregnant Women

April 8, 2014
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays

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Click on flyer for more information.

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CHALK and Vive tu Vida/Live your Life would like to announce & congratulate the 2014 CHALK Minigrant recipients!

Apply now to showcase how your elementary school promotes a healthy school environment to prevent childhood obesity and improve academic achievement. 

Schools can receive prizes ranging from plagues, banners, media coverage and gift cards depending on award level.  Email: ESWA@health.nyc.gov if you have any questions about the award.



The Colloquium is offered by the University of Tennessee's Public Health Nutrition Program on Friday, March 28, 2014 from 12:30 pm-5:00 pm EDST at the Howard Baker Center on the UT campus. If attending on-site, check-in at 12:30 pm EDST. If participating online, log-on by 12:45 pm EDST. The conference begins promptly at 12:50 pm EDST.

Although there is NO COST for the colloquium, space at the Howard Baker Center in Knoxville is limited, so please register early. After you register a confirmation email will be sent to you, so please add utphn@utk.edu to your address book. If you will be viewing the webcast in a group setting, EACH participant should complete a separate registration form.

Click the following link for a Registration Open Flyer:



 Click the following link to register for ONLINE WEBCAST participation:


 Click the following link to register for ON-SITE PARTICIPATION at the Howard Baker Center:


 Approval for continuing education credits will be submitted for Registered Dietitians, Certified Health Education Specialists, and Registered Nurses.

 For more information about the colloquium, please go to:


If you would like any additional information, please contact us at utphn@utk.edu. Thank you, and we look forward to your participation in this colloquium! 

 The University of Tennessee Promoting Healthy Weight 2.0 Colloquium Series


Study Suggests That Changes to WIC in 2009 Had a Positive Impact on Weight and Healthy Diet

To read the article in it's entirety please click here.

A  September 2012 report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


Declining childhood obesity rates—where are we seeing the most progress?

CHALK Publications

November 28, 2012

CHALK has a list of publications that you are welcome to use for educational outreach and an understanding of who we are, in Spanish and English. When using them, please retain the original format and crediting. If you'd like to adapt any of the content (and not use the entire piece) do contact us first at chalk@nyp.org. We always love to hear how people are using the materials, so do drop us a note if you find them useful!


Partnership with CHALK

Our "Buy a Bundle, Give a Bundle" initiative is still going strong, and we're excited to announce our partnership with CHALK (Choosing Healthy & Active Lifestyles for Kids). We're proud to support CHALK's mission of reducing the rates of childhood obesity in the Washington Heights & Inwood areas of New York City. CHALK aims to reach children in all aspects of their lives -- in the community, in schools and when they visit their pediatrician in their outpatient clinics. For every WOYP? DVD, book and stuffed toy onion bundle we sell through our store, a bundle will be donated to CHALK and will help children and families that likely wouldn't have access our educational and health promoting materials. What are you waiting for? Buy a bundle so we can give a bundle to CHALK today!

Translating Research to Policy: Stakeholder Briefing Series

October 2, 2012
Tuesday, 9:00AM-11:30AM

Community Briefing Invitation.pdf

Click on PDF link above for more information.

Registration & Breakfast: 8:30 to 9:00am

Lerner Hall, Room 555

Columbia University

2920 Broadway

New York, NY 10027


CHALK Releases 5 Year Report

September 24, 2012

CHALK has released its 5 year report to showcase the impact the campaign has had on our community in the efforts to combat childhood obesity over the last 5 years.  Click on the picture to view the report.


Food Day Webinar

September 11, 2012

Dear friends, 

As Food Day draws even closer, we want to make sure that New York State event organizers have the tools and resources they need to not only create great events, but also promote their activities and generate great press coverage. That's why we hope you'll join us for this Wednesday's Food Day planning webinar on September 12, 11 am - 12 pm

The link to register is: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/116149207 

You’ll hear from Food Day NYS Coordinator Nancy Huehnergarth, our national campaign team, and other organizers. We have a lot of exciting events in the works! 

Food Day Team