“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


175th Street Greenmarket

October 23, 2014
Every Thursday, 8:00AM - 5:00PM

The stretch of 175th Street between Wadsworth and Broadway is transformed every Thursday morning into a bustling marketplace overflowing with fresh local fruits and vegetables. Neighbors show up in droves to mix and mingle with one another while purchasing produce, Mexican specialty products and bread, pies and scones made with local flour. School groups and other community organizations frequently visit the market which doubles as classroom and social center. 

Weekly cooking demonstrations and nutrition education are led by NYC Department of Health's Stellar Markets program.  In addition, the market offers free recipes in English and Spanish.

The 175th Street Greenmarket is located on 175th Street between Wadsworth and Broadway, and will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Thursday June 26th through November 20th.


* WIC and FMNP checks accepted at individual farmer stands.
* EBT/Food Stamps and Debit/Credit accepted at market info tent.

Caradonna Farms: Orchard fruit and plants from Ulster County, NY.
Bread Alone Artisan breads, mostly certified Organic, and pastries from Ulster County, NY.
Hoeffner Farms: Fruits, vegetables and plants from Orange County, NY. One of Greenmarket`s founding farmers in 1976.
La Baraja Farm: Vegetables and Mexican specialty items from Orange County, NY. A New Farmer Development Project Participant.
Migliorelli Farm: Vegetables and orchard fruit from Dutchess County, NY.
Nature's Way Farms: Honey, bee pollen & candles from Chemung County, NY.
Meredith's Bakery: Baked goods from Ulster County, NY.
Nolasco's Farm: Vegetables and Mexican specialty items from Warren County, NJ.  A New Farmer Development Project Participant.
S & S.O. Produce Farms: Vegetables from Orange County, NY. One of Greenmarket`s founding farmers in 1976.
Seatuck Fisheries: Wild-caught fish and seafood from Suffolk County, NY.
Wager's Cider Mill: Orchard fruit, grapes, juice & cider from Yates County, NY.

For additional information about this market, visit www.grownyc.org/ourmarkets 

Celebrate Food Day With Us!

October 24, 2014

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Come join us on Food Day for a screening of Fed Up, and discussion to follow

Pumpkins on Post!

October 25, 2014

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Bring the whole family! There would be fun activities led by community organizations and volunteers from the neighborhood.  Pumpkin carving and painting as well!
When: Saturday, October 25th, 11:00AM-4:00PM
Where: Academy Street between Post & Sherman Avenue 

FREE/GRATIS Fitness Walking Program at Fort Tryon Park

October 25, 2014
Tuesdays & Thursdays & Saturdays, 7:30am-8:30 am; Martes y Jueves y Sabado de 7:30am - 8:30am.

FREE Fitness Walking Program

Programa GRATIS de caminar

Tuesdays & Thursdays & Saturdays, 7:30 a.m.--8:30 a.m. On Saturday, there is an optional 20 minute walk to the Green Market on Isham St following.

Martes y Jueves y Sabado de 7:30am - 8:30am.

Description: Join us for one hour of walking, stretching, strengthening, and body toning using only the park, our own bodies, and gravity. All levels welcome; we modify to meet your level of ability. These walks are year--round (heavy rain or temperatures below 20 degrees Fahrenheit cancel).

Descripción: Los invitamos a una hora de caminata, estiramiento, fortalecimiento y tonificación del cuerpo utilizando solamente el parque, nuestros propios cuerpos y la gravedad. Todos los niveles bienvenidos, vamos modificar para satisfacer su nivel de habilidad. Estos paseos duran todo el año (lluvias o temperaturas inferiores a 20 grados Fahrenheit cancelar).

Directions: Meet at the entrance to the Heather Garden on Margaret Corbin Circle where Cabrini Boulevard and Fort Washington Avenue converge.

Nos reunimos en la entrada de Heather Garden en Margaret Corbin Circle (Cabrini Boulevard y Fort Washington Avenue)

For more information contact nbruning@aol.com

Free Prenatal Yoga Classes

October 28, 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.


Fort Washington GreenMarket!

October 28, 2014


Back again to the market are GrowNYC's Textile Recycling & Food Scrap Composting programs, they will be available from 8:00am-3:00pm.  Please click on the links to learn more about these programs.

Visit the CHALK/Live your Life Tent for weekly demos and healthy habit information!  Click here for schedule.
Come visit local farmers offering fresh and organic fruits and vegetables grown locally!
·         Artesan Oven Central Bakery Breads and baked goods from Bergen County, NJ.
·         Ballard's Honey Honey & bee pollen from Delaware County, NY.
·         Body and Soul Baked goods and prepared foods from New York County, New York.
·         Central Valley Farm Raw milk cheddar cheese and vegetables from Hunterdon County, NJ.
·         Morgiewicz Produce A variety of vegetables from Orange County, NY.
·         Nolasco's Farm A variety of vegetables, plants, and Mexican specialty items from Warren County, NJ.
·         Prospect Hill Orchard Fruit and farm-baked goods from Ulster County, NY.
·         Red Jacket Orchard Juices, jams, apples, plums, cherries, apricots, peaches and berries from Ontario County, NY.

Free and Low-Cost Fitness Classes for Pregnant Women

October 28, 2014
Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays

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Click on flier for more information.

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CHALK's Healthy Snack Policy

September 25, 2014

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The CHALK Snack Policy is a guide for students and parents to make the best choices possible when selecting snacks. Snack choices are pided into three categories:  best "everyday" foods, good "everyday" foods and "not permitted in school" foods. The groupings are based on the nutritional value of the item.  With the help of our school community we chose to list the food items that should be consumed once a week or less as "not permitted in schools.".  Having the policy handy or in a place where it can be seen, like your refrigerator door, helps you make quick and nutritious decisions for yourself and your family. 

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Shape Up NYC is a free citywide fitness program run by NYC Parks, in partnership with NYC Service, Equinox, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, that targets neighborhoods with high rates of obesity and obesity related disease.
Shape Up NYC offers Zumba, Yoga, aerobics, kickboxing, cardio sculpt, and more --
and we can tailor the class format and schedule to meet the needs at the host site.
Requirements: Classes must be free and open to the public A multi-purpose room that can hold a minimum of 20-25 people An iPod dock or CD player
If you are interested in hosting a class, please call 212-360-3300 or email shapeupvolunteer@parks.nyc.gov

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Young adults ages 15 to 20
Lead a Media-Smart Youth program in your community to teach youth about media, nutrition, and physical activity.
Applications are due October 24, 2014.
For more information and to apply visit www.nichd.nih.gov/msy/teenleaders
Bachata music star Henry Santos is now a Vive tu Vida/Live your Life campaign participant!
He has demonstarted an interest in promoting physical activity and healthy eating in Washington Heights/Inwood, especially to the youth.  We are looking forward to future collaborative projects and will keep everyone posted.
Pictured below is Henry Santos and his management team along with Andrea Hausel, CHALK Program Manager, Andres Nieto, Director of NYP/Ambulatory Care Network Community Outreach, Miriam Torres, Manager, Dodi Meyer, CHALK Medical Director and Julio Batista, Director of Community Affairs

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Please check out these articles featuring Henry Santos where he mentions his collaboration with New York Presbyterian Hospital and the CHALK program.




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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!