“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


The Easy and Healthy Walking Group!

July 26, 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

July 26, 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

July 26, 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)

July 26, 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

July 26, 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.

Parents and Me Yoga

July 26, 2014
Saturdays @ 9AM

Come for free yoga with Robin Rosiello, certified children's instructor. All ages are welcome!

Every Saturday thru August 7th @ 9:00AM

Fort Tryon Park: Enter the park at Fort Washington Avenue and continue north along the promenade, veer right at Linden Terrace, then left walk around, under the arch and down the path to Abby's Lawn.

FREE/GRATIS Fitness Walking Program at Fort Tryon Park

July 26, 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

July 29, 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!

July 29, 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

July 29, 2014
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays

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Click on flyer for more information.

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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!


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.