Somerville, NJ ( November 2, 2016) Fulton Bank of New Jersey has teamed with Zufall Health, a community health center operating in north and central New Jersey, to help combat childhood obesity. The Mount Laurel-based financial institution is this year underwriting Andale, an innovative program created by Zufall that empowers children and parents to make healthy lifestyle choices.
“Childhood obesity is a serious health issue and Fulton Bank welcomes the opportunity to provide support for this great, life-changing program that reaches at-risk children and their families,” said Betsy Roberts, Fulton Bank vice president.
Andale, which is Spanish for “Let’s Get Moving”, combines exercise classes with easy-to-understand health and lifestyle education. It was specifically designed to reach Latino children between the ages of 7 and 12 who fall at or above the 95th percentile of body mass index (BMI) for their age and height.
“Over a three-month period, we work with children to reduce their BMI and give them and their families the tools to help them make better, healthier choices in diet and lifestyle that can serve them now and into the future,” said Eva Turbiner, Zufall president and chief executive officer. “We are most grateful for Fulton Bank’s interest and support.”