“When families are in this time of stress, it’s s not a time to educate people about what they should be eating, it’s a time to make sure they’re getting what they need,” Antine told Good News Network. “That prompted me thinking, ‘How can I make that happen?’” Antine went to a nonprofit and proposed the idea that
“Stacey Antine, MS, RDN, founder of HealthBarn USA and director of HealthBarn Foundation, launched this one-of-kind food gifting program in 2014, in collaboration with community partners to assure that all children have access to healthy meals when their nutritional needs are heightened. “We are thrilled to welcome the St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital community into this
“When kids don’t get a satisfying snack, they tend to overeat,” says Stacey Antine, who opened Healthbarn USA in Wyckoff to offer educational programs for children. “We need to move away from thinking that snacks are a processed, packaged food,” adds Antine, suggesting portable items such as whole wheat tortilla with nut butter and jam,
“Healing Meals, a program that provides nutritious meals for children undergoing treatment for cancer, serious blood disorders and sickle cell anemia, has launched at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Paterson — the first such food gifting program in Passaic County. Healing Meals, part of the HealthBarn Foundation in Bergen County, began in 2014 at Hackensack
“Potato pancakes, cheesy lasagna, and an Asian noodle stir fry may be just what the doctor ordered for children suffering serious illnesses and their families. These are just a few of the “Healing Meals” designed to boost the immune system and promote muscle repair, according to Stacey Antine, a registered dietician, HealthBarn USA owner and
“Healing Meals is a recently-launched program that brings comfort to families by providing free organic meals to those whose children are undergoing treatment for cancers and blood disorders at HackensackUMC…” to read the full article in the Hackensack Chronicle, click here.
“Stacey Antine is the Director of the Healthbarn Foundation’s Healing Meals Program, which provides meals for child cancer and serious blood disorder patients and their families. It kicked off at Hackensack University Medical Center and it’s an ongoing program.” To read the full article, click here.
“I started giving out the meals last week — I didn’t want to wait until the official launch — and the response has been amazing,” said Lynn Hoffman, executive director of the Tomorrows Children’s Fund. “Parents are exhausted after being here all day with a sick child and this gives them nutritious meals they can
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Barbara Teszler, 310-395-0757 [email protected] NEW PROGRAM HEALING MEALS ASSURES NUTRITIOUS MEALS FOR ILL CHILDREN HealthBarn Foundation Partners with Community Organizations, Students and Food Producers to Fill Need for Good Nutrition with a Gift of Love HACKENSACK, NJ (March 4, 2014) – HealthBarn Foundation 501c3 is launching the first