Game Plan for Kid’s Health-Hackensack University Health Network

Game Plan for Kid’s Health-Hackensack University Health Network

HackensackUMC and the New York Red Bulls want to help keep kids healthy and we’ve taken up the challenge by developing a “GAMEPLAN for Kids’Health.”

At the “Hometown Hospital” of the New York Red Bulls, HackensackUMC is proud to care for the team’s players, coaches and staff. Together, we’re for the team’s players, coaches and staff. Together, we’re sharing our “GAMEPLAN” for Kid’s Health,” ten simple steps to help your family incorporate healthy eating, exercise and disease prevention into their everyday lives.

The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at HackensackUMC is ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s 2012-2013 Best Children’s Hospitals, rated in the Top 25 for Neurology and Neurosurgery.

To find out how one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals can help you and your loved ones, visit

To learn more about our GAMEPLAN for Kid’s Health, visit


  1. Be the Center of your Child’s Nutrition: Strike against the trans fats, kick the calories, tackle the food allergies, if needed, call in the coaches to help your defense. Score a goal for better nutrition.
  2. Watch your hands: Makes sure your child understands the importance of clean hands, especially after using the bathroom before eating and after handling the classroom pet.
  3. Avoid the Rays: By keeping covered in the shade protective clothing and sunscreen will help prevent skin cancer and keep you looking young.
  4. Play as a Team: Eat dinner as a family.
  5. The Best Offense is a Good Defense: Make sure your child is up-to-date with his or her immunizations as school starts.
  6. Hit the Showers: Make sure your child uses clean equipment, showers after sports and doesn’t share items like towels or water bottles.
  7. Heads Up: Wear helmets with bicycle, scooters and skateboards.
  8. Stay Hydrated: Drink water, not sugary drinks, which can make you lose more water than you again.
  9. Prepare for the Big Leagues: Screen and maintain cholesterol levels before you are an adult.
  10. Get in the Game: Limit TV, cellphone and computer time.

Disclaimer: This information was taken from the HackensackUMC pamphlet for Game Plan for Kids’ Health and I give them full credit for the information. Please call the above numbers for more information on the program.


About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" ( 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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1 Response to Game Plan for Kid’s Health-Hackensack University Health Network

  1. jwatrel says:

    Please call HackensackUMC for more information on the program.

    Liked by 1 person

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