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The Right Recipe

Paul Nojaim, Maarten Jacobs, Roberto Martinez and Rebecca Bostwick representing the Near Westside Coalition.

From the Summer 2015 Maxwell Perspective Magazine

The Lerner Center is partnering with other local institutions to bring better health options to Syracuse’s Near Westside.

For residents of Syracuse’s Near Westside — one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods — access to and affordability of healthy foods has long been a challenge.

The Maxwell School’s Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion is trying to change that, aided by a recent $250,000 grant from the New York State Health Foundation. The grant supports a program that teams a local grocery store and primary care center to increase residents’ knowledge of, access to, and purchase of healthier foods.

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Healthy Monday Walktober 2015 A Success!

 Syracuse University alumni post after walking the SU campus Monday Mile route Monday, November 9th was the conclusion of another successful Walktober and the Healthy Monday team celebrated with an awards ceremony and luncheon.  Walktober 2015 was sponsored in partnership with Healthy Monday Syracuse, the Syracuse University Wellness Initiative and SU Department of Recreation Services.

We are thrilled to see how Walktober has grown; there were nearly 650 active participants who committed to logging their physical activity for the entire month of October.  Participants from Syracuse University, SUNY Upstate, SUNY ESF and the VA Hospital walked their way to better health, covering 63,953 miles in 31 days.  That is the same distance as circling the globe 2.5 times!

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Sid Lerner 2013 Arents Award Recipient

Syracuse University sealSyracuse University alum, Sid Lerner ’53 was recognized on October 4th, 2013 for his work in wellness, advertising and philanthropy.  Receiving the George Arents award, Syracuse University’s highest alumni honor, Sid returned to his alma mater to be recognized for career excellence, which began during his time as a student in the Newhouse school.  Continue Reading