Hospital partners with Garden State Plaza for yearlong 'health makeover'

The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood and Garden State Plaza in Paramus will kick off the partnership with a healthy recipe competition.

RIDGEWOOD, N.J.—The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood and Garden State Plaza in Paramus are joining forces for a new initiative that organizers say they hope will promote healthy living throughout Bergen County, the two announced in a release Tuesday morning.

The yearlong partnership starts Tuesday with the kick-off of a healthy recipe competition, the “Recipe Makeover & A New Look for the Cook.”

The contest, run in conjunction with the Sur La Table location in the mall, asks locals to submit their favorite recipes online for the chance to win a “nutritional makeover.”

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