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First Lady Tonette Walker, Sesame Street's Grover and UnitedHealthcare Encourage Kids to Read and Live Healthy
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
First Lady Tonette Walker, Sesame Street's Grover and UnitedHealthcare Encourage Kids to Read and Live Healthy16:04 EST Tuesday, November 19, 2013
MILWAUKEE (Business Wire) -- Wisconsin First Lady Tonette Walker, Sesame Street's Grover and UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Wisconsin President Jeff Nohl taught Milwaukee-area students the importance of learning about healthy food choices at Milwaukee College Prep School's 36th Street and 38th Street campuses.
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan President Jeff Nohl, Sesame Street's Grover and Wisconsin First Lady Tonette Walker teach Milwaukee-area elementary school students the importance of learning about healthy food choices through an interactive game on "sometimes foods" and "anytime foods" and through healthy snacks like apples and crackers at Milwaukee College Prep School's 36th Street location (Photo: Michael Goelzer).
The event featured an interactive discussion about healthy foods with the First Lady of Wisconsin, Mr. Nohl and Grover as part of Sesame Street's Food for Thought: Eating Well on a Budget program, part of UnitedHealthcare's commitment to helping people in Wisconsin and across the country live healthier lives through education on nutrition, fun and fitness activities.
Mrs. Walker began the program by reading to students from the book “Elmo's Breakfast Bingo.” Grover and Nohl paid a surprise visit to the children and the First Lady to underscore that reading is a great way to learn about healthy food and lifestyle choices, and then led students in an interactive game to help children distinguish between a healthy or “sometimes” food and an “anytime” food.
“Being active and learning about healthy foods are vital components of a child's ability to succeed in school,” said Mrs. Walker, whose Year of Well-Being initiative supports four main areas: Be Active, Be Connected, Be Informed, and Be Part of Your Community. The themes were developed to achieve a well-rounded approach to wellness so Wisconsinites will be better equipped to increase their overall wellness now and in the future.
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with 780,000 physicians and care professionals and 5,900 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. UnitedHealthcare serves more than 40 million people in health benefits and is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.
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Molly McMillen, 612-353-7778