Aetna Foundation Awards $40,000 Grant For Healthy Living Programs

“Football and tailgating are traditionally associated with less-than-healthy food choices,” said Dave Young, vice president of wellness and consumerism, Premera Blue Cross. “Working with Chef McNabb, we see it is possible to indulge in tasty foods while maintaining your commitment to a healthy lifestyle. As we kick off Serve it Up! and our Pinterest contest, we’re thrilled to have the Seahawks’ support.” About Serve it Up! Serve it Up! is a free web site and mobile app to help you shop smart and eat healthy.

One of our missions is to deal with the holistic person and train in the arts. We came up with this festival to promote healthy living using activities such as dance and martial arts, said Toyia Barnes, Campus Club Milledgeville assistant director. The festival will feature a variety of health screenings, including blood pressure, body fat percentage, cholesterol and more, as well as vendors providing information on healthy foods, local gyms, childrens and adults bicycle clubs and martial arts and dance studios. Atlanta Chef Elle Jones will give a live demonstration on raw food preparation, and live music will be provided by the Moe Jonez Band. Theres such a high rate of childhood obesity in Middle Georgia, all of Georgia, really, and we hope to help people learn what to do live a healthy lifestyle, Barnes said. Activities for kids include Zumba, double Dutch, face painting, art projects and hula hooping. For a complete schedule of events, visit http://www.arthealthy.org. ArtHealthy Festival

This work is enhanced by the time and commitment of Aetna employees, who have volunteered four million hours since 2003. The Aetna Foundationas current giving is focused on addressing the rising rate of adult and childhood obesity in the U.S.; promoting racial and ethnic equity in health and health care; and advancing integrated health care. For more information, visit http://www.aetnafoundation.org . About THINK Together THINK Together is one of the leading and largest nonprofit providers of academic support programs (early literacy, after-school, summer learning, etc.) in the U.S., serving more than 140,000 students across 440-plus locations from San Diego to Sacramento. Partnering with school administrators and teachers, its academically oriented programs and dedicated team of nearly 3,000 employees are helping students close the achievement gap. THINK is an acronym: news Teaching, Helping, Inspiring & Nurturing Kids.

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