The Academy of World Languages and Molina Healthcare of Ohio recently partnered to help educate children about choosing and eating heart-healthy foods. At the event, where students each got a “passport to health,” the children took home healthy snack recipe cards along with a reusable grocery bag and a few items to encourage physical activity.
“Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in Ohio, but many cases are preventable,” said Kevin Smith, M.D., Chief Medical Officer for Molina Healthcare of Ohio. “Teaching children about nutritious eating and physical activity develops healthy, lifelong habits that will help them reduce their risk of developing cardiovascular disease as adults.”
Each student’s passport to health was stamped at various stations where they participated in fun activities and exercises including jump rope and push-ups. The children had to visit every healthy destination on the food pyramid to get a bag of healthy goodies at the end.