Children’s Museum of Phoenix receives $150,000 grant from UnitedHealthcare.
With the focus on improving the health and eating habits of young children and their caregivers, the awarded grant to Children’s Museum of Phoenix will help fund the Healthy Children Program.
Through 150 workshops with hands-on projects and on-site training, the grant will enable the opportunity to influence community members on the importance of youth’s health and wellness. “With this support from UnitedHealthcare, we can help children establish healthy habits through positive, fun experiences that empower them to make good choices for their bodies and minds,” said Deb Gilpin, President and CEO of the Children’s Museum of Phoenix.
The UnitedHealthcare Healthy Children Program will include activities and educational seminars at the museum as part of the grant.
Such seminars will include childhood obesity prevention workshops, lectures provided by Arizona State University nursing students on a range of health topics, along with child development workshops for caregivers and educators. Some of the great hands-on activities within the program are; yoga and physical activity exercises, hands on activities about how the body works and how to create healthy habits at a young age along with activities on proper nutrition habits for the brain and body.
“Building this exhibit with the Children’s Museum is a great way to help encourage Arizona’s youth to live healthful lives,” said Jeri Jones, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Employer and Individual of Arizona. “Our collaboration with the Children’s Museum is an example of working within the community to make changes in how kids think about healthy living and reducing childhood obesity in Arizona.”
As United Healthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier, the awarded grant will seamlessly coincide with the museums mission of engaging minds, muscles and imaginations of both children and caregivers.