First Lady Tonette Walker and United Healthcare encourage kids to read and live healthy

November 21, 2013

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UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Wisconsin, Sesame Street, and Wisconsin First Lady Tonette Walker (center) are teaming up to help teach Milwaukee children about the importance of reading, fitness and making healthy food choices. On Monday, November 18, 2013, Mrs. Walker, Sesame Street® character Grover (right), and UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Wisconsin President Jeff Nohl (left) met with 4K and 5K classes at Milwaukee College Prep School’s 36th Street and 38th Street campuses. Mrs. Walker read to the children from a Sesame Street “Food for Thought” book; students engaged in a discussion and interactive game with Grover and Jeff Nohl about the difference between a “sometimes food” and an “anytime food;” and Jeff Nohl and Mrs. Walker will serve the students healthy snacks.
The event combines the complementary missions of The First Lady’s Read20 Book Club, Sesame Street’s Food for Thought: Eating Well on a Budget program, and United Healthcare Community Plan of Wisconsin’s commitment to helping Wisconsin residents live healthier lives through education on nutrition, fun and fitness activities.