Healthy Habits


Healthy Habits for Life

Battling the obesity crisis with a ravenous blue monster and singing vegetables, the Steuben Rural Health Network brings this interactive Sesame Street workshop to schools across the Southern Tier!

The childhood obesity rate has tripled in the past 30 years. Presently, 1 in 3 children in the United States is overweight or obese. Sesame Street and the Steuben Rural Health Network are committed to reversing this trend by connecting with preschoolers when they are forming their eating, exercise, and hygiene habits, and setting them on track for a lifetime of wellness.

It turns out that Sesame Street’s furry friends have a remarkable ability to promote better choices. A 2010 study concludes that when children are shown fruits and vegetables linked with favorite Sesame Street characters, they choose those foods at a much higher rate — and eat more of them. Even broccoli! The Steuben Rural Health Network shares the Sesame Street messages about healthy food choices and exercise  as part of our Healthy Habits for Life initiative.

To bring the workshops to your school, please call the Steuben Rural Health Network at 607.776.9467 x226.