A Taste of Wellness at Taste of Chicago

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Healthy eating and active play fun for kids and families

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We're thrilled to be a part of 'America's City Picnic' showcasing affordable, simple steps for Chicagoans to create healthy lifestyles. We encourage everyone to visit us in the Family Village to get a taste of how easy and fun www.healthykidschallenge.org [healthy living] habits can become for your family.

The Taste of Chicago is getting a little healthier this year with participation from the nation's leading grassroots education program for healthy eating and activity, the Healthy Kids Challenge. Healthy Kids Challenge, the award-winning national non-profit, is joining in the festivities of the 27th Annual Taste of Chicago on July 2.

Healthy Kids Challenge is displaying their Walk through the Pyramid,™ an interactive journey through each of the food groups in the food pyramid. This is the first time Walk through the Pyramid™ will be featured at the Taste of Chicago.

Executive Director, Vickie James, stated "We're thrilled to be a part of 'America's City Picnic' showcasing affordable, simple steps for Chicagoans to create healthy lifestyles. We encourage everyone to visit us in the Family Village to get a taste of how easy and fun healthy living habits can become for your family."

James stated that Healthy Kids Challenge offers a unique blend of "edu-tainment," a fun way of teaching kids and families by combining interactive education and entertainment. The organization provides educational materials, workshops and trainings for thousands of schools, community and civic groups in all 50 states.

James said families can enjoy the interactive sensory learning experience at the Family Village, located between Jackson and Congress Drive from 11 am to 7 pm on July 2.

Healthy Kids Challenge was founded in 1998 to raise awareness and encourage healthy changes in eating and physical activity habits for youth and their families. Healthy Kids Challenge focus of assistance is on positive self-esteem and healthy choices, rather than weight. Healthy Kids Challenge offers simple solutions for schools, communities, and industry by incorporating healthy eating and physical activity into daily life anywhere kids and families live, learn, work, and play. To learn more about Healthy Kids Challenge, visit http://www.healthykidschallenge.org .

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