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January 2013

Kaiser Permanente’s ‘The Amazing Food Detective’ Premieres On Maui
Kaiser Permanente News Center – “The Amazing Food Detective,” an interactive educational performance presented by Kaiser Permanente’s Educational Theatre Program, visited Maui for the first time this week to deliver performances at Kahului, Kihei, Princess Nahi‘ena‘ena and Waihee Elementary schools.
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September 2012

September: National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
In early September 2012 President Barack Obama proclaimed September 2012 as National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, encouraging all Americans to learn about and engage in activities that promote healthy eating and greater physical activity by all our nation's children.
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April 4, 2012

Poll shows support for soda tax to fight obesity
SFGate – Kaiser Permanente medical expertise and community benefit efforts aimed at reducing childhood obesity were cited in a San Francisco Chronicle article today about a recently released statewide California Field Poll. The gist of the poll is that an increasing number of Californians see childhood obesity as a major problem and want it fought on several fronts. And many are willing to be taxed to help the fight.
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March 24, 2012

Food detective makes rounds at Sue Buel
Yamhill Valley News Register – Working on behalf of the stomach, the brain and the heart, the Amazing Food Detective tracked down several sedentary snack-loving suspects and showed them the error of their ways Thursday in a presentation at Sue Buel Elementary School.
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March 13, 2012

Kaiser Permanente’s Educational Theatre Teaches Kids about Healthy Eating and Physical Activity
Kaiser Permanente News Center – Live productions involving music, puppets and plays are effective ways of teaching young children about the importance of eating healthy and being physically active, an independent study of Kaiser Permanente’s Educational Theatre Program found.
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February 27, 2011

Puppet performance promotes reading
Menifee – Puppets, music and live theater delighted a crowd of students Friday at Chester W. Morrison Elementary School in Menifee who were treated to a unique assembly.
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December 23, 2009

Kaiser's 'Secrets' educates students about sexual health
Tri-City Voice – Some of the tenth-grade students in the large auditorium at Tennyson High School in Hayward snickered and whispered to each other, while others sat engaged and attentive at the presentation on stage.
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April 16, 2009

Turn Off Your TV For a Week, and Tune in to Get More Energy!
Kaiser Permanente News Center – Kaiser Permanente announced today that more than 60 nonprofit organizations from Kern to San Diego will receive grants totaling more than $750,000 to help fund a wide range of services for people with HIV and AIDS, including youth education, prevention, screening and treatment programs, as well as housing assistance and food pantries. Kaiser Permanente’s community benefit HIV/AIDS funding for 2009 will exceed $1.25 million to California agencies this year, bringing the total to more than $6.25 million since the grant program began in 1989.
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February 24, 2009

'The Amazing Food Detective' sends kids a fun message about healthy eating
Oregon Live – The stage manager speaks to the audience before the start of the play, but she skips some of the points such greetings usually cover. No gracious thanks to sponsors, not even a reminder to turn off cell phones and pagers. Instead she calls out, "I wanna see how loud and excited you can be by welcoming our actors to the stage!"
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December 1, 2009

Kaiser Permanente Southern California Grants for HIV/AIDS Community Organizations Total More Than $750,000 for 2009
Kaiser Permanente News Center – Kaiser Permanente announced today that more than 60 nonprofit organizations from Kern to San Diego will receive grants totaling more than $750,000 to help fund a wide range of services for people with HIV and AIDS, including youth education, prevention, screening and treatment programs, as well as housing assistance and food pantries. Kaiser Permanente’s community benefit HIV/AIDS funding for 2009 will exceed $1.25 million to California agencies this year, bringing the total to more than $6.25 million since the grant program began in 1989.
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