The GE Fairfield Hub of the Hispanic Forum and the GE Capital Americas Bank Loan Group will conduct their second annual health education program called “BEE Healthy” for the Carver Community Center’s day campers on Thursday, August 2nd, from 9:30AM to 4:15PM.
“BEE” stands for the three aspects of the program: Balance, Exercise and Eating well. The BEE Healthy program addresses all three priorities in eight different activity stations. At the August 2nd event, three of the stations will teach balancing exercises, such as yoga Superman and Torso Twist. Another three stations will demonstrate fun exercises that the children can adopt into their daily lives such as Zumba, Recess Rocks and a Basketball game. Two other stations will provide nutritional information involving local partners Norwalk Hospital and Stepping Stones Museum for Children. At least 30 GE volunteers will be conducting these sessions throughout the day.
The BEE Healthy program is a national signature event that raises awareness about childhood obesity through public engagement and community outreach. The program supports Healthymagination, GE’s business strategy that seeks to help people live healthier lives, support customer success and help GE grow by investing in innovations that measurably improve cost, access and the quality of healthcare.
“Almost everyone wants to make healthier choices,” says Leo Cavedagne with GE Capital’s Retail Finance business and one of the organizers of the BEE Healthy event at Carver. “But kids don’t always know how to make those choices so we help provide the information they need.”
Lilian DiCiacco, another GE Capital organizer, adds, “The amount of information available to parents and youth on wellness, nutrition and exercise can be overwhelming. GE’s Healthymagination and our BEE Healthy community outreach initiative are about helping young people and their families to become healthier through sharing imaginative ideas and proven solutions.”
GE makes a lot happen at Carver all year long. They are unrivaled in the corporate community in both their financial and volunteer commitments. BEE Healthy is yet another innovation that will help our youth live healthy and successful lives. This event will show our kids how making healthy decisions can be easy – and fun!