'Healthy Habits Week' comes to Children's Museum | Community Spirit
Numerous educational activities will be part of Healthy Habits Week at the Madison Children’s Museum next week.
Beginning Monday, visitors to the Madison Children’s Museum will have the chance to learn about various healthy habits through active play and displays hosted by Dean Clinic, Dean Health Plan, Dean Foundation and St. Mary’s Hospital.
Healthy Habits Week will continue through April 18.
Organizers said the week’s activities are scheduled to include:
- Experts will explain the importance of choosing the right drink at the Sugar in Your Drink game where kids are asked to guess how much sugar is in their favorite drinks
- At the Catching Healthy Habits station, kids will enjoy a fun, interactive health game that teaches them about fruits, vegetables and exercise. The game also works on spelling, counting and gets kids moving
- Kids will see why it’s important to do a good job washing their hands every time at the Healthy Hand Washing station. An interactive demonstration will show participants how many germs can linger if hands aren't washed well
- Dean Health Plan will be on hand to help teach kids about how much calcium they need every day and what foods can help them develop strong bones.
- Kids can also take The Buddy Project pledge and receive a free Be A Buddy Not A Bully wristband. This is part of Dean Clinic’s Time for Kids partnership with WISC-TV.
- Crash Helmet will also be on hand to teach kids and their parents about the importance of helmet safety.
For more information about Healthy Habits Week, please visit the Madison Children’s Museum website.