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Kaiser Permanente and Golden State Warriors Team Up to Fight Childhood Obesity
Date:11/2/2007

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The Warriors partnership and the Amazing Food Detective video game are part of Kaiser Permanente's $20 million annual grants to reach beyond the doctor's office to help make changes that encourage healthy eating and active living in our communities.

Among the changes Kaiser Permanente has supported are creating 35 farmers' markets at or near Kaiser Permanente facilities in six states; offering healthier food choices in school cafeterias and student stores; removing from school vending machines less-than healthy choices such as sodas; helping establish safe walking and biking routes to and from school and work; urging neighborhood markets and corner stores to offer and prominently display more fresh produce; and staging thousands of performances about healthy living by the Educational Theatre Program in schools around the U.S. ETP performances reached 539,344 kindergarten through 12th-grade students in 1,883 schools in 2006, and 13 million students since it began in 1985.

To learn more about fighting childhood obesity, go to: http://www.kp.org/amazingfooddetective

About Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente is America's leading integrated health plan. Founded in 1945, it is a not-for-profit; group practice prepayment program headquartered in Oakland, Calif. Kaiser Permanente serves the health care needs of more than 8.7 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia. Today it encompasses the not-for-profit Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and their subsidiaries, and the for-profit Permanente Medical Groups. Nationwide, Kaiser Permanente includes approximately 156,000 technical, administrative and clerical employees and caregivers, and more than 13, 000 physicians representing all specialties. For more Kaiser Permanente news, visit the KP News Center at:

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