Toledo, OH — On October 29, the Medical Mutual of Ohio offices served as a classroom for more than 50 Girl Scouts in grades 4-5 who participated in a special health and wellness day created just for them.
Medical Mutual staff planned the entire day and volunteered to
inspire the girls to be active, eat right, and create healthy
The girls who participated in the program earned their “Staying Fit” badge by completing four, 40 minute sessions on health and wellness throughout the day. Each session was led by a volunteer whose goal was to educate and captivate the girls in attendance.
The girls learned about yoga and dance exercise and participated in 30 minutes of aerobic activity in the Medical Mutual fitness room. They also discussed the importance of nutrition, learning to decipher food labels to tell if foods are healthy and how to balance their “Energy In” with their “Energy Out” to stay fit and healthy. While meeting with a health professional, the girls learned health tips for their age levels. Each girl created a family fit box to encourage family activity, and they received a passion planner to support them through journaling, sketching, and planning their health goals.
“The girls had fun learning how to live healthy and are excited to share what they learned with their families,” said a Girl Scout troop leader in attendance. "We are thankful to Medical Mutual for allowing us to come to their space for this event!"
This is the only program of its kind in the region bringing the girls and a company like Medical Mutual of Ohio together.