Buckeye Helps School Students Stay Healthy
Buckeye Community Health Plan and Toledo’s Oakdale Elementary School are partnering to help students learn more about healthy lifestyles through various exciting activities.
Learning to fight flu and teaching healthy habits are a part of this unique partnership designed to improve the lives of students and their families. Buckeye and Oakdale are addressing a variety of health issues that affect students. Topics include:
• Flu and germ prevention
• Healthy eating/food choices
• Childhood obesity
• Literacy/book giveaways
• Preventive care/annual well care exam
As part of the collaboration, Buckeye and Oakdale produce health-related newsletters, conduct career days, and sponsor health-related contests, such as as a health snack recipe contest and a health rap contest.
The Buckeye/Oakdale partnership is part of an overall Kids’ Club initiative that has been put in place by Buckeye’s parent company, Centene Corporation (www.centene.com). As part of Kids’ Club, Centene’s health plans across the country reach out to child members about a variety of health topics through contests and events.