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McNair, Kaiser Permanente Partnership

Students, staff and parents celebrated McNair Elementary School's recent business partnership with Kaiser Permanente the evening of March 15 with Professor Bodywise.

Through the "healthy lifestyles" program, Kaiser's Health Education Theatre Group presented Professor Bodywise's Traveling Menagerie, an interactive program to educate and encourage students to practice living and eating right — the first 100 children also received free health and hygiene goodie bags.

For several years, Kaiser Permanente and its Reston Medical Center have supported McNair Elementary School through a Winter Warmth and School Supplies Drive.

The strong need for health education and interactive programs prompted Kaiser to make the relationship formal.

Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States is a total health organization serving approximately 500,000 people in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Kaiser Permanente is composed of the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States Inc. and the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group P.C., an independent medical group that features more than 900 physicians who provide or arrange care for patients throughout the area. Visit kaiserpermanente.org for more information.