Here is a sneak peek at the list of healthy food options found
in the Humana Healthier Choices passport guide. The options will
also be marked by a green apple symbol on the menu boards of
This year at the Taste of Chicago, a passport serves as
your family's guide to 34 healthy appetizers, entrees, desserts and
beverages from 20 local restaurants.
The nation's largest food festival partnered with Humana Healthier Choices for a sixth
consecutive year to inspire an even larger presence of healthy
foods and wellness activities. Humana created the free passport
guide to help families locate the healthy food and activity
The food options were judged by a panel of Chicago-area
physicians and included in the passport guide based on a
nutritional criteria for calories, sodium and saturated fat.
"We are thrilled that so many restaurants are joining our
efforts to offer healthier foods, allowing us to provide a record
number of Humana Healthier Choices this year," said Dr. Fredrik
Tolin, the vice president for Humana of Illinois.
Visitors that use the passport guide can win prizes, including
restaurant gift cards and healthy snack baskets. Trying the foods
and activities will reward guests with a stamp and after collecting
six stamps, guests can drop off their passport and contact
information to the Humana booth. Drawings for the prizes will take
place on July 14 at 3:30 p.m.
The Taste's Humana experience doesn't stop there. Humana's
Well-Being Tour is also stopping by from July 10-13 from 11-7pm The
tour is bringing a variety of wellness activities and prizes for
fest goers. While picking up a free pedometer, guests can interact
with the Your Shape game at the Xbox Kinect station and learn about
the importance of hydration while exercising.
Humana is also bringing legendary disc jockey Dick Biondi to the Taste
on Sunday, July 14 for a sock-hop dance. From 2-4 p.m., guests can
dance to music from the '50s and '60s at the Biondi Boomer
"Taste of Chicago is a great tradition of enjoying local
restaurants, good music and celebrating all things Chicago," said
Tim O'Rourke, president of Humana's Great Lakes Medicare Region.
"Humana is happy to be part of that tradition once again, as it
ties in perfectly with our dream of helping people of all ages
achieve lifelong well-being, while enjoying all that the Taste has
Families can pick up their passport guide at their local
Dominicks, download it from the Taste of Chicago website
or grab one at the event. For more information on the Taste of Chicago,
visit their website.
Lindsey is Chicago Parent's summer 2013 intern. She is a senior at Ball State University.
See more of Lindsey's stories here.
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