September 1, 2006

Healthy Kids initiative draws more area employers

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From left, Paul Sternberg, M.D., director of the Vanderbilt Eye Institute, Margy Ann Gass, wife of the late J. Donald M. Gass, M.D., Guri Bronner, M.D., who was presented the inaugural J. Donald M. Gass, M.D., Fellowship and Franco Recchia, M.D.
Photo by Dana Johnson

Vanderbilt University is leading the way in helping to improve the health of Tennessee children by participating in the second annual Healthy Kids 2025 project.

This year, seven more Nashville-area employers have been added to the list of participants, for a total of 10 businesses with more than 56,000 employees.

The goal of the project is to learn more about the health habits of Tennessee families, and to educate parents about ways to keep children healthy and safe.

Healthy Kids 2025 is an initiative coordinated by The Nashville Mayor's office of Children and Youth and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt to raise awareness about health issues such as injury prevention, fitness and nutrition, early education and parental workplace connections.

As a leading health institution in the state of Tennessee, Vanderbilt employees are encouraged to participate. If you are a parent, please take some time between now and Dec. 31 to fill out a children's health survey and earn Go for the Gold credit at or visit

For more information about Healthy Kids 2025 events, go to