Well-Being tour

The Humana Healthier Choices program is returning to the 2013 Taste of Chicago, inspiring chefs to offer healthier dishes at the nation’s largest food festival, which will be held July 10-14 in Grant Park.

The 2013 program features a new twist – the Humana Healthier Choices Passport Guide, which includes the healthier food listing, wellness activities and options for Taste-goers to collect stamps for a chance to win prizes. The most robust Humana Healthier Choices list ever – 34 foods from 20 Chicago restaurants – includes appetizers, main courses and desserts that meet nutritional criteria for calories, sodium and saturated fat, reviewed by a physician panel.

The Humana Healthier Choices are indicated by a green apple on the menu boards at participating restaurant booths. The Humana Healthier Choices Passport Guide is available for free and can be found at more than 70 Dominick’s locations, Humana’s Well-Being Tour at the Taste and online at the Taste of Chicago website http://bit.ly/19CFqtj.

“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 to offer.”

Humana Healthier Choices Passport Guide provides ticket to healthy activities
The Humana Healthier Choices Passport Guide will provide Taste-goers with a host of well-being offerings. After picking up a passport, people can collect stamps by participating in wellness activities at the Well-Being Tour or sampling any Humana Healthier Choices food item. Taste-goers can complete six stamps and drop off their passport with Humana to be entered to win fun prizes. Prize drawings will take place on July 14 beginning at 3:30 p.m. Central (Please review the Humana Healthier Choices Passport Guide for official rules).

Humana Well-Being Tour makes a stop at Taste of Chicago
To provide people with a fresh perspective on healthy living, the Humana Well-Being Tour, presented by HumanaVitality®, will be at the Taste on July 10-13, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., located on Congress Parkway.

The tour features include an interactive Xbox Kinect station where guests can play the “Your Shape” game; four biometric screening stations that provide personalized metrics and health experts to describe the results; and, a hydration station, equipped with a person-powered bicycle, that displays information on the importance of staying hydrated and provides a cup of water as a reward for pedaling.

Taste-goers can pick up a free pedometer, compliments of the Humana Walkit program, to help count their steps. Taste-goers can complete an activity to earn a stamp in the Healthier Choices Passport Guide.

Dick Biondi Boomer Bash 
Legendary disc jockey Dick Biondi will be making an appearance on July 14, for Taste-goers who are ready to put on their dancing shoes. The Biondi Boomer Bash, presented by Humana, will feature a sock-hop with the legendary Dick Biondi from 2 to 4 p.m., where guests can dance to music from the ‘50s and ‘60s, hoola hoop and play other fun games.

Now in its sixth consecutive year sponsoring Taste of Chicago, Humana remains dedicated to providing Taste-goers with healthy options. All of Humana’s offerings can be found on the Taste of Chicago map in the “Humana Experience” area.

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By Ellen Nason

When Chicago, a city best known for serving up dishes such as hot dogs, deep-dish pizza and cheesecake, hosts the largest food festival in the nation, you might not expect to find a lot of healthful activities or food choices. But that is exactly what you will see at the 2012 Taste of Chicago, which is being held July 11-15 in Grant Park.

Humana is bringing several activities to the annual event that help Taste-goers keep the focus on their health and well-being while having fun and enjoying great food. Humana worked with physicians with expertise in nutrition and diet to compile the Humana Healthier Choices guide, which features 27 appetizers, main courses and desserts from 15 Chicago restaurants. The Healthier Choices are indicated by a green apple on the menu boards at participating restaurants. Taste-goers can also use the free guide available at www.humana.com/tasteofchicago or www.facebook.com/humana.tasteofchicago.

An example of the tasty, healthier options is the baked crab cake nuggets that chef Dave Samber created for Polo Café (video).

It’s not all about food though. If you go to the festival, look for these other Humana sponsored events that emphasize the great outdoors, fun and fitness:

  • Well-being Tour: The tour is traveling across the country to provide a fresh perspective on healthy living. It features an interactive Xbox Kinect station where guests can play the “Your Shape” game, four biometric screenings and an opportunity to receive a free pedometer. It is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Congress Parkway each day of the Taste.
  • Humana Race to Taste Twilight Run: The 5K run/2-mile walk kicks off at 6:15 Thursday, July 12, at Queens Landing on the lakefront.
  • Humana Dining Pavilion: Humana teams up with Shedd Aquarium for a healthful cooking demonstration at 11:30 a.m. Friday, July 13, at the main Cooking Corner stage. On Saturday, July 14, Taste-goers are invited to attend the Biondi Boomer Bash, which begins with a live broadcast from WLS-FM at 10 a.m. followed by a sock hop with the legendary Dick Biondi from 4-6:30 p.m. where people can dance to music from the 50’s and 60’s.
Tour Truck from outside
The Well-Being Tour returns to the 2013 Taste of Chicago, the nation’s largest food festival.
Inside the tour truck
Visitors to the 2012 Taste of Chicago receive free pedometers at the Well-Being Tour tent.
woman dancing on stage
Rachel Mercedes leads a dance fitness class at the Humana Dining Pavilion at the Taste of Chicago.
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