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Tennessee First Lady, Grover Teach Kids About Reading, Eating Healthy

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee First Lady Crissy Haslam teamed up with Grover, the loveable Muppet from Sesame Street, and United HealthCare to teach kids the benefits of eating healthy and getting in shape while helping them learn to love reading.

The First Lady met with a group of kindergartners and pre-K students at Buena Vista Enhanced Option School in Nashville on Tuesday and read the Sesame Street's book "Food for Thought: Eating Well on a Budget." It teaches kids the difference between "sometimes food" and "anytime food."

The event combined the First Lady's mission of helping kids to be better readers and Sesame Street's efforts to teach kids about nutritious eating. Haslam read to the children before they engaged in an interactive session on healthy food.

"They did a pretty good job. I was really impressed with their answers. So I think their teachers are doing a good job trying to help them and hopefully their parents are too," Mrs. Haslam said.

Tennessee is said to have an obesity rate of 30 percent.

(The Associated Press Contributed To This Report.)

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