NBC Universal Launches "Healthy Week" To Encourage Positive Health

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Today at the US Open, the networks of NBC Universal announced the launch of “Healthy Week” from June 21st through June 26th with healthy programs and tips on taking positive steps toward better health and wellness.

“NBC Universal has the unique opportunity to join in a national dialogue around critical issues such as health through our vast media and content portfolio,” said Lauren Zalaznick, President of NBCU Universal Women and Lifestyle Entertainment networks. "With 33% of U.S. adults and 1 in every 5 kids obese, we can make a positive difference in this nationwide crisis by encouraging consumers to live a healthier lifestyle as we inform, educate, and entertain them.”

The week will start early Monday morning on The Weather Channel where Al Roker will feature “Wake Up with Al!” at 6:00 a.m. The show will feature some of the weatherman’s favorite healthy meals and snacks. Also Monday, the Today Show will feature a series called “Be Well, Be Healthy”, which will focus on health and wellness tips. “Be Well, Be Healthy” will also run during the NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams at 6:00 pm.

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The Oxygen channel will feature a new episode of Dance You’re A** Off where contestants will meet their professional dance partners for the first time. Last season, the talented, full-figured contestants lost 500 pounds through weekly stage performances.

Tuesday night, watch “Losing It with Jillian” at 8PM EST. Celebrity fitness guru Jillian Michaels will help a family of three get back into shape with better eating practices and increasing physical activity.

Wednesday’s Top Chef on Bravo will feature Sam Kass, assistant White House Chef and the coordinator of Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Program. Kass will show how to feed middle school kids a healthy meal on a budget of $2.68 per child.

On Friday, Financial Expert Suze Orman will feature two “Healthier and Wealthier” segments on CNBC at 9:00 PM EST. Topics will include a spotlight on Food and Nutrition to Combat Obesity, Corporate Health Programs, and The Business of Food and Nutrition.

There will also be plenty of information online on Diet, Fitness and Well-Being. At www.healthyatnbcu.com, read how to eat well while traveling, learn how to start a fitness program, and understand how stress and insomnia affect your health. Also, grab some healthy recipes such as Vegetarian Stuffed Green Peppers or Roasted Chicken and Vegetables.

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