Special Lecture on Hunger and Sesame Street’s Food For Thought

Posted on May 09, 2011

Special Lecture on Hunger and Sesame Street’s Food For Thought

Presented by Dr. Jeanette Betancourt, Sesame Workshop

Sesame Street has brought joy to young children for decades, but did you know that Elmo and his friends are also helping to support families struggling with food hardship?

On Wednesday, May 18, please join us for a special presentation by Dr. Jeanette Betancourt of Sesame Workshop.  Dr. Betancourt will explain Food For Thought: Eating Well On A Budget, Sesame Street’s latest public health initiative for families with limited resources.

Dr. Betancourt will demonstrate how Sesame Street is a major public health education campaign to improve the lives of children and families.  She’ll show excerpts from these special videos of the Sesame Street characters Elmo, Big Bird, and Grover, and explain the process of turning insights from science into effective programming for very young children.

Join us to learn from the masters of early childhood education–from Elmo’s world to ours.

Event Details — FREE and open to the public

Date: Wednesday, May 18
Time: 4:30 pm

Drexel School of Public Health
Friends Center, 1501 Cherry St.
Cherry Street Room
Philadelphia, PA 19102

RSVP: http://www.publichealth.drexel.edu/Sesame

Directions/parking: Metered street parking is available.  By public transit, take the Market-Frankford Line, Broad Street Line, or Trolley Lines to City Hall and walk north on 15th Street.

We hope you can join us!

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