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Highmark’s Fun, Fit and Fabulous Woman’s Health Conference
Highmark’s Fun, Fit and Fabulous Woman’s Health Conference

I assure you I haven’t been missing in action.  My team and I have been hard at work fulfilling the dreams that we envisioned since creating CHUNKY AND FRIENDS.  In the coming weeks and months you will be seeing some exciting announcements and images from various events.  Keep an eye for them on ChunkyAndFriends.com, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Google Plus.

In the meantime, please check out these images from the Highmark’s Fun, Fit and Fabulous Woman’s Health Conference in Hershey, PA.   My wife and I had a wonderful time introducing Chunky and Friends to the fabulous women at the event. and selling out of books!  The reception was warm and loving.  I want to thank Highmark for allowing us the participate in such a meaningful event.

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Baltimore Co. Public Library Reading // Chunky and Friends

I had an awesome time conducting a live interactive reading at the Baltimore County Public Library’s Rosedale Branch.  I’d like to thank Sara Jane and the rest of the staff at the Rosedale Branch for inviting me to entertain the children during their Fit and Fun Day.  Here are some images from the event:

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Introducing myself to the families that arrived early.

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I’m giving instructions to the audience as to what to do during the reading. See the scream sign in my hand?

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Sometimes I stand but, I decided to sit and read the book.

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Everyone received a scream sign at the end of the reading.

Meeting acting U.S. Surgeon General, Boris Lushniak
Meeting acting U.S. Surgeon General, Boris Lushniak

2014-06-18 12.21.01-1Last Wednesday, I had the pleasure of attending a forum at the Washington Post called, Health Beyond Health Care. This was right in the Chunky and Friends’ wheelhouse because our goal is preventative health care by promoting healthy habits in children.  I had the opportunity to introduce Chunky and Friends to many in attendance including acting US Surgeon General Rear Adm. Boris Lushniak.  Dr. Lushniak was very excited about Chunky and Friends and saw it as a great idea, I believe he saw the impact that it could have on children.  I am grateful he took the time to speak to me and hear my vision for Chunky and Friends.

All of the speakers were extremely insightful and it’s always wonderful to hear the success people are having in instilling healthy habits in their communities.

Here is a link with clips from the forum:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-live-live/liveblog/washington-post-live-health-beyond-health-care/

 

Chunky and Friends Creator guest post on Blerdology.co
Chunky and Friends Creator guest post on Blerdology.co

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I was fortunate enough to meet Kat Calvin of Blerdology.co at a conference last September and she offered me the opportunity to do a guest post on her blog.  This post was focused less on health and more on my love of comic books and using the medium to reach children. With Chunky and Friends: Chunky and the O-Beast I knew there was an opportunity to help by giving bad health a face.

The post is titled, Chunky and Friends: A Healthy Hero for Kids .  As an adult Chunky reflects on his childhood and what it took to overcome the bad guy in his life: obesity.  I rarely pat myself on the back but, it is a good read.  Check it out by clicking this link: http://blerdology.co/blerd-kids-healthy-kids/. – JV

What’s Chunky’s #4 favorite activity?
What’s Chunky’s #4 favorite activity?

What’s your FAVORITE ACTIVITY?

Chunky has FIVE FAVORITE ACTIVITES and we’re revealing them all one by one.  This is number Four:

Basketball!

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