Mayo Clinic experts will be featured in “Health + Happiness With Mayo Clinic,” a new weekly half-hour program that will premiere on April 7 as part of the NBC Network’s Saturday morning programming block. With the addition of “Health + Happiness With Mayo Clinic” to the three-hour educational and informational programming block, “The More You Know,” viewers will continue to experience high-quality, inspiring stories about environmental stewardship, social innovators, health, civic engagement and diversity.
“Health + Happiness With Mayo Clinic,” which will be produced by Tremendous Entertainment, will showcase how simple lifestyle changes can significantly affect health, well-being and attitude. Host Joy Bauer, leading nutrition expert, influencer and “Today” nutrition and health expert for over a decade, will dish out helpful strategies on forming healthy eating habits. Joining Bauer as co-host will be Vivien Williams, who reports for Mayo Clinic News Network and has been sharing Mayo Clinic breakthroughs for nearly two decades, will bring science and innovation to the table on living a healthier and happier life.
Each week, the hosts, with the help of Mayo Clinic medical experts, will educate viewers on various topics that not only will teach teens and their families how to make better choices when it comes to healthy living, but also inspire new daily activities that promote better wellness. As teen viewers reach an age when they begin to make more of their own lifestyle choices, this series will help them form healthy habits that are critical to inspiring a lifelong interest in living well.
“Our goal is to offer practical tips designed to help the entire family – from babies to grandparents – live healthier and happier lives,” says Pritish Tosh, M.D., a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases expert, who is medical editor for the program. “Individuals are constantly bombarded with health information online and in the media, and they don’t know what is credible. We will offer reliable information in a fun format.”
“This national program is an opportunity for Mayo Clinic to share its knowledge and expertise more broadly with easy-to-understand information teens and their families can use every day,” says John Wald, M.D., medical director for Public Affairs and Marketing at Mayo Clinic.