Cafeteria Makeover at Bruce-Monroe Elementary to be Revealed

Cafeteria Makeover at Bruce-Monroe Elementary to be Revealed

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will include volunteers from UnitedHealthcare and The Heart of America Foundation
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Monday, August 24, 2015 - 5:30pm


CONTENT: Press Release

WASHINGTON,  Aug. 24, 2015 /3BL Media/ - On the first day of school at Bruce-Monroe Elementary School at Park View in Northwest D.C., CBS EcoMedia, The Heart of America Foundation and UnitedHealthcare will today unveil a newly renovated cafeteria and health and wellness center.  UnitedHealthcare employee volunteers will help put the finishing touches on the cafeteria transformation by painting classrooms, building furniture, setting up a fresh-food service line and packaging books for each student to take home. School officials, teachers, students and volunteers will celebrate the completion of the Cafeteria Makeover at a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

"We are excited to see the new cafeteria at Bruce-Monroe Elementary,” said Christopher Mullins, UnitedHealthcare CEO, Mid-Atlantic Region. “UnitedHealthcare is grateful for the opportunity to teach kids the importance of a healthy lifestyle and good eating habits.”

The updated cafeteria will provide fresh foods in a streamlined, more user-friendly cafeteria layout. An updated health and wellness center will double as a parent training center that will support many community wellness programs at Bruce-Monroe at Park View.

UnitedHealthcare funding for the cafeteria remodel was generated through its participation in CBS EcoMedia’s WellnessAd program.

The Heart of America Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, has worked with Bruce-Monroe at Park View and D.C. Public Schools to select vibrant design elements for the cafeteria remodel, also incorporating health and nutrition books, resources and technology for students.  

"The Heart of America Foundation is proud to partner with UnitedHealthcare and CBS EcoMedia to create this exciting center of learning that stretches beyond the classroom,” said Angie Halamandaris, president and co-founder of The Heart of America Foundation.

The Heart of America Foundation’s READesign® Cafeteria Makeover Program aims to transform school cafeterias by redecorating, revitalizing and reimagining the possibilities for these key gathering spaces in schools.

This project is the latest in UnitedHealthcare’s “Do Good. Live Well.” employee volunteer initiative, whose mission is to inspire service and encourage volunteerism. For more information about the benefits of volunteering and to find local opportunities to get involved, visit Follow @DoGoodLiveWell on Twitter or “like” Do Good. Live Well. on Facebook. 

About UnitedHealthcare
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, military service members, retirees and their families, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 850,000 physicians and care professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at or follow @myUHC on Twitter.

About The Heart of America Foundation®
The Heart of America Foundation®, a national nonprofit headquartered in Washington, DC, creates vibrant learning environments for children, engaging volunteers in acts of service and encouraging the pursuit of education by providing children in need with the tools to read, succeed and make a difference. Through programs including READesign®, The Heart of America Foundation® revitalizes education spaces in under-resourced communities into vital and vibrant centers of learning that become the heart of a school.  Since 1997, The Heart of America Foundation® has transformed more than 325 educational spaces and provided over 1 million children living in poverty with over 3.9 million library and take-home books. And, the organization has engaged volunteers in more than 1,075,000 hours of service to communities nationwide. For more information, please visit

About CBS EcoMedia Inc.
At EcoMedia, we’re propelled by the desire to create positive social change; that’s been our mission since we founded the company in 2002.  In 2010, after successfully partnering with CBS on a wide range of environmental projects, EcoMedia became the newest addition to the CBS Corporation portfolio, exponentially scaling our reach across television, radio, interactive, publishing and outdoor media.

Through our patent-pending EcoAd, WellnessAd and EducationAd programs, an innovative twist on traditional advertising, advertisers are able to support much-needed local projects which in turn creates jobs, saves taxpayer money and improves the quality of life in communities nationwide.  In the process, we’re fundamentally altering the advertising landscape, elevating the ordinary, traditional commercial – and media, in general – into a catalyst for tangible, quantifiable social change. Please visit, like us at or follow us at

By participating in EcoMedia’s EcoAd, WellnessAd and EducationAd advertising programs, EcoMedia’s advertisers agree to provide funding for projects we believe will have a beneficial effect upon the environment, health and/or education within local communities.  EcoMedia’s advertising programs are not certification programs nor are the EcoAd, WellnessAd or EducationAd logos seals of approval. EcoMedia does not in any way certify, endorse or make any representations about EcoMedia program advertisers, their products or services.