Meet the IEHP Superheroes
An integral part of IEHP's mission, Community Outreach, aims to serve the community through a variety of health and safety programs. We introduced one of our first programs to target children ages of 5 to 14 in 1998. The program uses a fun and cool superhero, Rad Rider, in a comic book to teach kids about bicycle safety. Since the introduction of Rad Rider, our IEHP superhero team has grown to include Eradicator in 2001, Super Nutricia in 2009. Several years have passed and it is time to introduce a new superhero to encourage healthy habits in the digital age, Mighty Fitnessa was born June, 2017. She motivates children to get off of their tablets and devices and “Get Fit”!
The IEHP superheroes - Super Nutricia, Eradicator, Rad Rider and Mighty Fitnessa, encourage kids to stay safe and be healthy. Have your children read about each superhero. You can also take your kids to meet each superhero in person at our next big community event.
The Female Superhero who fights Childhood Obesity, Super Nutricia, was launched in September of 2009. “Swooping” in to save children from the evils of the junk food junkies, Super Nutricia, created by Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP), helps fight childhood obesity and unhealthy eating among children.
Super Nutricia and IEHP together lead an educational campaign to promote the danger of childhood obesity and unhealthy eating. The campaign features appearances by Super Nutricia at numerous IEHP supported community events, where children, young adults and families can meet her in person and receive free comic books, posters, brochures and other nutrition education materials. Super Nutricia has become known throughout the Inland Empire and is frequently requested to help support healthy eating initiatives for children and young teens.
This Super Hero helps kids say “no” to smoking by teaching them about the risks of tobacco.
Eradicator makes appearances at a variety of community events, including school events, health fairs and other health-related activities, on behalf of IEHP. He has connected with thousands of children and young adults, autographing posters and comic books, promoting the message for quitting smoking and reducing the risk of smoking-related diseases. Through Eradicator, IEHP delivers the message that tobacco use can lead to dependence and serious health problems.
One of four IEHP Super Heroes, Rad Rider makes appearances at a variety of community events, including school events, health fairs and other health-related activities. He has connected with thousands of children, autographing posters, comic books, and bike helmets. Through Rad Rider, IEHP delivers the message of bicycle safety to children and families throughout the Inland Empire.
Mighty Fitnessa encourages kids to exercise and stay away from mobile devices and to get out and exercise each day for a healthy body. Mighty Fitnessa and IEHP together will lead an educational campaign that promotes the benefits of exercise and staying active. The campaign features appearances by Mighty Fitnessa at numerous IEHP supported community events, where children, young adults and families can meet her in person and receive free comic books, posters, brochures and other fitness related education materials. Mighty Fitnessa will encourage families to feel healthy, strong, mighty and fit.