Happy Healthy Summer is a summer-long multimedia campaign using on-air and online resources to inspire kids to make healthy choices in the summer. The program was launched by PBS Kids and Sesame Workshop on June 20th, 2005 and is hosted by Sesame Street's Grover. Grover's role is to pop in and encourage children to run, jump, dance and play.
Each week on a Monday throughout the summer, episodes from Sesame Street, Dragon Tales, and Barney, among others on PBS Kids, will encourage kids to make healthy choices. Activities on PBSKids.org will change weekly to coincide with the weekly episode themes and will also feature healthy recipes and games about hygiene, nutrition, movement and sports.
In 2005, PBS launched two short commercials featuring Grover to promote Happy Heathy Summer.