WILLIAMSPORT - Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA) and Susquehanna Health recently hosted a free health education event at The LifeCenter in the Lycoming Mall to help local children and their caregivers learn about the importance of making healthy food choices.
Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania and Susquehanna Health presented "Kids in the Kitchen: Taste a Rainbow of Healthy Snacks" as a free, age-appropriate activity for children 4-to-12 years old featuring Susquehanna Health's Registered Dietitian Kathryn McKernan.
Youngsters used child-safe utensils to prepare simple, healthy and budget-friendly snacks. Nearly 50 children and their parents or caregivers attended this unique program, with all sessions filled to capacity. McKernan also provided participants with tips on selecting healthier food options and correct food portion sizes.
MacKenzie Barnhart of Cogan Station prepares a healthy snack.
Since 2007, BCNEPA and Susquehanna Health have collaborated on community health outreach and early intervention programs for Lycoming County residents through joint sponsorship of The LifeCenter.
Headquartered in Wilkes-Barre, BCNEPA is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. BCNEPA offers a comprehensive portfolio of health insurance products and administrative services to nearly 545,000 individuals in 13 counties in northeastern and north central Pennsylvania. The company's mission is to provide integrated health care services and products to improve the quality, accessibility and affordability of health care in the populations it serves.