EmblemHealth, one of the nation’s largest non-profit health insurers, and State Senator Gustavo Rivera were joined on Saturday, May 4th by residents and community leaders to kick off the first of three free Obesity Prevention events hosted at the Claremont Community Neighborhood Center in the Bronx at 489 E. 169th Street.
The community event series, co-sponsored by EmblemHealth and Senator Rivera, provides free access to experts, information and tools to help attendees address the risks of obesity and teach residents how to maintain healthy lifestyles.
“We are proud to partner with Senator Rivera on this event series,” said Karen Ignagni, President and CEO of EmblemHealth. “By bringing in nutritional and healthy living experts, we hope attendees will feel supported and gain tips for how to feel their best.”
Experts from Emblem Health highlighted the benefits of BMI health screening, setting healthy goals and weight loss. All events include interactive, educational opportunities, including:
- Private Weekly Weight Assessment and Review of Food Journals;
- Demo for sugar-sweetened beverages including sample bottles/labels;
- Tips for health food shopping on a budget.
Upcoming Obesity Prevention events to be hosted at the Claremont Community Neighborhood Center include:
- Saturday, May 11 from noon to 2:00 p.m.: Healthy Eating;
- Saturday, May 18 from noon to 2:00 p.m.: Identifying Challenges.
Registration is not required and snacks and refreshments will be served.
In addition to the Obesity Prevention series, EmblemHealth and Senator Rivera recently co-sponsored a free three-part Diabetes Prevention and Care series in April, which provided attendees the opportunity to participate in diabetes screenings and ask experts about personal care recommendations.
EmblemHealth is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health insurers, with 3.1 million members and an 80-year legacy of serving New York’s communities. The company offers a full range of commercial and government-sponsored health plans to employers, individuals and families, as well as convenient community resources. As a market leader in value-based care, EmblemHealth partners with top doctors and hospitals to deliver quality, affordable care.
For more information, please visit emblemhealth.com.