EmblemHealth to Host Free Obesity Prevention Event in the Bronx Saturday, May 4

State Senator Gustavo Rivera is attending and co-sponsoring an Obesity Prevention event with EmblemHealth, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health insurers with an 80-year legacy of serving New York’s communities. Senator Rivera will be joined by Emblem Health CEO Karen Ignagni, community leaders and residents.

WHERE:               Claremont Community Neighborhood Center

489 E. 169th Street, Bronx, NY 10456

WHEN:                 Saturday, May 4, 2019

                12:00 – 2:00 p.m.



                                Karen Ignagni, President and CEO of EmblemHealth

                                Gustavo Rivera, State Senator

Community leaders and residents

OF NOTE:             This free educational event is open to the community and highlights the importance of BMI health screening, the health risks of obesity, and the benefits of weight loss. It will also feature interactive opportunities for attendees, including:

·         Tips for health food shopping on a budget

·         Demo for evaluating sugar-sweetened beverages including sample bottles/labels

·         Private Weekly Weight Assessment and Review of Food Journals

Advanced registration is not required. Snacks and refreshments will be served.

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