Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island to Offer Nutrition Information, Wellness Screenings at Crossroads


PROVIDENCE, RI (May 1, 2012) – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) is holding an event in May that includes a Nutrition 101 Stop-By as well as blood pressure and sun safety screenings.  The wellness event will be held on Tuesday, May 15, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Crossroads, 160 Broad Street, Providence.  All members of the public are invited to attend.

The Nutrition 101 Stop-By portion of the event will provide hands-on nutrition demonstrations where participants will learn how to easily improve their diet and have their nutrition questions answered by a certified health educator.

Participants can also be screened for hypertension (high blood pressure), which is one of the most common chronic conditions in adults.  Since uncontrolled high blood pressure can result in serious health problems such as heart attack or stroke, it is important to have it checked regularly. Participants will learn how to easily check their blood pressure levels and how to keep their blood pressure under control.

During the sun safety screening, DermaView technology will be used to analyze sun damage on attendees’ faces, allowing them to see the effects of cumulative sun exposure since early childhood.  Participants will also receive tips on proper use of sunscreen and other ways to avoid burns and long-term skin damage. Please note: Bare skin is best for the screening.  If you use facial moisturizer or other make-up that contains SPF, please remove it before coming to the screening.

Registration for this BCBSRI wellness event is not required.

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island is the state’s leading health insurer and covers more than 600,000 members.  The company is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.  For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @BCBSRI.

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