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Culinary Students Aid ‘Million Pound Meltdown’ Kickoff


Dr. Stephen Rothstein, medical director for Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania, stirs the pot while student Christine L. Faherty adds lump crab meat to a healthy dish Culinary arts student Jennifer R. McHenry, Lock Haven; author Gary Marino; Dr. Stephen Rothstein, medical director, Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania; and student Christine L. Faherty, Wantage, N.J., prepare a 'light and fit' version of Chicken Franchese With Lump Crab Meat Student Jennifer R. McHenry breads chicken breasts as she talks about the healthy options the recipe provides “You’re the Chef” production coordinators Christine L. Faherty and Jennifer R. McHenry, both pursuing degrees in culinary arts technology and dietary manager technology, demonstrated a few healthy cooking tips that cut the calorie count for a “You’re the Chef” recipe in half. The demonstration was one of several kickoff events held in 13 counties across Northeastern and Northcentral Pennsylvania as part of the Million Pound Meltdown. The Million Pound Meltdown is being sponsored by Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania and television stations WBRE and WYOU to help encourage overweight people across the region to take control of their health and to lose a combined 1 million pounds.

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