Healthy Hacks Adds Flavor to Kunte Kinte Heritage Festival

Dr. Everett and Chef Giacomo at Priority Partners Table at the Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival cooking demonstration at the Kunta Kinte Heritage festival

Priority Partners’ Healthy Hacks delivered another of its crowd-pleasing healthy cooking demonstrations at the Kunte Kinte Heritage Festival on Oct. 28. Rescheduled due to unlucky weather, the annual festival took place in Annapolis and drew hundreds of visitors and families to enjoy music, food, culture and sunny skies. Priority Partners presented the cooking demonstration and attended the all-day festival, providing visitors with health resources and Medicaid renewal support.

Part of the Priority Partners Cupboards Project, the Healthy Hacks program provides free, live cooking demonstrations to show people how they can cook easy, healthy AND affordable meals. Chef Giacomo Scuito of Giacomo’s Brick Oven Pizza gave a cooking demonstration that was both exciting and educational. A Montgomery County history teacher, Chef Scuito prepared a delicious dish called “Egg Roll in a Bowl” for attendees to try. He also served up lots of easy-to-follow tricks and tips on how to prepare simple, healthy meals.

Following the demo, visitors received a recipe card so they could make the Egg Roll in a Bowl dish themselves at home. Attendees could also drop by the Priority Partners table to talk with health plan representatives, receive free blood pressure checks and health resources and get help with help with Medicaid renewal. The celebration also included opportunities for visitors to meet with community health professionals, get flu shots and health screenings, and enjoy refreshments, raffles and more.

Visit the Priority Partners Upcoming Events page to learn about more exciting events.