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Horizon BCBSNJ's Healthy Plate Concession Stand Set For 2018

04/20/2018 2:41 PM -

 

Bridgewater, NJ- The Somerset Patriots and their concessions partner HomePlate Catering and Hospitality have teamed up with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey to offer fans a nutritious twist to traditional ballpark food with the Healthy Plate Concession Stand.
 
Now in its fifth season, the Horizon Healthy Plate Concession Stand returns to TD Bank Ballpark with a healthy spin on food favorites that allow fans to feast guilt-free on ballpark fare. Each season, the Horizon Healthy Plate Concession Stand has grown in popularity as fans have become more knowledgeable about the option and look for healthy alternatives while at the ballpark.
 
“Through our collaboration with the Somerset Patriots and the Horizon Healthy Plate Concession Stand, we hope fans recognize the value of incorporating great tasting, nutritious foods into their ballpark experience,” said Christopher M. Lepre, Senior Vice President of Market Business Units. “We look forward to continuing in our mission to bring healthier options to Patriots’ fans and our communities.”  
 
The Horizon Healthy Plate Concession Stand menu was designed by certified nutritionists. The menu includes popular heart-healthy dining choices, such as a low-fat turkey burger, a low-fat, low-sodium grilled chicken sandwich, all-natural black bean veggie burger, portobello mushroom burger, and a fresh fruit cup. The menu also regularly features JERSEY FRESH menu items made from produce grown in the Garden State. Each affordably-priced item includes calorie count and other nutritional information.
 
New to the menu is the Acai Bowl packed with nutrient-rich ingredients that serve up vitamins and minerals. 
 
Beverage options include Powerade Zero, Honest Tea, and Dasani Water.
 
“This is a great partnership that gives our fans healthy options at the ballpark,” said Somerset Patriots President/General Manager Patrick McVerry. “We offer several different types of food throughout the ballpark and realize that sometimes people want something a little healthier. The Horizon Healthy Plate Concession Stand helps provide our fans and their families with that option,” said McVerry.
 
About Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, the state’s oldest and largest health insurer is a tax-paying, not-for-profit health service corporation, providing a wide array of medical, dental, and prescription insurance products and services. Horizon BCBSNJ is leading the transformation of health care in New Jersey by working with doctors and hospitals to deliver innovative, patient-centered programs that reward the quality, not quantity, of care patients receive. Learn more at www.HorizonBlue.com. Horizon BCBSNJ is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association serving more than 3.8 million members.
 
The Somerset Patriots led the Atlantic League in attendance and made their 14th appearance in the playoffs last season. The Somerset Patriots will welcome their 7,000,000th fan in their 20th season at TD Bank Ballpark in 2018.  Tickets are now on sale for the 2018 Season presented by Ford beginning at home on Friday, April 27th. For more information, please visit www.somersetpatriots.com.