The expERIEnce Children’s Museum is pleased to announce a significant investment in the new Children’s Museum from Highmark Health. This donation will go towards Erie Eats – a new imaginative play diner included in the museum’s child-sized town.
Erie Eats is a small diner for children with an international flair, highlighting varying cuisines from different destinations and countries.
Children can make their own role-play meals in Erie Eats, learn what goes into cooking a meal and how fun it is to make a healthy meal in the fully equipped exhibit.
Erie Eats will include a full play kitchen with a monitor that allows children to watch fun cooking lessons and position themselves in a scene that highlights the country from which the food their cooking comes.
“We are extremely grateful for Highmark Health’s generous support with this major donation and for their belief in this project with their commitment to lifelong health and learning,” Ainslie Brosig, Executive Director of the expERIEnce Children’s Museum said.
According to Highmark Vice President of Regional Markets, Jim Teed, the sponsorship of Erie Eats goes hand-in-hand with the organization’s commitment to healthy nutrition in the northwest Pennsylvania community, which includes ongoing support of the Second Harvest Food Bank.
“It is never too early to start teaching children the importance of healthy nutrition and to help them learn about cooking and preparing good meals,” said Teed.
Highmark Health’s commitment continues at AHN Saint Vincent Hospital, where the AHN Healthy Food Center recently opened, offering free healthy foods to patients.
“With Erie Eats, we can engage children in the excitement of cooking and preparing healthy meals very early on, and kids will have a great time learning these important lessons in Erie Eats,” said Dr. Chris Clark, President of AHN Saint Vincent, part of Highmark Health and Allegheny Health Network.