Lucy Ciaramitaro

Lucy Shim-it-arrow for those of you scratching your head at my last name. I’m a recent grad from Central Michigan University and a lover of writing, Detroit and all things food.
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Enter the Pistons Kids Day Sweepstakes

Blue Cross and the Detroit Pistons are Offering Children Ages 8-12 A Chance to “Go to Work” on Gameday at Little Caesars Arena…

Kids Watching Pistons Game
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December #MIKidsCan Champions of the Month

Meet our December #MIKidsCan Champions of the Month, two student leaders from a Lansing #BuildingHealthyCommunities school!

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November #MIKidsCan Champion of the Month Hailey Reighard

Meet our November #MIKidsCan Champion of the Month and Turkey Day VIP winner, Hailey Reighard!

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#MIKidsCan Champion of the Month: Aiden Carrithers

Meet our #MIKidsCan Champion of the Month who spent opening night at Little Caesars Arena on the ice with the Detroit Red Wings!

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September #MIKidsCan Champion of the Month: Reed Vanderlugt

Meet our September Champion and Iceman Cometh Contest Winner, Reed Vanderlugt!

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#MIKidsCan Champion of the Month: Racing Back to School with Max Zigterman

Meet Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan's August #MIKidsCan Champion of the Month, Max!


Your Guide to Safely Viewing the 2017 Solar Eclipse in Michigan

A total solar eclipse is expected to span across 14 states in the U.S. for the first time since 1918. Here's how to safely view it in Michigan.

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June #MIKidsCan Champion of the Month: Lilly Groth

Meet Blue Cross' June #MIKidsCan Champion of the Month, 13-year-old Lilly Groth.

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May #MIKidsCan Champion of the Month: Logan Yang

When he’s not busy with school or sports, Logan Yang, 13, takes pride in giving back to his community.

Logan Yang
Food and Recipes

Learning How to Make Homemade Gnocchi {GALLERY}

Curious to know the magic behind this staple Italian dish? See photos from our experience making our own with the help of Andiamo.

man and a woman rolling gnocchi
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#MIKidsCan Champion of the Month: Naiya Krispin

Some third-graders shy away from a challenge, but not our April #MIKidsCan Champion of the Month, Naiya Krispin.

Naiya Krispin
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Be Our Guest: 5 Healthy Party Planning Tips from a Dietitian

Avoid the “pizza panic” at your next get together with these simple tips from registered dietitian Grace Derocha.

party planning tips
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#MIKidsCan Champion of the Month: Caleb Neubecker

Meet the Blue Cross Blue Shield #MIKidsCan Champion of the month, Caleb Neubecker of Mount Pleasant, Michigan.

Caleb Neubecker
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#MIKidsCan Champion of the Month: Nolan Krause, Dedicated at Heart

Meet Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s February #MIKidsCan Champion of the Month, Nolan Krause and learn what he’s overcome to be healthy.

#MIKidsCan Champion of the Month: Nolan Krause
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#MIKidsCan Champion of the Month: Staying Active With Remington Lowing

Learn more about the dedicated 10-year-old who is our January #MIKidsCan Champion of the Month.

Remington Lowing
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#MIKidsCan Champion of the Month: Rory Sirrine and the Power of Positivity

Rory Sirrine, age 11, is the December #MIKidsCan Champion of the Month after inspiring her father as he battled cancer. Read her story here.

#MIKidsCan Champion of the Month
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The Pumpkin Spice Latte Blind Taste Test

We put the original Pumpkin Spice Latte up against a healthier version and had a blind taste test. Guess which one won?

pumpkin spice latte taste test
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What to Expect on Your First Visit to a Michigan Farmers Market

A Healthier Michigan team member Lucy shares tips from her first visit to a Michigan farmers market. Here’s what she discovered.

Farmers market vegetables

Learning to Love Your Body: A 20-Something’s Lifestyle Change

This 20-something has a message for college students: Bad eating habits, drinking and lack of exercise now does more long-term damage than you may think.

love your body

#MIKidsCan Champion of the Month: Arianna Maldonado

Our September champion is a deserving seven-year-old who’s committed to living an active, healthy lifestyle. Meet Arianna Maldonado.

Arianna Maldonado

JA Finance Park Celebrates 10 Years of Helping Students Begin to Budget

Celebrating 10 years, the Quicken Loans JA Finance Park empowers young people to find economic independence and better understand the complex world of finance.

JA Finance Park
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Freezer Meals for Busy Parents

Make a huge batch of these meals and stockpile them for later. Your hungry family will thank you.

Freezer meals for busy parents
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Hassle-free Meals for Summer Playdates

Making meals for a bunch of kids doesn’t have to take up a lot of time.

Meals for summer playdates

Long Distance Swimming: The Keys to Success

Ryan Rayner shares insights on long-distance swimming. Learn a few key principles from a pro to make you the best long-distance swimmer you can be.

Keys to Long Distance Swimming
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From coffee to tea: Miserable or miraculous?

The very well-known debate of coffee versus tea has been put to the test. Learn how switching from coffee to tea affected one individual in the workplace.

switching from coffee to tea

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