National Nutrition Month and Registered Dietitians recognized across America
In 2006 ShopRite took the initiative to implement a unique health and wellness program to help its customers eat well and live a healthy lifestyle. ShopRite’s Retail Dietitian program has grown since then to include more than eighty in-store Registered Dietitians who provide their services to ShopRite customers completely free of charge. This year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics will recognize the efforts of America’s Registered Dietitian professionals on Wednesday, March 12th. ShopRite’s retail dietitian team will celebrate this special day with special events, in-store demonstrations and free giveaways throughout the month of March.
Natalie Menza, ShopRite’s Corporate Dietitian said, “With more than eighty retail Registered Dietitians, ShopRite is always looking at new ways to better serve customers and to help them live healthier lifestyles. Registered Dietitian Day is a great way to spread ShopRite’s wellness message and share tips and tricks for healthy living.”
A full listing of ShopRite events to celebrate Registered Dietitians Day, as well as March National Nutrition Month events, can be found at http://www.shoprite.com/health-events/.
As part of ShopRite’s commitment to helping its customers live healthier lives, an on-site registered dietitian is made available in select stores on a daily basis for customer consultation. Customers can take advantage of these services, which include, but are not limited to, personal nutrition, special diets for specific medical conditions, healthy alternatives in your favorite recipes, smarter shopping for healthier living and implementing more nutritious foods into everyday meals. Best of all, these services are completely free of charge!
ShopRite's registered dietitians also partner with various community organizations, such as the local youth organizations and food pantries, to teach kids and adults alike about the importance of a healthy lifestyle through store tours, cooking demos and in-store seminars.
ShopRite is the registered trademark of Wakefern Food Corp., a retailer-owned cooperative based in Keasbey, NJ, and the largest supermarket cooperative in the United States. With more than 250 ShopRite supermarkets located throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland, ShopRite serves more than six million customers each week. A long-time supporter of key community efforts, ShopRite is dedicated to fighting hunger in the communities it serves. Through its ShopRite Partners In Caring program, ShopRite has donated $33 million to 1,700 worthy charities and food banks since the program began in 1999. As a title sponsor of the LPGA’s ShopRite Classic, ShopRite has raised more than $26 million for local organizations, hospitals and community groups. Progressive Grocer named ShopRite its 2011 Retailer of the Year and Supermarket News awarded ShopRite its 2011 Retail Excellence Award. For more information, please visit www.ShopRite.com.