ShopRite Celebrates 10th Anniversary of In-Store Dietitian Services

KEASBEY, NJ (September 8, 2016) – ShopRite, operating more than 260 supermarkets throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland, announced today that it will officially celebrate the 10th Anniversary of its in-store Registered Dietitian program with a series of events, giveaways, health and wellness workshops, cooking demonstrations and more. The event kicks off September 10th and runs through the 19th at participating store locations. Event calendars are available at: http://www.shoprite.com/health-events/.
 
Ten years ago, ShopRite launched its in-store Registered Dietitian program to help shoppers make healthier food choices in the aisles. Today, with more than 130 Registered Dietitians servicing nearly 140 locations across the Northeast, ShopRite’s experts in health and wellness provide complimentary services such as one-on-one consultations, supermarket tours, support groups, weight management classes, cooking classes, product samplings and much more.  Additionally, ShopRite’s in-store Registered Dietitians work in the communities they serve by partnering with hospitals, doctors, libraries, schools, universities and non-profit organizations to conduct free workshops and seminars.

“When ShopRite launched its in-store Registered Dietitian program a decade ago, the idea of having a full-time health professional offering nutritional advice in the supermarket aisles was practically unheard of,” said Natalie Menza, Health & Wellness manager, and the first corporate dietitian hired by ShopRite.  “We are extremely proud of the difference that our Registered Dietitians have made in the lives of our shoppers.  Whether assisting with weight loss goals, changes in nutritional needs, helping to better understand food labels or simply finding a gluten-free option of their favorite snack, ShopRite’s goal is to educate and inspire our customers when it comes to their health and wellness needs – and we’re honored to be doing that within the communities we serve.”

ShopRite dietitan Jessica Guarnieri, right, helps a customer, Linda, read the nutrition label. Linda lost more than 45 pounds with the help of her ShopRite dietitian.
 
Members of the media are invited to attend the anniversary celebration, which will include photo and interview opportunities with the dietitians. For more information on how ShopRite is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of its in-store Registered Dietitian program, contact your local store or visit www.ShopRite.com.
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About ShopRite
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 260 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 $39 million to 1,700 worthy charities and food banks since the program began in 1999.  For more information, please visit www.ShopRite.com