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March: ShopRite of Hackensack Celebrates National Nutrition Month
Free Programs Include Health Screenings, Cooking Classes, Recipe Demonstrations and More
HACKENSACK, N.J., March 1, 2017 – ShopRite of Hackensack, an Inserra Supermarkets store, is hosting a variety of free nutrition and wellness events throughout the month of March, which is National Nutrition Month. The store’s registered dietitian, Alison Halpern, R.D., CHES, will lead the activities with easy-to-implement advice and instruction. The following programs are free, open to the public, held at Shoprite of Hackensack and do not require advance registration unless otherwise noted:
Sat., March 4 – Product Spotlight: Grainful, 2 – 4 p.m. Alison, ShopRite’s registered dietitian, will be sampling Grainful, which are all natural frozen entrees made with 100 percent whole grain steel cut oats.
Mon., March 6 – Adult Culinary Workshop, 6 – 8 p.m. Please note space is limited, and pre-registration is required at Customer Service. Join ShopRite’s registered dietitian, Alison, and Chef Vicki for a healthy meal. This month’s theme is “Irish Pub Grub.” The cost is $10 per person.
Wed., March 8 – Free Horizon NJ Health Screenings, 1 – 5 p.m. Horizon NJ Health will be offering FREE blood glucose and blood pressure screenings in their mobile health unit.
Wed., March 15 – Meal of the Week, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Stumped on what to cook for dinner? Stop by the Meal of the Week Station in the produce department for a recipe and all the ingredients you need to create a complete meal.
Thurs., March 16 – Kid’s Culinary Workshop, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Please note space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Little chefs will love this fun two-hour cooking class with ShopRite’s in-store dietitian Alison and Chef Vicki. This month’s theme is “Party for St. Paddy.” Cost is $20 for one child (with adult) plus $10 for each additional child.
Fri., March 17– Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Stop by the Dietitian’s Corner to celebrate St. Paddy’s with a healthy dose of greens.
Mon., March 20 – Product Spotlight: Grainful Frozen Entrees, 12 – 2 p.m. Stop by for a sample of Grainful, which are all-natural frozen entrees made with 100 percent whole grain steel cut oat. They’re perfect for a quick and healthy lunch or dinner.
Sat., March 25 – Free Mentoring Youth Community Health Fair, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. To be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Hackensack. Visit this neighborhood health fair to pick up some free giveaways and learn about the free nutrition services offered at ShopRite of Hackensack.
Sun., March 26– Product Spotlight: Grainful Frozen Entrees, 12 – 2 p.m. Stop by for a sample of Grainful, which are all-natural frozen entrees made with 100% whole grain steel cut oat. They’re perfect for a quick and healthy lunch or dinner.
Wed., March 29 – Whole Grain Sampling Day, 4 – 6 p.m. Stop by the Dietitian’s Corner to sample some of Alison’s favorite whole grains.
Thurs., March 30 – Free Kids Cooking Club, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Please note space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Little chefs are encouraged to play with their food in this fun, interactive, cooking class. For children ages 5-12. Call, e-mail or see Alison to register.
ShopRite of Hackensack is located at 500 South River Street, Hackensack, N.J. In addition to developing a full roster of store-based wellness programs, ShopRite’s in-store dietitians can serve as guest speakers/instructors at wellness events hosted by local organizations. For more information or to pre-register for a program, contact ShopRite of Hackensack’s Alison Halpern, R.D., CHES, at (201) 819-5015 or email Alison.email@example.com.