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May: ShopRite of Wallington to Host Health and Wellness Events

Inserra Supermarkets
20 Ridge Road
Mahwah, New Jersey 07430

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May: ShopRite of Wallington to Host Health and Wellness Events
Month’s Programming Includes Culinary Workshops, Kid’s Snacking Classes and More  

WALLINGTON, N.J., May 1, 2017 – ShopRite of Wallington, an Inserra Supermarkets store, is hosting a variety of free nutrition counseling and wellness events throughout the month of May. In-store programs will be led by the store’s registered dietitian, Dana C. McLaughlin, R.D., who will offer easy-to-implement advice and instruction. The following programs are free, open to the public, held at ShopRite of Wallington and do not require advance registration unless otherwise noted: 

Thurs., May 4 – Meal of the Week Sampling, 2 – 4 p.m.  Stumped on what to cook for dinner? Visit the Meal of the Week case in the produce department to pick up a recipe with all the ingredients needed to create a complete meal.

Fri., May 5 – Celebrate Cinco de Mayo, 1 – 3 p.m.  Stop by the produce department where registered in-store dietitian Dana will feature dishes centered on the amazing avocado, and learn how to incorporate this crowd-favorite fruit into recipes. Samples and coupons will be provided. 

Sun., May 7 – Gluten-Free Awareness, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month. Stop by the Dietitian’s Office where in-store dietitian Dana will be offering more information about celiac disease and distributing samples of gluten-free products available at ShopRite.

Fri., May 12 – Top Ten Pick: Almonds, 2 – 4 p.m. Almonds are packed with essential nutrients like omega fatty acids, protein and fiber. Stop by the Dietitian’s Office where Dana will be offering tips on how to incorporate almonds into meals and snacks. Recipes and samples will be provided.

Mon., May 15 – Kid’s Culinary Workshop, 5 – 7 p.m. Please note space is limited and advanced registration at the Courtesy Counter is required. Little chefs will enjoy this cooking class centered on the theme, “Super Seeds.” The menu will include spring rolls, chicken kabobs with pumpkin dip, and chocolate chip chia cookies. The cost is $20 per child with an adult, and $10 for each additional child.

Mon., May 22 — Adult Culinary Workshop Cooking Class, 6 – 8 p.m. Please note space is limited and advance registration at the Courtesy Desk is required. Create a healthy and delicious meal centered on the theme “Season’s Bounty.” Menu will include mixed berry gazpacho, grapefruit-caper salmon, wheat berries with blackberries and goat cheese, and angel food cake with mixed berry compote. Cost is $20 per person.

Wed., May 24 – Top Ten Picks: Blueberries and Greek Yogurt, 12 – 2 p.m. Greek yogurt is rich in probiotics, and blueberries are loaded with antioxidants and fiber. Stop by the Dietitian’s Office where Dana will be sampling a recipe containing both of these powerhouse foods.

Wed., May 24 – Free Kids Snacking Class, 3:30 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. Please note space is limited and advanced registration at the Courtesy Counter is required. Dana, ShopRite’s in-store dietitian, will be hosting two free kids’ snacking classes for youngsters ages 4-10. Each class will include healthy snacks and fun activities.

Sat., May 27 – Better-for-You BBQ, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Stop by the meat department where in-store dietitian Dana will be featuring lightened up recipes perfect for outdoor celebrations or weeknight meals. Samples will be provided.

Tues., May 30 – Produce Pick, 12 – 2 p.m. Visit the produce department where Dana, ShopRite’s registered in-store dietitian, will be featuring this week’s spring produce pick in a delicious recipe.

ShopRite of Wallington is located at 375 Paterson Ave., Wallington, N.J. In addition to developing a full roster of store-based wellness programs, ShopRite’s in-store dietitian can serve as a guest speaker/instructor at wellness events hosted by local organizations. For more information or to pre-register for a program, contact ShopRite of Wallington’s Dana C. McLaughlin, R.D., at (201) 819-9619 or email


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