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February: Get Heart Healthy with ShopRite of Ramsey’s Array of Nutrition Counseling and Wellness Event During American Heart Month

Happenings Include Culinary Workshops, Product Demos and More 

RAMSEY, N.J., Feb. 1, 2017 – This February, ShopRite of Ramsey, an Inserra Supermarkets store, is hosting a variety of free nutrition counseling and wellness events, including those focused on heart health during American Heart Month. The in-store programs will be led by Sondra Tackett, M.S., R.D., a registered dietitian who will offer easy-to-implement advice and instruction. The following programs are open to the public, held at ShopRite of Ramsey and do not require advance registration unless otherwise noted:

Mon., Feb. 6 – Free Cholesterol and Glucose Screenings, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Stop by to meet your Inserra ShopRite dietitian! We will be offering free cholesterol and blood glucose screenings, healthy food samples and lots of heart healthy information. No appointment necessary.

Thurs., Feb. 9 and 23 – Adult Culinary Workshop, 6 – 8 p.m. Please note space is limited, and pre-registration at the Courtesy Counter is required. Join Sondra, ShopRite’s in-store dietitian, and Chef Vicki in creating a healthy meal as part of our Culinary Workshop series. This month’s theme is “Modern Mediterranean,” featuring a menu of seared salmon and lentils, Brussels sprout skewers, beet salad and chocolate truffles. The cost is $20 per class.

Mon., Feb. 20 – Kid’s Culinary Workshop, 5 – 7 p.m. Please note space is limited, and pre-registration at the Courtesy Counter is required. Little chefs will enjoy creating a healthy and fun meal with ShopRite’s in-store dietitian Sondra and Chef Vicki. This month’s theme is “Adventures in Global Eating,” featuring a menu of Moroccan sweet potato and lentil cakes, Italian spaghetti pie and Greek rice pudding. The cost is $20 per child and adult pair and $10 per additional child.

Wed., Feb. 22 – Sweets for Your Sweetie, 2 – 4 p.m. Did you know dark chocolate is rich in heart healthy antioxidants? Stop by the Dietitian’s Corner to learn more and sample a recipe featuring this February favorite.

Sat., Feb. 25 – Dip It Good, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Dips, like hummus, are nutritious and deliciously simple. Stop by for samples at Sondra’s Dietitian Corner.

Sun., Feb. 26 – Free Vascular Screenings, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. ShopRite of Ramsey welcomes the Center for Vein Restoration of NJ! Stop by for a free vascular screening and pick up information on circulatory health too. No appointment necessary.

Tues., Feb. 28 – The Skinny on Fats, 4 – 6 p.m. Good, bad, healthy, unhealthy…which is which? Drop by the Dietitian’s Corner and get the facts on fats while enjoying a heart healthy sample and picking up recipes rich in Omega 3 fatty acids.

ShopRite of Ramsey is located at 2 Interstate Shopping Center in Ramsey, 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 Ramsey’s Sondra Tackett, M.S. R.D., at (201) 419-9160 or email


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