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Release Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Media Contact: Evelyn Weiss Francisco (201) 796-7788
Registered Dietitian Counsels Consumers and Plans LiveRight Monthly Events
RAMSEY, N.J., April 23, 2014 – Sondra Tackett has been named the new registered dietitian for ShopRite of Ramsey, an Inserra Supermarkets store, where she will be providing nutrition counseling and programming. ShopRite’s retail dietitian program provides customers with a free wellness resource while they are shopping or planning meals. Each store also hosts a LiveRight calendar of events each month featuring healthy food and meal preparation tips for people of all ages.
“We welcome Sondra to the ShopRite of Ramsey and Inserra Supermarkets family,” said Lindsey Inserra, VP of Health and Wellness. “She is an integral part of our dietitian team and is committed to helping our customers benefit from everything our retail dietitian services have to offer,” said Lindsey Inserra, VP of Health and Wellness. “Sondra plays an important role in ensuring that today’s consumer stays health conscious and well informed by assisting the community we serve in making sound food and meal preparation choices.”
Tackett earned her bachelor’s degree from SUNY Oswego and a master’s of science in nutrition from Brooklyn College. Prior to joining to Inserra Supermarkets, she was a senior nutritionist with the New York City Department of Health’s Stellar Farmer’s Market Program, implemented to reduce rates of chronic illness by increasing fruit and vegetable consumption. She has extensive experience organizing nutrition education workshops and cooking demonstrations throughout New York City’s underserved neighborhoods. Tackett’s dietetic internship was served at Maimonides Medical Center, a 700-bed facility in Brooklyn with oncology, cardiac, neonatal, geriatric and stroke centers.
“My academic, professional and culinary background is rooted in empowering people to make healthy choices,” said Tackett. “I look forward to expanding upon this foundation to help ShopRite of Ramsey consumers set and realize their wellness goals through tasteful nutrition selections.”
Each month, dietitians at Inserra’s ShopRite supermarkets located throughout New Jersey and New York State host a series of events for the general public. In addition to small group and one-on-one counseling, they host healthy cooking classes, recipe demonstrations, pantry makeover seminars and in-store aisle tours. Each store also offers ready-to-heat heart-healthy Chef Express menu choices.
Inserra Supermarkets is widely acknowledged as a good corporate citizen dedicated to making life better for local residents. One recent activity includes ShopRite Partners in Caring, which challenges associates to band together as part of National Hunger Action Month to raise awareness and funds to alleviate hunger in their local communities. This year, two ShopRite of Ramsey associates, Greg Zackim and Vicky Galvez, were recognized for their efforts on a special-edition Cheerios box. The company also supports the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, based in Hillside, and Table to Table, the first food rescue program serving Northern New Jersey.
For more information about ShopRite’s dietitian services, visit www.shoprite.com/health-events/.