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March: ShopRite of Wallington Celebrates National Nutrition Month with Free Nutrition Counseling and Wellness Events

In-Store Dietitian Will Lead Workshops, Demos and More  

WALLINGTON, N.J., March 1, 2017 – This March, ShopRite of Wallington, an Inserra Supermarkets store, is hosting a variety of nutrition counseling and wellness events during National Nutrition Month. The in-store programs will be led by Dana C. McLaughlin, R.D., a registered dietitian 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:

Fri., March 3 – High Fiber Friday, 2 – 4 p.m. Trying to lose weight, lower your cholesterol or manage your blood sugar? Fiber can help! Stop by the Dietitian’s Corner for a sample of a high fiber recipe and learn more about how increasing your fiber intake can help meet your health and wellness needs.

Wed., March 8 – Produce Pick, 12 – 2 p.m. Did you know that 80% of Americans don’t meet their daily recommended intake of fruits and vegetables? Trying new or unique produce is a great way to increase intake. Dana will be featuring this week’s Produce Pick in a delicious and nutritious recipe. Stop in for a taste!

Fri., March 10 – Rethink Your Drink, 12 – 2 p.m. Drop by the Dietitian’s Corner for a sample probiotic-rich Kombucha drinks and learn about the unique health benefits of it as well as the variety of flavors.

Sat., March 11 and Sun., March 19 – Freezer Find Featuring Product Spotlight, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. March is National Frozen Food Month, and Dana will be in the Frozen Department sampling this month’s Product Spotlight: Grainful Meals. Made with a base of whole grain oats, these meals are uniquely delicious and convenient. Coupons will be provided.

Wed., March 15 – Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day, 5 – 7 p.m. Join Dana this St. Patrick’s Day and discover the many ways in which eating greens can benefit your diet. Recipes and samples will be available.

Thurs., March 16 – Power Up with Protein, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Eating protein-rich foods improves satiety and helps build lean muscle mass. Dana will be sampling Siggi’s Yogurt, which is packed with protein and low in added sugars. Stop in for a taste and coupons. 

Sat. March 18 – Snack Attack, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Satisfy your afternoon cravings in a nutritious way with fruit and vegetable-based snacks. Dana will be providing educational info on the basics of healthy snacking and offering samples of two produce-focused snacks – Crispy Greens and Veggie Fries. Coupons will be provided.

Mon., March 20 – Culinary Workshop for Kids, 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 Dana. This month’s theme is “Party for St. Paddy,” featuring a menu of pot of gold pesto pasta, green bean fries and green velvet pancakes. The cost is $20 per child with an adult and $10 per additional child.

Thurs., March 23 – Meal of the Week Sampling, 4 – 6 p.m. Stumped on what to cook for dinner? Stop by the Meal of the Week case in the Produce Department, where you can pick up a recipe and all the ingredients to create a complete meal.

Mon., March 27 – Adult Culinary Workshop Cooking Class, 6 – 8 p.m. Please note space is limited, and pre-registration at Courtesy Counter is required Join us in creating a healthy and delicious meal. This month’s theme is “Irish Pub Grub,” featuring a menu of Irish soda bread, beef and cabbage roll-ups and baked fish and chips. Cost is $20 per person.

Tues., March 28 – Free Snacking Classes for kids, two sessions: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. or 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Please note space is limited, and pre-registration at the Courtesy Counter is required. Dana, ShopRite’s in-store dietitian, will host two classes with healthy, tasty snacks and fun activities for kids ages 4 to 10.

Wed., March 29 – Whole Grain Sampling Day, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Join the celebration of National Whole Grain Sampling Day at ShopRite. Visit the Dietitian’s Corner to try a variety of nutritious and delicious whole grains, rich in fiber, B vitamins and irons. Lots of giveaways will be provided.

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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