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Inserra Supermarkets
20 Ridge Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430

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Release Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Media Contact: Evelyn Weiss Francisco (201) 796-7788

Free Nutrition Services and Programs Now Available to Customers and Local Community Organizations

NORTHVALE, N.J., Aug. 19, 2014 – Inserra Supermarkets has announced the appointment of Samantha Pappas, R.D., who will be providing nutrition counseling and programming at its ShopRite of Northvale store. ShopRite's retail dietitian program is designed to provide 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 are pleased to welcome Samantha to her new role, where she will continue her commitment to educating and advising customers regarding wise nutrition choices that contribute toward feeling good, managing a health condition, or both," said Lindsey Inserra, vice president of corporate health and wellness.

Pappas earned a bachelor's of science degree in Nutritional Sciences, with a minor in Kinesiology, from The Pennsylvania State University. Her areas of specialization include weight and diabetes management, as well as heart-healthy nutrition and food intolerances. She completed a dietetic internship with Adagio Health in Pittsburgh Pa., with an emphasis on the business approach to community nutrition. Pappas also interned with a food service management company as well as Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, where she fulfilled rotations in food service management and clinical work.

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. Recent program offerings at ShopRite of Northvale have included a Right for Tonight Dinner Demo, Fresh Food Fast, High-Fiber Fridays, Sammy's Samplings and Produce Picks.

Inserra Supermarkets is widely acknowledged as a good corporate citizen dedicated to making life better for local residents. One upcoming 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. 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.

ShopRite of Northvale is located at 246 Livingston St., in Northvale, N.J. For more information about upcoming programs or to partner with ShopRite for a community event, contact ShopRite of Northvale's Samantha Pappas, R.D., at (862) 377-3177 or email Samantha.pappas@wakefern.com.