ShopRite shows grocers how to do wellness
ShopRite is ramping up its wellness focus by hosting free diabetes-themed classes, food demonstrations and store tours led by its team of over 100 in-store dietitians.
“This month our team of over 100 trained registered dietitians is offering a wide array of classes, events and in-store food demonstrations focused on diabetes education,” said Natalie Menza-Crowe, RD, MS, Director of Health and Wellness at ShopRite. “For customers who have been diagnosed with, or are taking care of someone who is living with diabetes, we hope these interactive events will help them to lead healthier lives, and assist them with their nutritional questions, needs and concerns while managing this condition.”
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), there are an estimated 30.3 million people living with diabetes in the U.S. About 86 million Americans ages 20 years or older have prediabetes. In prediabetes, blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes.
While events vary from store to store, Menza-Crowe says that the ShopRite dietitian team also offers year-round free counseling sessions to assist customers who are looking for personalized assistance in managing diabetes, or other nutrition-related concerns. Customers can find out more information about diabetes-themed events happening at a ShopRite near them by visiting shoprite.com, or stopping in the office of their local dietitian.
ShopRite Pharmacies also offer a list of free diabetes medications with a valid prescription.