Want to eat healthy? ShopRite can help


ShopRite of Lyndhurst, an Inserra Supermarkets store, is hosting a series of nutrition and wellness events for February led by Julie Harrington, in-store registered dietician.

The programs are free and are being held at the Lyndhurst store, 540 New York Ave., for local residents. All programs are open to the public and do not require advance registration unless otherwise noted.

Here’s the list:

Julie’s Walking Club meets Thursdays at 8 a.m. for a one-mile trek through the store, starting at the Dietician’s Corner. Membership cards and prizes are provided to all participants. Julie’s Produce Pick will have ShopRite’s dietician mixing the week’s produce pick into a delicious new dish on Tuesday, Feb. 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. Stop by for samples and recipe cards.

Sweets for Your Sweetie provides free samples and a recipe for a dark chocolate concoction that’s rich in antioxidants on Thursday, Feb. 12, to mark Valentine’s Day.

Breakfast with the RD allows guests to start the day with a heart-healthy breakfast with ShopRite’s dietician on Monday, Feb. 16, from 8:30 to 10 a.m.

ShopRite Cooking Class: Heart-Healthy Edition provides a new dinner recipe featuring heart-healthy ingredients on Thursday, Feb. 19, at 1 p.m. Because space is limited, pre-registration is required. Try Something New by heading to the Dietician’s Corner to sample new items now available in ShopRite on Friday, Feb. 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Get the Skinny on Fats by dropping by the Dietician’s Corner to get all of the facts on fats on Monday, Feb. 23, from 10 a.m. to noon.

ShopRite Cooking Class: Wonderful Whole Grains Edition explains how to prepare a whole grain dish featuring tasty grains on Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 5:30 p.m. Space is limited so pre-register.

High Fiber Friday gives visitors to the Dietician’s Corner a chance to learn about fiber’s important role in heart health and how to meet fiber requirements in a delicious way on Friday, Feb. 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

LiveRight with ShopRite Kids’ Day Cooking Class offers little chefs ages 6 and up a chance to create and try new health foods on Friday, Feb. 27, starting at 4 p.m. Pre-register for this event.

ShopRite’s retail dieticians can also serve as guest speakers/ instructors at wellness events hosted by local organizations. For more information or to pre-register for a program, call Harrington at 201- 419-9154 or email her at Julie. harrington@wakefern.com.

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