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November is Diabetes Awareness Month

As part of ShopRite’s continued commitment to providing free health and wellness services to its shoppers, the supermarket is offering a variety of free diabetes-themed educational classes, food demonstrations and store tours led by its team of over 100 in-store dietitians.

In addition, ShopRite’s team of in-store dietitians has put together some suggestions on how to make smart choices at the supermarket when managing diabetes, including:

  • Make friends with the produce section – There are countless ways to prepare fruits and vegetables so that they become a staple of your diet
  • Stay educated – Read nutrition labels and practice portion control
  • Don’t fear fruit! – Fruits contain carbohydrates but also have vitamins, minerals and fiber
  • Be adventurous – An easy way to create more healthful meals is by incorporating different kinds of whole grains, lean meats and fish into your weekly repertoire

According to the CDC, there are an estimated 30.3 million people living with diabetes in the U.S. About 84 million Americans ages 18 years or older have prediabetes. The ShopRite dietitian team 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.

For a schedule of Registered Dietitian led events taking place at ShopRite at Tulip and Bridge Streets, please follow this link.

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New ShopRite Looks Good

ShopRite Delivers on a brand new, friendly store.

The new ShopRite at Harbison Avenue, (Harbison Avenue and Bridge Street) is so clean, it shines.  We took a walk through on Sunday afternoon, March 25th to check it out and were pleasantly surprised.

It started out with the friendly greeting from the shopping cart jockeys at the door.  The bright, well it, wide aisles made a good impression.  The 2 sets of rest rooms was a first in any supermarket we have been too.  The wide range of what is available in this store made the trip enlightening.

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Downtown Frankford is still a food desert and this new store does not fill the gap left by the departure of the Thriftway, but it does add to your shopping options and is an easy hop down Bridge Street.  Take a look for yourself.

 

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Scam Warning

The Pigeon Drop or the Jamaican switch sound really colorful but they are names for cons that can easily swindle the unsuspecting out of thousands of dollars.  Two professionals have worked the job on at least one unsuspecting senior where they made contact at the ShopRite on Aramingo Avenue.

24th district police officers are investigating since they may have been captured on video surveillance.  The pair are a black male with a Jamaican accent who makes the initial contact and a black male who turns up later.

Beware of any stranger offering to double your money.  If it sounds too good to be true, it is.  If you encounter this pair, call 911.