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American Heart Month

ShopRite Celebrates American Heart Month with Tips and Recipes from Registered Dietitians

In celebration of American Heart Month, ShopRite’s Registered Dietitians are helping customers learn about heart-healthy foods and recipes, and continuing to offer free comprehensive nutrition services like one-on-one counseling, grocery story tours and product samplings. Plus, during the month of February, customers can download a recipe book filled with meal ideas that can easily fit into a heart-healthy diet at

“We’re committed to letting our customers and associates know that even modest changes to diet and lifestyle can improve heart health and lower risk for heart disease,” says Natalie Menza-Crowe, RD, MS, Wakefern’s Director of Health and Wellness. “As part of our ongoing health and wellness programs, we’re excited to present a recipe book filled with meal ideas that have been chosen by our chefs and dietitians that can easily fit into a heart-healthy diet.”

Shoppers can pick up the free recipe book at the office of their local in-store ShopRite dietitian (while supplies last), or download a copy at

Menza-Crowe says managing your diet, keeping fit, and watching your blood pressure are just a few important to-dos when it comes to taking care of your heart. Below, she shares a few other ways to be heart healthy during the month of February – and all year round.

  • Eat more ‘good’ fats. “Avocados are a great example of a heart healthy fat that can add flavor and nutrition to nearly any meal.”
  • Incorporate whole grains (and more fiber) when you can. “There’s a whole world of whole wheat breads and pastas out there. If you’re just starting to incorporate whole grains into your diet, try mixing whole wheat and regular pasta into one dish.”
  • Enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables. “If you don’t have time to get to the store as often as you’d like, stock up on frozen fruits and veggies, and add them as needed to meals or, for fruits, try experimenting with smoothies.”
  • Limit added sugars. “Sugar can sneak up in places you’d never suspect. Being mindful of what you’re eating and drinking, and keeping an eye on food information labels is the easiest way to stay on top of your sugar consumption.”

Have more questions about ways to keep your heart healthy? Stop in the office of your local in-store dietitian, or reach out online with a question via ShopRite’s virtual dietitian chat – available by logging into


About ShopRite

ShopRite is the registered trademark of Wakefern Food Corp., a retailer-owned cooperative based in Keasbey, NJ, and the largest supermarket cooperative in the United States. With 279 ShopRite supermarkets located throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland, ShopRite serves more than six million customers each week. Through its ShopRite Partners In Caring program, ShopRite is dedicated to fighting hunger in the communities it serves. Since the program began in 1999, ShopRite Partners In Caring has donated nearly $50 million to food banks that support more than 2,100 worthy charities. As a title sponsor of the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer, ShopRite has donated $34 million to local organizations, hospitals and community groups. For more information, please visit


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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, 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.