December 11, 2014

In-Store Dietitians Bring Free Health and Wellness Services to ShopRite Customers

Flanders, NJ - (December 10, 2014) – To help customers live healthier lifestyles, four local ShopRite stores will now provide the services of an in-store dietitian.
DJ Romano, President of RoNetco Supermarkets, a family business that owns and operates seven ShopRite stores in northwest New Jersey, announced today that ShopRite stores in Hackettstown, Flanders, Succasunna and Byram now offer the free nutrition service to all customers.
“We are excited to add registered dietitians to our teams at ShopRite as part of our commitment to find new ways to better serve our customers and help them live healthier lives,” said DJ Romano.  “ShopRite is about families serving families. We are happy to add this service as a valuable resource for our associates and customers, to provide expert advice and support for their nutrition and health needs.”
ShopRite of Mansfield in Hackettstown (Rte 57W & Allen Street)- Julianna Manzo, RD
Ms. Manzo received her Bachelor’s of Science and completed her dietetic internship at Montclair State University. To make an appointment with Julianna, customers can call (908) 852-1200.
ShopRite of Flanders (90 Bartley Road) - Lydia Lelah, RD
Ms. Lelah received her Bachelor’s of Science from Rutgers University and completed her dietetic internship at College of St. Elizabeth. To make an appointment with Lydia, customers can call (973) 252-5160.
ShopRite of Succasunna (281 Rt 10, Roxbury Mall) - Eliza Feltimo, RD
Ms. Feltimo received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nutrition and completed her dietetic internship at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, PA.  She also works with the Kellyn Foundation, a non-profit organization, which strives to help school-aged children become healthier eaters and consumers. To make an appointment with Eliza, customers can call (973) 584-1322.
ShopRite of Byram (90-80 Route 206N) - John Pagano, RD
Mr. Pagano received his Bachelor’s of Science from Michigan State University and completed his dietetic internship at College of St. Elizabeth. To make an appointment with John, customers can call (973) 448-9770.
As the new Retail Dietitians for ShopRite, these new associates can guide customers on a range of issues, from learning how to shop and prepare healthy meals, to proper nutrition for specific health conditions and dietary needs. They will host a series of in-store healthy cooking classes, provide tips on upgrading shopping lists and recipes with healthy alternatives, hold seminars on pantry makeovers, and even navigate the aisles with shoppers to decipher food labels and find ways to improve their diet.
Click here for a full listing of upcoming health events.
ShopRite’s Retail Dietitian team consists of more than ninety Registered Dietitians who service ShopRite stores in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland.  Together these Dietitians offer nutrition advice, meal planning, and diet modification for specific medical conditions.
All nutritional services are available to customers free of charge. 

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 more than 250 ShopRite supermarkets located throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland, ShopRite serves more than six million customers each week.  A long-time supporter of key community efforts, ShopRite is dedicated to fighting hunger in the communities it serves.  Through its ShopRite Partners In Caring program, ShopRite has donated $33 million to 1,700 worthy charities and food banks since the program began in 1999.  As a title sponsor of the LPGA’s ShopRite Classic, ShopRite has raised more than $27 million for local organizations, hospitals and community groups.  Progressive Grocer named ShopRite its 2011 Retailer of the Year and Supermarket News awarded ShopRite its 2011 Retail Excellence Award.  For more information, please visit www.ShopRite.com.

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