In-Store Dietitian Brings Free Health and Wellness Services to ShopRite Customers
Keasbey, NJ - (July 2, 2015)
– To help customers live healthier lifestyles, ShopRite of Glen Burnie, MD, will now provide the free services of an in-store dietitian.
Larry Collins, President of Collins Family Markets, a family business that operates the ShopRite of Glen Burnie, announced today that Joanna Mackenzie, Registered Dietitian, has joined the organization. Ms. Mackenzie received her Bachelor of Science from Russell Sage College in Troy, NY. She completed her dietetic internship at Sage Graduate School and Albany Medical Center. Ms. Mackenzie received a Master of Science in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. She has certifications in Maternal and Child Health and Food Systems, the Environment and Public Health.
“We are excited that Joanna has joined our team at the ShopRite of Glen Burnie where she will provide exceptional service to our customers and help them to live healthier lives,” said Mr. Collins. “ShopRite is about families serving families. We are happy to add Joanna as a valuable resource for our associates and shoppers to support their nutrition needs. By taking the expert out of the clinic and directly into our stores, Joanna's nutrition advice can be easily accessed and immediately applied by ShopRite customers.”
As the new Retail Dietitian for the ShopRite of Glen Burnie, Ms. Mackenzie can guide customers on a range of topics, from educating shoppers about reading labels and making healthy food choices, to counseling on food allergies and special dietary needs. Ms. Mackenzie will develop recipes and host a series of in-store healthand wellness classes, conduct workshops on healthy cooking, navigate the aisles with shoppers to identify healthy food alternatives, and hold Q & A's to dispel food myths and find ways to improve their diet.
As part of ShopRite’s Retail Dietitian team, Ms. Mackenzie is one of 115 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. ShopRite is proud to be one of the first retailer-owned cooperatives to offer Retail Dietitian service since the program launched in 2006.
All nutritional services are available to customers free of charge. To make an appointment, customers can call (443) 572-0600.
ShopRite of Glen Burnie, MD, is conveniently located at 6716 Governor Richie Highway. The store is open Sunday-Saturday, 7am to 12am. The Pharmacy is open Monday-Friday, 8:30am-9pm; Saturday, 8:30am-6pm; and Sunday, 9am-5pm.
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 $38 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 $28 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