ShopRite Offers Free Cholesterol Screenings in February

February 09, 2016
Keasbey, NJ -- (Feb. 9, 2016) --  In honor of American Heart Month, ShopRite is providing free cholesterol screenings throughout February. Screenings are free and everyone is welcome. No appointments or fasting is needed.
 
“Heart disease is the nation’s number one cause of death. Getting screened and knowing your cholesterol numbers can save your life, which is why we’re proud to be offering this important preventative care service to our customers,” says Natalie Menza, Manager of Health and Wellness  at ShopRite, the largest supermarket cooperative in the country with more than 250 stores in the northeast. “Health and wellness initiatives remain a top priority for ShopRite, and our goal is to continue to provide our customers with the best available tools and information when it comes to their health.”

The cholesterol screenings are part of ShopRite’s ongoing commitment to providing a full suite of preventative care services to its customers, which include free flu shots, blood pressure monitoring stations, and (in most locations), dedicated in-store registered dietitians who are on hand to assist customers with all their health and wellness needs via personal consultations, store tours, educational services and group classes.

ShopRite began offering free cholesterol screenings in 2010, and screens approximately 18,000 people per year.

Additionally, ShopRite customers can also find a variety of healthy solutions in nearly every aisle, including fresh organic foods, vitamins and supplements. Specially designated areas with healthy or specifically curated products are located throughout the store. Prominent shelf tags highlighting specific attributes such “low sodium,” “heart healthy,” “lactose-free” or “gluten-free,” are also located prominently throughout the aisles.
For a complete listing of locations and dates of free cholesterol screenings visit
http://www.shoprite.com/cholesterol-screening/
 
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 more than $39 million to 1,700 worthy charities and food banks since the program began in 1999.  For more information, please visit www.ShopRite.com.
 
*Screening may vary by state and store. All tests are performed by licensed professionals. Additional restrictions may apply. Contact your local store for details.
 

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