Called “Ritzman Revives,” the in-store seminars will begin on June 13 with a four-part series dubbed “Food Is Medicine,” which will spotlight the importance of a healthy diet in improving health care outcomes.
Ritzman said the Food Is Medicine workshops will be held through September at Buehler’s Fresh Foods stores in Wadsworth, Wooster, Canton and Medina, Ohio, where the drug chain operates the pharmacy department. In each session, a Ritzman pharmacist will hold a 30- to 40-minute discussion, followed by an interactive walk-through of the Buehler’s store to identify healthy foods.
Topics in the evening workshops will include diabetes management (June 13 in Wadsworth), cholesterol (July 19 in Wooster), hypertension (Aug. 15 in Canton) and weight management (Sept. 20 in Medina). Admission to the workshops costs $19.99 per person, and customers can register in-store or online at RitzmanRx.com/Revives.
“In our practices, pharmacists frequently field questions from consumers about ways they can boost their energy levels, or how they can maintain a desired weight through healthier eating,” Ritzman director of marketing Christina Cyrus said in a statement. “Many people take medications that may deplete the body of important nutrients, causing low energy. As part of our mission, this program will individually educate patients on smart choices that replenish nutrients and work to re-energize our communities.”
The Revives program also will include a new service to help customers use biometrics for energy replenishment, Ritzman said. Launching in late summer, the service will include blood pressure checks by a pharmacist, energy assessments, and energizing products and tools. Participants will receive a Revives tote bag, an activity and sleep tracker, a Revives fitness rally towel, a water bottle with hydration tracking tool, $20 off one Revives energy essentials product, free admission to one Revives Food Is Medicine workshop and a donation toward a charity of their choice.
Ritzman noted that the Revives workshops follow its “Ritzman Restores” community events, which were aimed at promoting holistic health by helping customers “get some balance back.”
Overall, Ritzman operates 24 pharmacy locations in northeastern Ohio, including nine in Buehler’s stores.