KEASBEY, N.J. — November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and 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 a 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 shoprite.com, or stopping in the office of their local dietitian.