September: ShopRite of Lyndhurst Hosts National Cholesterol Education Month and Fall Wellness Events
Throughout the month, ShopRite of Lyndhurst, an Inserra Supermarkets store, will host a wellness series of free events.
Thurs., Sept 4, 11, 18 & 25 - Walking Club, 8 a.m. Looking for a way to exercise and beat the unpredictable weather of September? Join this weekly walking club for a one-mile trek throughout the store. The starting line is the Dietitian's Corner. Membership cards and prizes are awarded to all participants.
Fri., Sept. 5 - Get the Facts on Flax, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Learn simple tips and tricks for how to incorporate flax into your diet for a heart-healthy lifestyle.
Sat. & Sun., Sept. 6 & 7 - Gluten and Allergy Free Festival, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Visit your Inserra in-store dietitian team at the Meadowlands Expo Center, 355 Plaza Dr.,
Mon., Sept. 8 - Go Nuts for Heart Health: Nut Butter Tasting, 1 - 3 p.m. Stop by the Dietitian's Corner to try fun, flavorful nut butters and learn how this heart-healthy condiment can enhance your well-being.
Mon., Sept. 8 - Free Cholesterol Screening, 4 - 8 p.m. Knowing your numbers is a great first step toward preventing or controlling heart disease. Learn some heart-healthy habits too.
Mon., Sept. 15 - Heart-y Cooking Class, 2 p.m. & 5 p.m. Learn easy-to-incorporate heart-healthy cooking methods for preparing a delicious meal. Pre-registration is required.
Wed., Sept. 17 - Exercise Extravaganza, Strength Class 5 - 5:45 p.m., Zumba Class 6 - 6:45 p.m. ShopRite of Lyndhurst and Ultra Fitness are partnering to combat heart disease and fight hunger in this Partners in Caring fundraiser. Fee: $5 donation to Partners in Caring per exercise class, plus the purchase of canned goods to use as weights and then donate to a local food pantry. Raindate: Wed., Sept. 24.
Thurs., Sept. 18 - Cooking Class with Chef Joe, 1 p.m. Learn from our very own culinary team of Chef Joe and dietitian Julie how to cook up a healthy dish tonight. Recipe cards will be available. Pre-registration is required.
Fri., Sept. 19 - High Fiber Friday, noon - 2 p.m. Remain fit and full with fiber. Stop by the Dietitian's Corner for the latest high-fiber finds and "how to" tips for increasing fiber intake.
Fri., Sept. 19 - LiveRight with ShopRite Kids' Day Cooking Class (ages 6 and up), 4 - 4:45 p.m. & 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. Youngsters can create and try new things while preparing a simple, healthy snack. Recipe cards will be distributed to all participants. Pre-registration is required.
Thurs., Sept. 25 & Tues., Sept. 30 - Produce Pick, 11 - 1 p.m. Each week's produce pick will be the "star" of a new dish prepared by the dietitian. Stop by for a sample and recipe!
Tues., Sept. 30 - Veggie Power Cooking Class, 3 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. Going meatless once a week improves heart health and doesn't mean sacrificing taste. Learn how to prepare a vegetarian meal that is delicious and nutritious. Pre-registration is required.
ShopRite of Lyndhurst is located at 540 New York Ave. in Lyndhurst, N.J. In addition to developing a full roster of store-based wellness programs, ShopRite's retail dietitians can serve as guest speakers/instructors at wellness events hosted by local organizations. For more information or to pre-register for a program, contact ShopRite of Lyndhurst's Julie Harrington at (201) 419-9154 or email Julie.harrington@