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ShopRite offers Free Programs In Honor of Food Day

Livingston ShopRite will be participating in the annual Food Day events.

As the Retail Dietitian for the ShopRite in Livingston, Christine Patorniti develops nutritional programs for the store and helps to serve the local community and schools.  She aims to provide nutritional information and guidance that can help influence better food choices.  In her role, Christine conducts grocery shopping tasting tours, runs interactive ‘kids-only’ programs, highlights specialty products for specific allergies and diseases, offers recipe and pantry makeovers and coordinates other health and wellness initiatives and nutritional programs for ShopRite customers.

In honor of Christine will be presenting several special programs this month.  Residents and non-residents are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

Food Day, sponsored by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, is a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food.  Last year, for the first time, over 2,500 events were held in all 50 states in homes, schools, congregations, farmers markets, restaurants, libraries, supermarkets and businesses.  Food Day is held on October 24, but efforts can be held anytime throughout the year.

Some of the events presented by Christine this month include:

Thursday, October 11, at 7 p.m.
Healthy Eating on a Budget
presentation by Christine Patorniti, ShopRite Dietitian.  Free community presentation through Township’s Senior & Adult Enrichment Program (at Community Center on Hillside).

Wednesday, October 24, at 1 p.m.
Healthy Eating on a Budget by Christine Patorniti, R.D., Livingston ShopRite Dietitian.  Free community presentation through Township’s Senior & Adult Enrichment Program (at Community Center on Hillside).

Christine received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Delaware, where she majored in Dietetics with a concentration in Weight Management. She completed her dietetic internship with Sodexo Food Service, working primarily at Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

As part of ShopRite’s Retail Dietitian team, Christine joins more than twenty-five Registered Dietitians who service ShopRite stores throughout Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.  Christine feels that eating healthy can be affordable & manageable as long as you have the correct support system & a great store that offers variety with realistic prices.  Come by and chat with her about your needs. 

Christine can be e-mailed at Christine.patorniti@wakefern.com or called at 973-740-2499.  Her other October events can be found here

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