Orange County celebrates National Nutrition Month

| 26 Mar 2018 | 12:58

WARWICK — Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus recognized National Nutrition Month with a group of dietitians from ShopRite stores throughout Orange County at ShopRite of Warwick on Monday, March 26.
“Taking responsibility for what we eat and how we exercise plays an important part in our overall well-being,” Neuhaus said in the press release detailing the event. “I appreciate that ShopRite’s dietitians continue to spread awareness about keeping Orange County residents can become healthy and more physically fit. National Nutrition Month provides ShopRite an opportunity to highlight the great services its dietitians provide year round.”
Neuhaus sampled a variety of exotic fruits, including strawberry papaya, pink dragon fruit, black mission figs, white eggplant and passion fruit with ShopRite’s dieticians and Tom Urtz, vice president of operations for ShopRite Supermarkets Inc. in the produce section of the Warwick store.
National Nutrition Month is an education and information campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The initiative, which began as a week-long event in 1973, focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.
The theme for the 2018 National Nutrition Month is “Go Further With Food.” Whether it’s starting the day off with a healthy breakfast or eating properly before an athletic event, the food choices people make are important.
ShopRite’s team of dietitians provides free nutrition programs to residents throughout Orange County, including grocery store tours, corporate wellness presentations, individual and family counseling and associate programs.
The dieticians can also assist residents with their diabetic and weight management needs.