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To encourage healthier eating choices, United Supermarket’s Market Street banner will hold its “Build a Better Basket Expo” at all locations from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Jan. 11-12, including dietitian-led store tours and free health screenings.
The expo will feature tools available to guests in-store, including “Dietitians’ Top Picks” shelf talkers, health tags and the NuVal Nutritional Scoring System, which educates guests on how to select nutritious foods. Demonstrations also will take place in-store throughout January.
“Our goal with this expo, and with many of our special events in 2014, is to help our guests make small changes to their food purchases which will allow them to build a better basket,” said Robin Hawkins, director of health and wellness for Lubbock, Texas-based United Supermarkets.
Expo stations will feature various dietitian-recommended products for guests to sample, including fruit- and vegetable-packed smoothies, light proteins and whole grain snacks. Additionally, Market Street pharmacists will provide screenings for blood pressure, blood sugar levels and cholesterol at no charge.
Market Street’s registered dietitians offer five different tours each month: Healthy Shopping 101, Easy Diabetes Shopping, Healthy Heart Cart, Hunt for Good Nutrition and Living Gluten and/or Dairy Free.
United operates 58 stores under four unique brands: United Supermarkets, Market Street, Amigos and United Express, along with subsidiary operations R.C. Taylor Distributing, Praters and Llano Logistics.