ShopRite and New Jersey healthcare provider RWJBarnabas Health have partnered to launch a free nutrition and wellness education program available to children and families at ShopRite stores in New Jersey and beyond. Called “KidsFit at ShopRite,” the program’s goal is to prevent childhood obesity.
KidsFit at ShopRite is a free, six-session curriculum-based program taught by ShopRite’s team of in-store registered dietitians that provides children ages 7-10 and their families with ways to create simple, tasty recipes while discovering the nutritional benefits of different food groups.
Barry H. Ostrowsky, president and CEO of RWJBarnabas Health, said, “This partnership will allow both of our organizations to leverage resources to reach the youth of New Jersey and families and instill healthier eating and wellness habits. We are excited to partner with ShopRite to invest in health promotion, community outreach and overall wellness.”
KidsFit at ShopRite is an interactive program that features scavenger hunts through the stores, cooking classes, healthy recipes and nutrition and wellness tips for kids and families.
“We’re honored to work with RWJBarnabas Health to bring the award-winning KidsFit program to life in our stores,” said registered dietitian Natalie Menza-Crowe, director of health and wellness at ShopRite. “RWJBarnabas Health is a recognized leader in the healthcare industry and we’re proud to join forces with them to help fulfill our shared mission of working together to keep communities healthy. We strongly believe that KidsFit at ShopRite is a great program that will encourage and inspire lifelong healthy eating habits.”