With so many people home-bound because of the snow and cold weather, not to mention the coronavirus, Green Way Markets of Cross River, New York, a member of Allegiance Retail Services, is sponsoring a 30-Day Health Challenge to help prepare for spring. The challenge officially launched on Feb. 18 featuring Green Way’s own registered dietitian and nutritionist, Jacqueline Gomes, who is providing weekly tips, healthy recipes, and motivation.
Other features of the Health Challenge include recipe suggestions showcasing ingredients you’ve always wanted to use by renowned author and food journalist Jeff Gordinier; signed book giveaways such as “The Third Plate” by Dan Barber of Blue Hill at Stone Barns; and cookbooks by leading Westchester and New York chefs.
“Northern Westchester is an exceptional community to be part of,” said Tony Dispaltro, store manager of Green Way Markets of Cross River. “When we opened just before the pandemic, our customers expressed they wanted fresh seasonal produce, choice meats, wonderful items for their charcuterie boards and organic selections as part of what would create a great shopping experience. We intend to deliver just that and more as we become a family and invite everyone to take part in the 30-Day Health Challenge.”
Participation in the Health Challenge is free to all Green Way shoppers and will be via Facebook Live, led by Green Way’s Gomes, who will explain the challenge, how it will work, check-ins, where to find healthy recipes and more. For more details, downloads and to register, visit facebook.com/events/734547200785542/. Registration for the Health Challenge and giveaways will also be available at greenwaymarkets.com.
“The Health Challenge is designed to fit everyone’s needs,” said Gomes. “It will include weekly tips on preparing healthy meals and snacks, food logging, healthier food choices, facilitating change over time, easy ways to incorporate vegetables and personal rewards for making better choices that are not food-based. We will also have a weekly support and accountability meeting via Facebook Live for those interested.”
“I welcome you to join me in this Health Challenge. Let’s take this journey together,” said Dispaltro.
Green Way Markets of Cross River is located in the Orchard Square at Cross River, 20 N Salem Road.