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Free Healthy Food Tasting, Health Screening at Plainfield’s Rudilcia Market

PLAINFIELD, NJ— EZ Ride, The Plainfield Health Department, and Rutgers SNAP-Ed are partnering with Rudilcia Supermarket to host a free event for residents that features health screenings, nutrition education, and a fresh fruit smoothie tasting. The event will take place on Thursday, June 15 from 2:30 to 3:30 pm at Rudilcia Supermarket located at 846 East 2nd Street and is made possible due to a grant from the NJ Healthy Community Network and support from the NJ Healthy Corner Store Initiative.

Many communities do not have large grocery stores, and the local comer store is the primary destination for food shopping. The Healthy Comer Store Initiative was launched to support comer store owners committed to increasing the availability of healthy food options in their stores and encouraging customers to make healthier choices. Our primary goal is to help and teach students about healthy eating habits and to provide easy access to healthier after school snacks and drinks. We have therefore selected stores that are located near local schools to participate in the program.

In addition to Plainfield, EZ Ride is working with several comer stores in Long Branch and Asbury Park to assist owners to sell healthier foods at a profit. Rudi Torres, the owner of Rudilcia Supermarket, is concerned about the health of his customers, especially school children.

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Our healthy food tasting will help children and residents try an alternative to the high sugar or salty snacks. We will introduce healthy and nutritious recipes. Fresh fruit smoothies were chosen for our tasting event as they are high in Calcium and Vitamin D, and a good source of Potassium and Magnesium which are essential for heart health.

Nurses from the Plainfield Health Department will conduct the health screenings. Many residents do not have health insurance. They can receive important screenings and information about choosing foods and drinks that are low in saturated fat, sodium, and added sugar that could help lower blood pressure, blood glucose, and cholesterol.

Show your support for your local store that stocks heart healthy snacks by visiting Rudilcia Supermarket on Thursday, June 15 from 2:30 to 3:30 pm. Enjoy a free Heart Healthy Snack and get your blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol checked.

 

About EZ Ride

EZ Ride is a non-profit, public-private partnership with a mission to implement transportation programs and services that enhance the quality of life, regional mobility and economic opportunity while reducing traffic congestion and air pollution.

EZ Ride offers carpool, vanpool and employee shuttle programs as well as senior transportation, special transportation, and Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Monmouth, Passaic and Union Counties. To learn more, visit www.ezride.org or call 201-9394242.

About the New Jersey Healthy Corner Store Initiative

The New Jersey Healthy Comer Store Initiative is a partnership between The Food Trust, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The American Heart Association and the New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids that connects corner store owners and community partners with the resources they need to increase the availability of fresh fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods in corner stores throughout New Jersey. Visit http://njhealthycornerstores.heart.org/, www.njymca.org/main/healthy-corner-stores, or www.thefoodtrust.org.

 

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