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Health & Wellness Tips

Written by our Nutritionists, we focus on ensuring you’re living a balanced lifestyle that offers a flexible, livable approach to health and wellness. You’ll not only learn how to experiment with fresh products and how to get your kids involved in the kitchen - we'll also give you valuable advice on how to choose more nutritious foods.

Go Further with Food

Go Further with Food

March is National Nutrition Month®! This March, with a theme of “Go Further with Food,” we have great tips to help you eat nutritiously throughout the day!

The food choices you make have a significant impact on your energy levels. Go further each day by fueling your body with the right foods and focus on making meals at home. Include whole foods in your meals like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy and lean proteins. These food choices provide you with vitamins, minerals, protein, and fiber that you need to stay energized and healthy. Go further with your food choices each day with these simple tips:

Start your day with a nutritious, energizing breakfast

A balanced meal will help you stay satisfied during the day, help your waistline, and improve your concentration and memory. Opt for whole grain options such as Overnight Oats or lean protein from an Egg and Avocado Breakfast Wrap. Both will give you energy and staying power for the entire morning.

Eat every few hours

This will keep your energy up and make you less likely to overeat at your next big meal. Pair fruits and veggies with a source of protein for a complete snack like these: Vegetables and hummus dip, cheese stick and fruit, or yogurt with toppings such as a Fresh Fruit Yogurt Parfait.

Reach for a healthy afternoon snack

If you’re feeling hungry or sleepy in the afternoon, instead of reaching for sweets, reach for a healthy snack like Peanut Butter n Granola Apple Sandwiches. The combination will give you an energy boost for the afternoon and keep you satisfied until dinner.

Add at least one fruit or vegetable to each meal and snack

Adding fruits and veggies to your meals gives you the fiber to keep you feeling full and the nutrients you need to stay healthy. Try one-meatless meal each week like Vegetarian Chili Tacos or Quinoa and Black Bean Salad. It’s a tasty way to make sure you get enough veggies each day.

Stay hydrated

Your body needs plenty of water to stay energized and to keep your body functioning its best. Water, unsweetened hot or iced tea, or fruit infused water like Fruit Green Tea are great choices. Keep a water bottle with you during the day. It’s an easy way to help you stay hydrated.

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Our Nutritionists

Put your health in good hands with our Nutritionists. They are here to help you and your family stay well and make better food choices. Look for them as your shop, attend a class, or schedule a private consultation to discuss your nutritional needs. Read their bios and contact information as well as find their class schedules here.

Julie Hersey,

Stop & Shop

Hi! I’m Julie Hersey, MS, RDN, LDN, the Nutritionist for Stop & Shop. I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, licensed in Massachusetts and have been studying nutrition for over a decade. I received a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from Syracuse University, and completed the dietetic internship and a Master of Science in Allied Health Sciences from the University of Connecticut. I was born and raised in the Boston area surrounded by my big Greek family, so it is safe to say that I love everything about food, family and living a balance lifestyle.

It’s true – you are what you eat! And what you put into your shopping cart each week matters, making the grocery store a perfect place to start making small changes towards better health. Whether you a learning to manage a medical condition, confused by food labels or just seeking recipe inspiration, I am here to help guide you. My nutrition advice is practical, evidence-based, and tailored to keep health at the top of our customers list.

Need more nutrition guidance? Just ask Julie!

Email her at [email protected] or call to talk 617-770-7155

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Healthy Kids

Join Stop & Shop in our mission to help kids learn healthy ideas that last a lifetime with two kids nutrition programs

Passport to Nutrition

Curriculum for Teachers & Parents

Passport to Nutrition will help your kids, ages 8-12, learn about the importance of nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. The kit shares fun ways to get moving and eat right with interactive games and activities

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Store Tours

These free, hands-on store tours help kids learn about making healthy choices through good nutrition. Our guided store tours take kids grades PreK-6th throughout our grocery aisles to discover healthy ideas.

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