RWJBarnabas Health and ShopRite launch free in-store wellness classes for adults

ShopRite and RWJBarnabas Health are expanding their partnership to provide a new education program designed to help shoppers to manage their weight and improve their overall well-being. Titled, “Eat Well. Be Happy,” the six-week program will be offered free of charge to customers starting this month, and taught in-store by ShopRite’s team of registered dietitians.

This is the second program offered to ShopRite consumers as part of a joint initiative between the supermarket and RWJBarnabas Health, the state’s largest and most comprehensive health care system. In April 2017, ShopRite and RWJBarnabas Health first partnered to develop and launch “Hands-On Healthy Kids,” a free program that inspires lifelong healthy eating habits in children. The program is currently offered at select ShopRite locations across the Northeast.

Eat Well. Be Happy,” is based on a curriculum developed in tandem with nutrition experts and dietitians from RWJBarnabas Health, as well as the supermarket’s own team of dietitians. The classes are held on a rolling schedule, and available at all participating ShopRite locations across New Jersey. Customers can sign up by visiting shoprite.com.

Although both the kids’ and adults’ sessions are each six weeks long, participants can drop in at any point. While the kids’ classes feature scavenger hunts, cooking instruction, healthy recipes, and nutrition and wellness tips, the adult class focuses on a wide variety of topics, including successful goal setting techniques, meal planning tips, recipes ideas, label reading, and much more.

To find a participating ShopRite nearest you hosting classes, please visit www.shoprite.com

For more information about RWJBarnabas Health, visit www.RWJBH.org.