Category: Health & Wellness

Fight the Flu!

  Flu Season Is Almost Here! Roll up your Sleeves and Fight the Flu! With flu season quickly approaching, it is time to start thinking about getting your flu vaccine. It is estimated by the CDC that the flu results in between 9.2 million and 35.6 million illnesses each year in the United States. Only approximately 47% of people got…

Keep Your Food and Family Safe This Summer!

Keep Your Food and Family Safe This Summer! After a long winter and cool spring, temperatures are finally warming up making everyone eager for outdoor picnics and barbecues. While these temperatures are ideal for that, they also provide a perfect environment for bacteria and other pathogens in food to multiply rapidly and cause foodborne illness. You can help prevent harmful…

Raise a Glass to Dairy Month

Raise a Glass to Dairy Month! Ellie Wilson, MS, RDN  Senior Nutritionist June 1st is a holiday for our dairy farmers – it is World Milk Day, and kicks off the annual celebration of Dairy Month and all that dairy brings us! Full of flavor and nutrients, packed with protein, familiar and affordable, wholesome dairy brings richness to so many…

How Peanut Butter Met Jelly

How Peanut Butter Met Jelly Ellie Wilson, MS, RDN, CDN April 2nd is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Day! The peanut butter and jelly sandwich is a lunchbox icon, enjoyed by generations. Just as iconic are two of the brands America has grown up with – Skippy Peanut Butter, and Welch’s Concord Grape Jelly. How they got together went…

Happy Hydrating with 2Natural Blends!

Happy Hydrating with 2Natural Blends! Ellie Wilson, MS, RDN Senior Nutritionist Water is essential – we cannot live without it. Our bodies feel and function best when well-hydrated, and water is the top pick to meet that need. We also need water to support good performance in sports or any physical activity. But, we struggle to stay hydrated – busy…

Mussel Magic in March

Mussel Magic in March Ellie Wilson, MS, RDN, CDN  Senior Nutritionist March is warm and cold, sunny and snowy, cloudy and clear – every day is different.  As schedules heat up, having something easy on hand for a warm lunch or dinner is always a good idea. Pier 33 Mussels are frozen fresh and go from freezer to skillet. Easy…

Shingrix, The New Shingles Vaccine is Here!

Shingrix, The New Shingles Vaccine is Here! Written by Kim DeMagistris, PharmD, RPh Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator, Price Chopper/Market 32 Supermarkets You may have heard about the shingles vaccine and wondered, “Should I get this new vaccine?” or “Do I need the new vaccine if I already received Zostavax?” Shingles is a painful rash that develops in about 30% of people.…