Tuesday, September 13, 2016

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – A trip to the grocery store can seem like an athletic event. First you find a parking space, then wrestle for a cart and, finally, you must navigate stacks of displays filled with attractive prepackaged foods that promise satisfaction but will leave your health on empty.

You need stamina and shopping savvy to avoid nutritional pitfalls from product marketing and positioning. Get an edge on filling your cart with the foods intended to fuel it at Summit Health’s upcoming free Grocery Store Tour.

Held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Giant Food Store, 925 Norland Ave., the tour is intended for adults 18 and older. In addition to explaining shopping pitfalls and how to avoid them, the tour will also offer ideas on how to incorporate MyPlate into grocery shopping.

“We tell people they need to eat healthy and read food labels, but it can be difficult sometimes to know what really is healthy or what the labels actually mean,” said Summit Health Director of Food and Nutrition Julie Charnosky. “These tours give us the opportunity to lead participants through the grocery store and give examples of how they can make better choices for themselves and their families.”

Registration for the free Grocery Store Tour is required and space is limited. To register, call (717) 262-4472 or click here.