Thursday, April 23, 2015

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – Trying to eat healthfully sometimes isn’t as easy as it seems. In fact, an item that may seem nutritious and healthy may have ingredients hiding that are not that good for you.

What can you do? You can learn how to understand and navigate your local grocery store and become a savvy shopper.

Summit Health is offering free grocery store tours on Thursday, May 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Giant Food Store, 925 Norland Ave., Chambersburg.

The tours are led by a Registered Dietitian from Chambersburg Hospital. Participants will be able to ask questions, learn how to avoid grocery store pitfalls, and how to incorporate MyPlate into grocery shopping.

“We often tell patients to eat healthier, but what does that really look like and how can you make better decisions?” said Julie Charnosky, director of Food and Nutrition Services at Chambersburg Hospital.

“We wanted to take this opportunity to actually lead you through the grocery store and explain how to make better choices.”

Space is limited for the tour and registration is required. To register, call (717) 262-4472 or visit www.SummitHealth.org/ShopHealthy.

Summit Health is a non-profit network of hospitals and physician practices dedicated to building a healthier community.

As Franklin County's leading healthcare provider, Summit Health offers family care, specialists, lab and imaging services, a fitness center, urgent care centers, and two award-winning hospitals.

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