ShopRite of West Nyack, an Inserra Supermarkets store, will host an array of free nutrition counseling and wellness events throughout the month of May. The store’s registered dietitian, Jaclyn Padovano, R.D., C.D.N., will lead each of the offerings and provide easy-to-implement advice. All programs are free, open to the public, held at ShopRite of West Nyack and do not require advance registration unless otherwise noted:

Sat., May 6 – Top Ten Picks: Seeds and Fruit, 2 – 3 p.m. Throughout May, registered in-store dietitian Jackie will feature demonstrations of her “Top Ten Healthiest Food Picks.” Stop by for information and a recipe featuring seeds, a nutritious protein source, and fruit, a high fiber carbohydrate.

Fri., May 12 – Mother’s Day Mania: Legumes and Eggs, 2 – 4 p.m. Join Jackie for a legume and egg themed demo that will feature a great recipe idea for Mother’s Day weekend.

Wed., May 17 – Top Ten Picks: Yogurt and Nuts, 2 – 4 p.m. Who knew such a simple snack could be so satisfying and so good for you? In-store dietitian Jackie will be providing shopping tips to help find the best “yogurt and nut duo.”

Thurs., May 18 – Adult Culinary Workshop, 6 – 8 p.m. Please note space is limited and advanced registration is required. Join Jackie and Chef Melissa in creating a healthy and delicious meal centered on the theme “Season’s Bounty.”  This fun and informative class will feature a menu of light, fresh ingredients. The cost is $20 per person.

Sun., May 21 – KeVita Kombucha Demo, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Treat your gut to healthy probiotic-rich kombuchas. KeVita will be providing samples and information about their products.

Tues., May 23 – Meal of the Week Demo, 4 – 6 p.m. In-store dietitian Jackie will provide samples of this week’s Meal of the Week recipe, while supplies last. The meal of the week cart, located in the meat department, features a recipe with all the necessary ingredients.

Thurs., May 25 – Top Ten Picks: Avocado and Quinoa, 6 – 8 p.m.  This week’s dietitian top ten choices are avocado and quinoa. Stop in for recipe ideas and to try these two nutrition powerhouses paired in a delicious and simple meal.

Fri., May 26 – Produce Pick, 4 – 5 p.m.  Looking for ideas on how to incorporate new vegetables and fruits from our produce department into recipes? Stop by the dietitian’s office for information and recipes for this week’s produce pick.

Tues., May 30 – Kid’s Culinary Workshop, 5 – 7 p.m. Please note space is limited and advanced registration is required. This month’s culinary workshop focuses on “Super Seeds” and will feature three seed-inspired recipes. Join Chef Melissa and in-store dietitian Jackie for a hands-on class and learn how seeds can be part of a kid-friendly meal. The cost is $20 per person.

ShopRite of West Nyack is located at 243 East Route 59 in West Nyack, N.Y. For more information or to pre-register for a program, contact ShopRite of West Nyack’s Jaclyn Padovano, R.D., C.D.N. at 551-427-6802 or via email at

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