Stop & Shop hosts Healthy Kids event - The Packer

Stop & Shop hosts Healthy Kids event

08/20/2013 03:46:00 PM
Doug Ohlemeier

Stop & Shop Supermarkets continues to help fight childhood obesity, recently sponsoring its fourth Healthy Kids Summit.

Stop & Shop Healthy Kids eventStop & ShopPawtucket Red Sox player Tony Thomas teaches local kids how to hit a home run when it comes to exercise and nutrition at the Stop & Shop-sponsored Healthy Kids Summit at the team’s stadium in Pawtucket, R.I., Aug. 19. The program seeks to educate and inspire children and families to practice healthful eating habits.

The Aug. 19 event featured a panel of community and health leaders and included a trivia contest, an obstacle course and a mini health fair, attracting than 300 people, according to a news release.

“As a grocery chain with close ties to New England, Stop & Shop is committed to fighting childhood obesity by encouraging small, simple changes in fitness and eating habits that make a big impact,” Julie Menounos, a nutritionist for Stop & Shop’s New England division, said in the release.

Netherlands-based Ahold NV owns Stop & Shop.

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