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Market Street Provides Encourages You to ‘Build a Better Basket’ This Weekend

To encourage smarter eating choices for family meals, Market Street will
hold its ‘Build a Better Basket Expo’ at all 12 Market Street locations from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 11, and Sunday, Jan. 12. Demonstrations also will take place in store the
entire month of January.

United Supermarket

At next weekend’s free event, guests will learn about all the resources and tools which Market Street provides its shoppers, such as dietitian-led store tours, free health screenings and nutritious food options. The expo also will feature the many tools available to guests right on the store shelves, including “Dietitians’ Top Picks” shelf talkers, health tags, and the NuVal™ Nutritional Scoring System, which educates guests on how to select nutritious foods. Created by an independent panel of nutrition and medical experts from universities and health organizations, NuVal is an easy-to-follow system that scores food and beverages based on nutritional value from 1 to 100; the higher the score, the higher the food’s overall nutrition.

United Supermarkets was the first grocer in Texas to implement the NuVal system.
“Our goal with this expo, and with many of our special events in 2014, is to help our guests
make small changes to their food purchases which will allow them to build a better basket,” said Robin Hawkins, MS, RD, LD, director of health and wellness for United Supermarkets, LLC, parent company to Market Street.

Expo stations will feature various dietitian-recommended products for guests to sample,
including fruit- and vegetable-packed smoothies, light proteins and whole grain snacks.
Additionally, Market Street pharmacists will provide screenings for blood pressure, blood sugar levels and cholesterol at no charge.

Market Street’s registered dietitians offer five different tours each month: Healthy Shopping 101, Easy Diabetes Shopping, Healthy Heart Cart, Hunt for Good Nutrition, and Living Gluten and/or Dairy Free. Kids’ tours also are offered on request.

In addition, the store’s health tag system is a recent addition to the price tag on the shelves, identifying products that fit in one or more categories: gluten-free, low sodium, 100 percent juice, heart healthy, whole grain, high fiber, sugar-free, low saturated fat, organic and Dietitians’ Top Pick.

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