QUINCY, Mass — Stop & Shop, a division of Ahold USA, hosted its third “Healthy Kids Summit” this week at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., home of the New England Patriots, which contributed a player to the event.
More than 300 local residents attended the summit, which provided information, advice and tips needed to live an overall healthier lifestyle. The summit included a panel discussion with Patrick Chung, New England Patriots safety, who shared his personal advice on healthy eating for athletic success; Ed Hurley, president of the Hockomock Area YMCA; and Julianna Valcour, school nutrition policy consultant for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Julie Menounos, in-store nutritionist at the Stop & Shop Chelmsford, Mass., store, moderated the panel.
“While growing up, exercise and healthy eating habits played a key role leading to the success of where I am today,” said Chung, in a statement. “Having the right resources and knowing what nutrients are important for your body is vital to a balanced lifestyle. Programs like the Healthy Kids Summit are a great way to share this knowledge with the community and I am thrilled to be a part of the event this year.”
“Stop & Shop aims to inspire and motivate families to make healthier food choices and, as a leading grocery chain, we are in a unique position to help customers do that as they shop our stores,” said Suzi Robinson, spokesperson for Stop & Shop New England Division.
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