Tooele County Health Department and Macey’s Grocery Store to help Tooele County residents make healthier choices

Macey’s Opens Healthy Check Stand in Partnership with Tooele County Health

Tooele, UT, 2015-7-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tooele County Health Department and Macey’s Grocery Store have teamed up to help Tooele County residents make healthier choices. Macey’s first healthy check stand opened officially on Monday, offering fresh produce and healthy snacks to Macey’s guests rather than typical candies and snack foods.

“Tooele County has the highest obesity rate in Utah’s 13 local health districts, “ said Jeff Combs, Tooele County Health Executive Director. “Adults who are obese are at increased risk of health complications and dying from hypertension, high LDL cholesterol, type II diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke and osteoarthritis. Obesity is the second leading cause of preventable death in the United States.  By providing a healthy checkout lane alternative, Macey’s is contributing to an environment that promotes healthier food choices and lifestyle,” Rice said.

The check stand features “healthy footprints” leading guests to the healthy lane and offers a variety of produce, nuts, protein bars and more.

“We’re thrilled to open a healthy check stand,” said Jeff Rice, store director of Macey’s Tooele. “We’ve always carried a great variety of healthy options like fresh local produce and Full Circle, our natural and organic line. I think this check stand gives Macey’s another way to call attention to the variety of nutritious options we carry—and that’s exciting.”

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Media Contact:

Sarah Pettit
Public Relations Manager
801.916.1070
Scpettit@afstores.com

 

Resources:

For more information about Tooele County health statistics, please visit:

http://tooelehealth.org/wp-content/uploads/Tooele%20County%20Community%20Health%20Profile%202011.pdf.

http://ibis.health.utah.gov/.
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Tooele County Health Department and Macey’s Grocery Store to help Tooele County residents make healthier choices

Tooele County Health Department and Macey’s Grocery Store to help Tooele County residents make healthier choices