Price Chopper hosted its 7th annual Family Mealtimes Matter campaign

Cornell Cooperative Extension/Eat Smart New York nutrition educators will be on-site at Price Choppers across upstate NY on Oct. 17

Schenectady, NY, 2015-10-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Price Chopper is hosting its seventh annual Family Mealtimes Matter campaign in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension, Eat Smart New York, and the Albany Times Union. This year’s campaign “Fueling an Active Family,” focuses on incorporating more fruits and vegetables in menu planning and encouraging families to be more active.

“Given our commitment to help people feed and care for their families, we strive to provide nutrition education and relay the benefits of a healthy lifestyle within the convenient context of our customers’ regular visits to Price Chopper and Market 32,” said Mona Golub, vice president of public relations and consumer services. “Family Mealtimes Matter is a multifaceted platform that offers nutritious recipes and thoughtful insights and tips that encourage families to share mealtimes together and incorporate activity into their day.”

On Saturday, Oct. 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Cornell Corporative Extension and Eat Smart New York nutrition educators will be offering easy family meal ideas, recipes, family meal facts and a coloring activity for kids at area Price Choppers including 444 Broadway, Menands; 1640 Eastern Pkwy, Schenectady; 1879 Altamont Ave, Schenectady; 79 Vanderburgh Place, Troy (Hudson Valley Plaza); 852 2nd Ave, Troy; 3045 Route 50, Saratoga Springs; 141 Sanford Farms Plaza, Amsterdam; and 358 North Main St., Gloversville.

Family Mealtimes Matter partner Times Union hosted a writing contest for children (grades 2 through 6). Entries were asked to complete a story, in 300 words or less, about who the Davises’ special dinner guest is in a ‘Who’s Coming to Dinner’ feature that first appeared in the publication on Sept. 23. Winners Zhamaije Monroe (grade 6, Giffen Elementary School, Albany), Olivia Penna, (grade 5, New Scotland Elementary School, Albany) and Molly Wladis (grade 3, Slingerlands Elementary School) each received a $25 gift card to Price Chopper and had their stories and photographs printed in the newspaper in the Oct. 15 edition.

New this year, families can visit to the Price Chopper or Capital Region Eat Smart New York Facebook pledges to the take the Family Mealtimes Matter pledge and follow the conversations online, using the hashtags #familymealtimesmatter, #familymealsmonth, and #raiseyourmitt.

Launched in 2008, Family Mealtimes Matter is an initiative encouraging families to enjoy more meals together. The program also seeks to inspire healthier habits: fostering strong, active, healthy families and individuals.

About The Golub Corporation:
Based in Schenectady, NY, the Golub Corporation owns and operates 135 Price Chopper and Market 32 grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The American owned, family-managed company prides itself on longstanding traditions of innovative food merchandising, leadership in community service, and cooperative employee relations. Golub’s 22,000 teammates collectively own more than 47% of the company’s privately held stock, making it one of the nation’s largest privately held corporations that is predominantly employee-owned. For additional information, visit www.pricechopper.com

Contact:
Mona Golub
Price Chopper
518.379.1480
or
Jonathan Pierce, APR
Pierce Communications
518.427.1186

SOURCE: The Golub Corporation