Media Advisory: Supermarket Tour Offers Onsite Shopping Tips for Preventing and Managing Diabetes 

May 20, 2019


Contact: Laura Brinson

Supermarket Tour Offers Onsite Shopping Tips for
Preventing and Managing Diabetes  

Free tour led by diabetes educators 

FLORENCE, Ky. — The Northern Kentucky Health Department and the Northern Kentucky Diabetes Coalition will host a free supermarket tour to educate people with diabetes, those at risk of diabetes and their family and friends about healthy shopping tips.  The tour will take place Tuesday, May 21 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Meijer located at 5400 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, Ky.

The tour will be led by a certified diabetes educator and/or a registered dietitian. Participants will stroll through the supermarket while learning about label reading, carbohydrate counting and pharmacy resources. They also will receive a reusable shopping bag filled with information and healthy food samples.

Space is limited. Registration is required. To register, email the participant’s name and contact information to NKYDiabetesCoalition@gmail.com or call Julie Shapero at 859-363-2116. Participants should meet in the café area of the store, located near the produce department.

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The Northern Kentucky Health Department provides high quality public health services to more than 400,000 residents of Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton Counties, with a goal of preventing disease, promoting wellness and protecting against health threats. The Health Department seeks to be a nationwide leader in public health, and was one of the first in the country to earn national public health accreditation. For more information, visit www.nkyhealth.org.