Price Chopper is happy to announce the launch of our Winning 4 Education program!   Winning 4 Education is our new program which raises money for registered schools through the Box Tops for Education program!  Starting on August 8th, customers will be able to register for this great program and start earning Bonux Box Tops for their Box Tops for Education Registered school.  Since 1996, Box Tops for Education has earned more than $400 million for America’s Box Top for Education registered schools and Price Chopper is excited to support the program in our stores.  Customers can go to www.winningforeducation.com to register for Winning 4 Education with their respective Box Top for Education registered school and AdvantEdge card.  When customers buy any participating General Mills Box Top product during a promotional window, they will automatically earn Bonus Box Tops towards their Box Top for Education school!  The Bonus Box Tops will be added right at the register.  Customers can still clip Box Tops and send them in for additional earnings. See www.boxtops4education.com for more details about the Box Tops for Education Program!

Price Chopper welcomes Box Tops for Education as an addition to our three other education savings programs; UPromise, Tools for Schools, and eLabels for Education.  Below is a refresher on how our other school savings programs work!

UPromise–   Customers gain money towards college education through exclusive coupons and discounts on groceries.  Learn more and sign up with your AdvantEdge card at pricechopper.com! Tools for Schools– From July 31st through March 31st, customers will be able to earn points towards educational equipment for their respective schools.  This year, Price Chopper is asking everyone to reenroll in the program either in store at Guest Services or at pricechopper.com with their AdvantEdge card.  Remember, every dollar you spend at Price Chopper earns you one point towards educational equipment!!

eLabels for Education– Collect points for purchasing one of the sponsoring eLabels brands and earn money for your school!  Customers can sign up for this program at pricechopper.com or www.elabelsforeducation.com and start earning points electronically with their AdvantEdge card!

Remember, the best part about all of our school savings programs is that they can all be done using your AdvantEdge card!! Not only are you earning money and equipment for your schools, but you are also gaining fuel savings!!

Written by Sylvia Geiger MS, RD, CD, Price Chopper Community Nutritionist

I’ll be the first to admit it— I love my sweets and there is rarely a day when I don’t treat myself to some type of yummy dessert. Long ago, I stopped beating myself up about indulging my “sweet tooth.” Rather than fighting it and seeing it as a breach of willpower, I’ve learned to accept my cravings. In fact, research that shows that feeling satiated and satisfied with the food you eat is key to successful weight-loss and maintenance.  So rather than depriving myself, I’ve learned to work with my “sweet tooth” in a way that’s satisfying without breaking the calorie-bank.  Even when you are trying to lose weight, including and planning for a small treat will help you stay on track with your overall goal.

5 Ideas for Satisfying Your Sweet Tooth  

  1. Plan ahead. If you know that you crave a treat at 2 in the afternoon, have something that satisfies you on hand. Individual items such as a low-calorie Popsicle, a 100-calorie snack pack or a piece of fruit are better choices than candy or cookies where it’s hard to limit yourself to just one or two.
  2. Try Greek style yogurt to satisfy the yearning for the creamy mouth feel of high-fat ice cream or puddings.  Price Chopper carries several brands of low-fat Greek yogurts that have a rich & creamy mouth feel and most are less than 150 calories for a 6 oz. serving.
  3. Satisfy at least one of your daily sweet cravings with fruit—whatever is in season and whatever fruit you like best.   Give it a try; you’ll be surprised at how sweet fruit actually is.
  4. The power of small has big payoffs when it comes to eating sweets during weight loss or maintenance.  Rather than eating the whole thing, serve yourself a bite-size portion (1 ½ by 1 ½ inch) of a cake or bar dessert.  Or stock your freezer with small serving or 100 calories individually wrapped frozen novelties.
  5. Remember, we eat with our eyes first.   Individual portions served in stemware glasses or the “good china” usually reserved for holidays, adds to the mystique of the sweet indulgence and makes it feel special.

Simple Lower Calorie Desserts Made with this week’s sale items

Grilled Peaches with Berries

Cherries with Ricotta and Toasted Almonds

Sweet Snackin’ Pita Chips

Watermelon-Yougurt Ice

Frozen Yogurt Pops

Apple Slices with Yogurt Dip