february is american Heart month

Price Chopper/Market32 Helps You Enjoy a Heart Smart Lifestyle

You, or someone you know, may be at risk for or have heart disease or high blood pressure. Managing food and medication can be challenging, but Price Chopper/Market 32 is here with resources to help you live your best life!

  • Did you Know?
  • • Pharmacists can answer questions about your heart medication or blood pressure numbers
  • • PharmaSmart® blood pressure kiosks are available to help you know your blood pressure numbers
  • • Pharmacy Mobile App can remind you to when to take meds and easily reorder your medications
  • • Enroll in text notifications or download the pharmacy app to set up personal reminders to help you remember to take your medication as prescribe

Know your colors

A guide to making smart food choices

Our new food guide pairs colors with the specific nutrition information you’re looking for to meet the personal needs of your family.

In-store Color Bars

Online Icons

Low Sodium

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Contains no more than 140mg sodium; no more than 4g sat fat; at least 1g fiber per 15g carb or no added sugar.

Heart Smart

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General: No more than 6.5g total fat; no more than 1g sat fat with 15% of calories from sat fat; no more than 20mg cholesterol, no more than 360mg sodium; at least 10% DV 1 beneficial nutrient.

Nuts: No more than 4g sat fat; no more than 140mg sodium; at least 10% DV of 1 beneficial nutrient; does not contain any added fats or sweeteners.

Fish/Seafood: Less than 5g total fat, less than 2g sat fat, less than 95mg cholesterol, no more than 360mg sodium, at least 10% DV of 1 beneficial nutrient.

Omega-3 Fish: no more than 16g total fat, no more than 4g sat fat; no more than 95mg cholesterol; no more than 360mg sodium; at least 10% DV beneficial nutrient; cannot contain any added fats or sweeteners

Whole Grains: no more than 6.5g total fat; no more than 1g sat fat with no more than 15% of calories from sat fat; no more than 20mg cholesterol, no more than 240mg sodium; at least 10% DV of 1 beneficial nutrient; at least 2g fiber; no more than 7g sugar if <5g fiber and no more than 9g sugar if >5g fiber.

The Know Your Colors Program is intended for general nutrition information and not as a treatment for any issue or condition. Please consult your healthcare provider and/or registered dietitian-nutritionist for information directly relating to individual health needs. Read the entire food label to get complete information on any product.

Look for the color indicators ‣

Each nutrition attribute has a unique color – “Heart Smart” is red, “Organic” is dark green. Look for the color bars on the shelf tag, or explore the color icons when you shop online. Scanning for colors at the shelf makes it quick and easy to find Low Sodium foods (yellow), Carb Smart foods (orange) or Gluten Free items (Blue). Shopping with your kids? Make it a game and energize your whole family to eat well! That is smart food shopping, simplified.

Carry your colors with you! Download our guide to making smart food choices.

1. On shelf tags in store

Color bars can be found here on the shelf tags

2. Online

pantry

Online icons can be found on the shopping page

AdvantEdge Points on many of these items for the whole month of February make them a budget-smart value too!

Shop Heart Smart and Low Sodium items

Go Walnuts For Heart Health!

fresh produce    dried fruits    PICS unsalted walnuts/almonds/peanuts/sunflower seeds    PICS peanut natural butter    Full Circle nut butters – spices and herbs     PICS tea    whole grains/oatmeal/cereals    granola and granola bars    PICS whole wheat bread    barley    PICS white and brown rice    quinoa    ancient grains    PICS olive oil/canola oil    olives    balsamic, red wine and cider vinegar, fresh seafood    frozen seafood    PICS canned/pouch tuna    PICS eggs/liquid egg products    PICS low fat milk    PICS traditional and Greek yogurt    PICS cottage cheese    Market 32 Hand Trimmed skinless poultry    Certified Angus Beef (CAB)/Chiapetti/Butchers Promise lean beef including round    sirloin    96% American Heart Association Certified Ground Beef    American Heart Association Certified Pork Tenderloin    PICS fresh frozen vegetables and fruits    PICS no salt added canned vegetables    PICS juice-packed canned fruits    PICS Whole Wheat, PICS traditional pasta    PICS no salt added canned tomatoes    100% fruit juices    seltzers and water

We Have The Tools You Need To Manage Your Meds!

Courtesy Refills

Receive a call or text when prescriptions are ready to pick up.

Mobile Text Alerts

Receive prescription refill and ready for pick-up reminders.

Mobile App

Manage all of your medications in one place.

For more information please speak with a Pharmacist. Pharmacies not available in all Market 32 and Price Chopper stores.
Please visit pricechopper.com for pharmacy locations.

Heart Health

Our Pharmacy teams are ready to help you stay heart healthy. Do you have a question regarding heart health? We’re putting together a question and answer video that we’ll be sharing later this month, and we’d like to answer as many questions from our guests as possible.

Get to know your
pharmacist & medicine

It is easy to transfer your prescription, stop by or call your local pharmacy with your prescription bottle and we will take care of the rest.

Visit your pharmacy today to get helpful information on transferring medications

Stay up to date on your blood pressure with our PharmaSmart blood pressure kiosks.

Check Your Blood Pressure Today!

 

General heart smart guidelines, Make a great plate!

  1. Make half your plate fruits and vegetables.  
  2. Eat seafood twice per week.
  3. Enjoy lean meats in moderation.
  4. Lighten up on sweetened drinks and desserts.
  5. Include moderate amounts of whole grains.
  6. Enjoy low fat dairy 2-3 times per day.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death and 647,000 American die from heart disease each year. Maintain a health weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, and quit smoking (if you do) to help minimize your risk. Follow your Health Care Providers guidance and the tips below from our Pharmacy Team to help keep your heart disease in check.

FAQ?

What can I do to maintain a healthy heart?

Take your medication every day. Your Health Care Provider prescribed your blood pressure and cholesterol medications to help keep your heart healthy. Need ways to help you remember to take your medication? Download the Price Chopper Pharmacy mobile app or sign up for text alerts.

Check your blood pressure regularly. This way you will know where you stand.

Visit your Health Care Provider regularly.

What should my blood pressure be?

We usually shoot for less than 120/80 for blood pressure goals. If you blood pressure is higher than 120/80 but lower than 130/80 we say it is elevated and once it reaches 130/80 you would be considered in the hypertension range.

We recommend to take two separate readings and to follow up with your Health Care Provider if your blood pressure is over 130/80 or if you are experiencing any shortness of breath, headache, or pain in your arms.

What should I do if I want to quit smoking?

Don’t try alone! Talk to your Health Care Provider and contact a free quitline like 1-800-QUIT-NOW for help. Nicotine is very addictive and you can double or triple your chances of quitting by using a medication and taking advantage of counseling resources.