Health Care Provider's advice often includes following a heart-healthy diet, watching the sodium/salt and don’t miss your medications. We can help you make it all happen.
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
Contains no more than 140mg sodium; no more than 4g sat fat; at least 1g fiber per 15g carb or no added sugar.
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.
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
Online icons can be found on the shopping page
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General heart smart guidelines, Make a great plate!
- Make half your plate fruits and vegetables.
- Eat seafood twice per week.
- Enjoy lean meats in moderation.
- Lighten up on sweetened drinks and desserts.
- Include moderate amounts of whole grains.
- Enjoy low fat dairy 2-3 times per day.
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.
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.
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.