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WELL Connected

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Well Connected is one way we support your healthy, active lifestyle. Each month, you'll find useful information about nutritious foods, healthy cooking tips, and even medical advice to help your family enjoy life to the fullest. To receive our Well Connected newsletter each month, sign up using the form at the bottom of this web page.

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EatingWell
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How to Cook Pumpkin

Get 3 ideas for how to cook pumpkin, including pumpkin seeds, roasted pumpkin and pumpkin pie filling.

By EatingWell®

Pumpkin has a luscious, custardy texture and an earthy taste kissed with the ripe sweetness of autumn. And while the canned version is quite convenient, don’t be afraid to cook the real deal.

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Root Vegetables on Plate

Fitness
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New Ideas for Root Vegetable Powerhouses

Delicious, nutritious produce doesn’t have to cost big bucks. These root vegetables are superfoods that also happen to be super-affordable and satisfying.

By Allison Young, Fitness Magazine

Bumpy, gnarly root vegetables aren’t the prettiest produce-section picks. They’re easy to overlook next to vivid rainbow chard or a pile of glossy pomegranates. “But if you do, you’re missing out on great winter vegetables,” says Wendy Jo Peterson, R.D., a sports dietitian and culinary nutritionist in Austin, Texas.

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Pomegranate

Celebrate Everything October Has to Offer!

By Ellie Wilson, MS, RDN, Senior Nutritionist, Price Chopper Supermarkets

October is one of our favorite months – fall colors, pumpkin everything, National Seafood month – so much to enjoy! It is also Breast Cancer Awareness month (find the Pink Ribbon Produce promotion in stores!) and a time to take stock of how to optimize wellness for the cooler seasons. Speaking of stock, check out our website for soup and other fall recipes, and don’t forget our pharmacists have your flu shot waiting!

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October is American Pharmacists Month

By Meghan Sponable, Price Chopper Specialty Pharmacy Intern and Kimberly DeMagistris, PharmD, RPh, Price Chopper Supermarkets

Did you know your pharmacist does more than just fill your prescription? October is American Pharmacists Month and Pharmacists across the country will be celebrated all month long for their hard work!

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Seal and Cook Seafood Meals

Seal and Cook Seafood Meals

October is National Seafood Month and our Seafood Team is innovating again! Find everyone’s favorite salmon - wild and farmed - on sale all month, and more than 50 recipes to explore and enjoy here. In mid-October, we’ll be introducing Seal and Cook fresh seafood meals in order to make the heart-smart practice of enjoying seafood twice per week easy and delicious! Your choice of fresh salmon, fresh haddock, fresh tilapia or shrimp, with a full 8 oz. of fresh vegetables in a special Seal and Cook bag that you can bake or microwave will solve your “what’s for dinner” question. A teaspoon of butter enhances the meal and leaves room for your favorite seasonings.  Bonus – clean up takes just a minute.  Fresh, fast and flavorful, Seal and Cook meals are the perfect fit for your healthy lifestyle!​

Ask Our Dietitian Ask Our Dietitian Food and nutrition are a big part of enjoying good health. Our Senior Nutritionist, registered dietitian Ellie Wilson, MS, RDN can answer your general nutrition questions and also provide smart shopping tips to help you manage weight, heart, diabetic, digestive health and more.