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Back-to-School Wellness Fairs



Aug 20th, 2014


In celebration of Back-to-School and National Kids Eat Right Month, Jewel-Osco will be hosting Back-to-School Fairs – at the Chicago/Roscoe Village store located at 3400 N Western Ave., and the Elmhurst location at 153 Schiller Street – that promise to be both informative and fun for the entire family.

Stop by your Chicago/Roscoe Village store on Friday, August 22 (noon to 4 p.m.), or Elmhurst on Saturday, August 23 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) to meet the Jewel-Osco Wellness Team. Join our Jewel-Osco Registered Dietitian (RD) on a store tour to identify healthy items for snacks and lunches. Jewel-Osco’s vast assortment of tasty nutritious options will keep your kiddos healthy and satisfied. Our RD will demonstrate how to build a healthy lunchbox and avoid the lunchtime rut.

Wellness Pharmacist, Davin Patel, will discuss how to treat and prevent allergic reactions ranging from food allergies to bee stings to general skin irritations. He will outline how to keep your child safe in the classroom and on the playground.

A variety of delicious goodies will be available for sampling from healthy vendors such as Lifeway Kefir, Sun-Maid Raisins, Kellogg’s, Pretzel Crisps, Kind Bars and Lipton Iced Tea. Our RD will also showcase fruits and veggies that are delicious and offer the best nutrient return.

“Our biggest goal is to introduce children and families to healthy foods and show them how important wellness is. Our health is our biggest asset and it’s important to get children to understand that early-on so they will make healthy choices that will enhance their lives,” said Melissa O’Brien, Jewel-Osco Registered Dietitian.

Bring the entire family for an afternoon of games, food demonstrations and wellness tips. You can also stop by and grab your child a “Healthy Eater Card,” which allows young shoppers to redeem a free Red Delicious apple or banana on every shopping trip to Jewel-Osco.

For questions or additional information, contact Melissa O’Brien at 630.336.1508, or Davin Patel at

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