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Local Nutritionists Will Help You Food Shop at Garwood Kings

The guided grocery store tours teach people how to read food labels so they understand how to chose healthier food.

This release was submitted by Medical Diagnostic Associates.

Dr. Maria Lamothe and Elizabeth Bongo RD have teamed up to teach local residents about healthy eating by providing tours at King's Supermarket in Garwood, New Jersey. These guided grocery store tours teach people how to read food labels so they understand how to chose healthier food.  The tours are done in small groups of 4-6 people and last approximately one hour long. 

"There has been an overwhelming interest from my patients with diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol and obesity to learn more about food and what they should eat in order to lead healthier lives.  With a proper diet, most people can improve and even cure many of their medical problems.  We started these guided supermarket tours in order to help people with diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, obesity and other medical problems choose healthier food specific to their medical problem" said Maria Lamothe, MD, Endocrinologist at Medical Diagnostics Associates in Westfield, New Jersey.

"What makes these guided tours unique is that we are keeping the groups small and gearing the information toward the specific medical issues for that particular group" added Dr. Lamothe.

The supermarket tours are held monthly on Saturday afternoons and are available by appointment through Medical Diagnostics Associates, a multi-specialty physicians group located in Westfield.  The cost is $10.00 for the one hour tour and it is open to anyone who signs up.  The tours are given by Elizabeth Bong, registered dietitian with the help of Maria Lamothe, board certified Endocrinologist and physician nutrition specialist.  For more information or to schedule a tour contact Elizabeth Bongo, RD at 973-632-1383 or 908-232-4263.

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