Price Chopper brings APhA's Project Impact: Diabetes initiative to stores

Retailer will expand diabetes program, NuVal nutrition ranking system

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — Northeast supermarket chain Price Chopper will expand several of its health-and-wellness programs to combat diabetes as part of its participation in the American Pharmacists Association Foundation’s Project Impact: Diabetes initiative, the chain said.

The multiyear initiative, which the APhA Foundation announced last month, is designed to improve care for people across the country affected by diabetes. For its part, Price Chopper will expand its Diabetes AdvantEdge HealthyU Diabetes Education program and the NuVal nutrition ranking system under a partnership with the Capital District Physician’s Health Plan. Of the 25 companies nationwide participating, Price Chopper, which operates 128 stores in New York, Pennsylvania and New England, is the only one in New York.

“Diabetes care is a priority at Price Chopper,” Price Chopper VP pharmacy Vincent Mainella said. “We recognize that our stores are a bona fide destination for patients seeking the prescriptions, accessories, fresh foods and nutritional information needed to help them manage their diabetes.”

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