Spartan Stores, General Mills partner to provide heart-healthy services

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. To aid in the early detection of heart disease and to promote healthy behavior and healthy eating, Spartan Stores and General Mills are partnering during the month of September to provide a number of heart-friendly health-related services across all of Spartan’s grocery-store banners, including D&W Fresh Market, Family Fare, Felpausch and Glen’s pharmacies.

“Beginning September 3 and running through September 26, select D&W Fresh Market, Family Fare, Felpausch and Glen’s Pharmacies will offer free heart healthy assessment screenings as well as blood pressure, hypertension and pulse rate checks,” stated Eddie Garcia, director pharmacy of Spartan Stores.

The services and offerings include a heart healthy assessment screening with the pharmacist, education on heart-friendly eating, samples of and coupons for heart-healthy products and a pedometer. In addition, each one of the Spartan stores will be offering a sweepstakes for a $100 gift card per store.

Pharmacies of all D&W Fresh Market, Family Fare, Felpausch and Glen’s locations will offer the month-long program beginning Sept. 3.

“General Mills is helping make lives healthier in numerous ways, including increasing people’s intake of whole grain, delivering important nutrients, providing foods that contribute to a healthy heart, and providing low-calorie or portion-controlled options to help them manage their weight,” stated David White of General Mills. “We are proud to partner with Spartan Stores to help educate consumers about making heart healthy food choices.”

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