Stop & Shop hosts Healthy Kids Summit

QUINCY, Mass. — Stop & Shop is hoping to inspire families to make small changes to be healthy.

The company on Tuesday afternoon will host its Healthy Kids Summit at the Dana-Farber Field House at Patriot Place in Foxborough, Mass., which will unite the retailer with local community experts who are aiding the fight against childhood obesity.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be comprised of a brief 30-minute panel discussion and a question-and-answer session to provide tips for families to make small, easy, changes to get moving and be healthy, Stop & Shop said. The panel — which will be moderated by Suzi Robinson, community relations manager and spokeswoman of Stop & Shop's New England division — will be followed by a HOPSports fitness routine inside the Dana-Farber Field House, led by Brandy Cruthird, owner of the Body by Brandy Fitness Studio in Boston.

Other guests slated to appear include National Football League New England Patriots place kicker Stephen Gostkowski; Stop & Shop in-store nutritionist Julie Menounos; Hockomock YMCA president Ed Hurley; and Karen Zangari, registered dietitian at Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket, R.I.

"Healthy eating choices begin at the supermarket for many families, which is why Stop & Shop is committed to helping customers make informed decisions while shopping," Robinson said. "We are excited to bring together these great community leaders to bring some inspiration to the community. We share a common bond: to help our kids stay active and be healthy."

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