Good Samaritan Health System, in conjunction with Giant Food Stores, held a Smart Shopping grocery store tour on February 5, 2009, as part of the educational heart month Love Your Heart Lecture Series. A total of 35 participants were led through Giant Food Store at 835 Bowman Street, Lebanon, by GSH dieticians who shared tips on how to choose heart healthy and economical products. Good Samaritan dieticians Laurie Lyter, Gayle Hoffman and Theresa Gogets shared their expertise and answered questions as the group moved around the store learning about healthy produce, deli, meat and dairy choices. A question and answer session followed the tour. Giant provided refreshments for the participants.
“By learning a few key tips on smart food choices, we help participants to select foods that fit with a heart healthy lifestyle,” said Julie Miksit, assistant vice president for cardiovascular services. “We thank our friends at the Bowman Street Giant for opening their store to support this popular event.”