From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., residents will be able to participate in Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters Supermarket Tours at three locations throughout the city. Residents will learn valuable information to make healthy food choices, including how to read food labels, comparing unit prices, finding whole grain foods, and identifying ways to purchase produce and incorporate fruits and vegetables into everyday meals.
The tours are timed with National Food Day, an annual celebration held October 24 with events nationwide aimed at encouraging a “greener diet” and improved food policies.
Jersey City’s Food Day event will be held at the ShopRite at 400 Marin Boulevard, the Extra Supermarket at 360 Martin Luther King Drive, and the Arlington Park Farmers’ Market at the corner of Grand Street and Arlington Avenue.
To date, more than 5,000 families have participated the Cooking Matters Supermarket Tours.