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Saint Mary’s Health Plans, Scolari’s partnering to host NuVal Nights



Saint Mary’s Health Plans and Scolari’s Food & Drug Company are once again hosting NuVal Nights this Friday. The monthly event is aimed at helping consumers understand nutritional labels and Scolari’s NuVal scoring system, which ranks similar products with a nutritional score.

“We had a successful first event in January, and we are looking forward helping even more shoppers this week in their quest for healthy living,” said Peggy Nipp, manager of SMHP’s health management department.

NuVal Nights will be held the third Friday of each month at various Scolari’s locations. This month’s event is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Feb. 15 at the Scolari’s at 6255 Sharlands Avenue East.

SMHP registered dietitians will be on hand to answer questions about smart shopping and nutritional values and will provide a complimentary recipe for a quick and healthy meal or snack. Shoppers can also participate in an in-store scavenger hunt for a chance to win a free bag of groceries.

About Saint Mary’s Health Plans

Saint Mary’s Health Plans (SMHP) was established in Reno, Nev., in 1993, initially as a health maintenance organization (HMO) affiliated with Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center. Through substantial growth it now consists of Saint Mary’s Preferred Health Insurance Company, Preferred Health Care Network (PHCN), CDS Group Health and HealthFirst – an HMO/POS that is nationally accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and was named the top plan in Nevada in the NCQA Private Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2012-2013. SMHP’s access to network providers includes 34 hospitals and more than 3,500 providers statewide, in addition to providers outside of Nevada through network lease arrangements. For more information, visit www.saintmaryshealthplans.com.

About Scolari’s

Scolari’s Food & Drug Company is an independent food store chain currently operating 13 supermarkets in Northern Nevada with locations in the Reno/Sparks metropolitan area and in the communities of Gardnerville, Fernley, Yerington and Tonopah. The company is headquartered in and conducts its purchasing, distribution, administration and accounting in Reno, Nev. Stores vary in size, sales volume and marketing strategy with conventional supermarkets, box stores operating under the trade name Sak ‘n Save, and superstores which offer one-stop shopping convenience with specialty departments such as full service bakery/deli, pharmacy, full service meat/seafood and floral. Scolari’s takes great pride in providing a high level of customer service and Joey and Jerry Scolari are very much hands-on owners, spending time in each store regularly. For more information, visit www.scolaristores.com.

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