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Saint Mary’s Health Plans and Scolari’s partnering to host NuVal Nights – dietitians to help consumers understand nutritional values


scolari's logoSAINT MARY’S HEALTH PLANS NEWS RELEASE – Saint Mary’s Health Plans and Scolari’s Food & Drug Company are once again partnering to host NuVal Nights on Friday. The goal of the monthly event is to help consumers understand nutritional labels and Scolari’s NuVal scoring system, which ranks similar products with a nutritional score.

“A healthy lifestyle begins with diet, and shopping wisely is an important step,” said Peggy Nipp, manager of SMHP’s Health Management department. “We love being out interacting with shoppers and enjoy helping people in their quest for healthy living.”

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 March 15 at the Scolari’s located at 6255 Sharlands Avenue East.

A SMHP registered dietitian 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 to earn a coupon for $10 off of a $65 purchase.

Saint Mary’s Health Plans (SMHP) was established in Reno, 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 or find Saint Mary’s Health Plans on Facebook andTwitter.

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, visitwww.scolaristores.com.

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