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Good Shepherd dieticians lead Smart Shopping Grocery Tour

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Maura Shandley

Are you looking to make healthier food choices? There is no denying the benefits of a healthy, well-balanced diet. For starters, it can greatly reduce your risk of disease including: heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes. Not to mention, the advantages in your physical appearance and weight management. Leading a healthy lifestyle makes you look good, feel good, and live longer.

Practicing good eating habits is undeniably the most healthful thing you can do for yourself. The evidence is overwhelming; and yet, most people still struggle to break old habits and form new healthy ones.

Don't waste another day on junk food! Sign up today for a Smart Shopping Grocery Tour led by registered dieticians for a life-lesson on healthy food shopping. The tour will take place on Wednesday, September 19 from 6 -- 8 pm at the Barrington Jewel-Osco grocery store, 150 Main Street, Barrington, Illinois. The dieticians, affiliated with the Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Diabetes Care Center, encourage diabetics, people with medical conditions, and anyone interested in forming healthy eating habits to join the tour.

To register for this free event, please call Advocate Health Advisor at 1.800.ADVOCATE (1.800.323.8622) or visit www.advocatehealth/gshp

About Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital
Advocate Good Shepherd in Barrington, Illinois is a 169-bed acute care hospital with more than 700 physicians representing 50 medical specialties. It is part of Advocate Health Care, named one of the Top Ten hospital systems in the U.S. by Thomson-Reuters. Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital is ranked highest in Illinois for quality and patient safety according to BlueCross BlueShield and exists to serve its communities. For more about Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital: Shield's 2011 Blue Star Report. Advocate is a faith-based organization.

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