Ruler Foods has partnered with Activate Allen County and has joined their Healthy Happens Here program. Healthy Happens Here is program geared to our Allen County small stores and focuses on highlighting healthy options. Customers at Ruler Foods will now see signage throughout the store promoting the better for you options to make shopping healthy a little bit easier. For example, as customers go through the aisles at Ruler, they will see the Healthy Happens Here logo near the price tag for whole grains, low sodium canned goods, brown rice, beans, and other designated foods. This logo and tag signifies that the item is “Activate Approved” and assists customers in making healthier choices while they shop. Both Ruler Foods store locations in Allen County will be joining the program and the same signage will be displayed in each store. In addition to new signage, both locations will also have a recipe and educational material display rack provided as a part of their partnership with Activate Allen County.
To kick off this partnership, Activate Allen County is inviting the community to the W. Elm Street Ruler Foods location on Friday, April 7, from 1-3 pm. Come out and explore the store with the new signage in place, have a healthy snack, and visit community partners tables. Community partners planning to be in attendance include: Bluffton Nutrition and Dietetics Students, the Lima Family YMCA, Allen County WIC and Lima/Allen County SNAP Educators. Also, through our partnership with St. Rita’s Health Partners, you will be able to have your blood pressure checked and a body fat analysis machine will be available on site. Have questions about general health and nutrition? A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist will be there to answer questions and provide free materials to community members. This event is FREE and open to all community residents. By coming, you will be eligible to enter a raffle for a chance to win a fitness tracker or exercise ball! Other prizes and giveaways will also be provided by our community partners. You do not want to miss this exciting event!