CHICAGO, (Oct. 6, 2009) — Knowing that most kids come home from school hungry for snacks, Save-A-Lot food stores today announced that it is partnering with Chicago-area registered dietitian, Maria Alamo to present fun, educational events in several stores in the Chicago area to speak with parents about choosing the best after-school snacks. Beginning this week, the in-store events will include games, prizes, food displays, coupons, and demonstrations on finding healthy and delicious food options in local Save-A-Lot food stores. “In our dedication to serving the Chicago community, we’re happy to partner with Maria to bring the ‘Great Kids Need Great Snacks’ events to local Save-A-Lot food stores,” said Vanessa Foster, Director of Communications and Community Relations. “The school season is a busy time for parents, so Save-A-Lot food stores want to do their part to provide them with information needed to make healthier food choices.” Save-A-Lot invites the community to talk to Maria Alamo, MPH, RD, LD, about affordable, yet healthier, food choices and participate in fun activities at the same time. Alamo is scheduled to visit the following Save-A-Lot food stores: • 4439 W. 63rd Street, Friday, Oct. 9, 4 p.m.- 6 p.m. • 5555 W. North Avenue, Saturday, Oct. 10, 1 p.m.- 3 p.m. • 7240 S. Stony Island Avenue, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 4 p.m.- 6 p.m. • 10700 S. Halsted Street, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 4 p.m.- 6 p.m. • 420 S. Pulaski Road, Saturday, Oct. 24, 1 p.m.- 3 p.m. • 7908 S. Halsted Street, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 4 p.m.- 6 p.m. • 3736 Sauk Trail, Richton Park, Ill., Saturday, Nov. 7, 1 p.m.- 3 p.m. • 4701 S. Cottage Grove Avenue, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 4 p.m.- 6 p.m. • 2858 E. 83rd Street, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 4 p.m.- 6 p.m. “Eating healthy can be easy, fun and affordable,” Alamo said. “Tasty after-school snacks can be simple to create and good for the body. I’ll demonstrate ways to find those healthy and delicious snacks and other meals, even those that children can prepare on their own without using an oven.” Based in the Chicago area, Maria Alamo of Salud Consulting, Inc. brings over 24 years of experience as a food and nutrition expert. She focuses on nutrition education for the public, developing creative food and health programs, as well as developing healthy recipes for families. She is fluent in both English and Spanish. For more information on Maria Alamo, president of Salud Consulting, Inc., visit SaludConsulting.com. About Save-A-Lot Food Stores Save-A-Lot is one of the nation's leading extreme value, carefully selected assortment grocery chains, operating nearly 1,200 stores in 39 states from Maine to California. Serving more than 5 million shoppers each week, Save-A-Lot offers a savings of up to 40 percent less on groceries when compared to conventional stores. Customers enjoy savings on exclusive Save-A-Lot brands and national brands, plus fresh meat and farm-fresh fruits, vegetables and dairy, along with the most popular grocery and household items. Save-A-Lot helps its customers live richer, fuller lives by saving them money and time through a smart, convenient shopping experience featuring great food, great prices and great people every day. For more information on Save-A-Lot or to locate a store, please visit www.save-a-lot.com.