Perhaps you’ve noticed a change at your local King Soopers or City Market store recently. More gluten-free products and organic produce and an expanded supplement department are just the beginning.

“We have an obligation to our customers and community to continue to make Colorado a healthier place to live, work and play,” says Russ Dispense, President of King Soopers and City Market. “It’s natural for us to engage in this conversation because it all starts with food.”

To that end, King Soopers/City Market organized the 2013 Health and Wellness Expo to introduce shoppers to local and national partners who are committed to time- and budget-friendly healthy living alternatives. Thousands of Coloradans attended the event at the Colorado Convention Center on October 5th to learn about the health and wellness resources that King Soopers/City Market offers.

Health & Wellness Expo 2013

It all starts with food…

Attendees sampled thousands of the natural and organic products that King Soopers carries throughout its stores, and registered dietitians, nutrition specialists and pharmacists were on hand to provide services and answer questions. Optimum Wellness Solution Centers, The Little Clinic, Health Centers, NuVal and the University of Colorado’s Mobile Mammography Van were featured as well.

2013 Health and Wellness Expo Highlights

Dr. Oz • Featured speakers Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Travis Stork, Dr. James Rouse and more than 40 others spoke to attendees about topics ranging from creating a better life to supplements and herbs to gluten-free baking.
• Gluten-free food samples and information were provided to those interested in gluten-free living. The “Gluten-Free Gladiator” (Brian Gansmann) even made an appearance to educate gluten-free attendees on how to Defeat Wheat.
• Celebrity and professional chefs provided cooking demonstrations, advice and recipes.
• Attendees were able to get flu shots and consultations from King Soopers Pharmacists. The Little Clinic provided health screenings among other services.
• Natural and Organic food companies handed out hundreds of thousands of nutritious samples to attendees.