Has your blood pressure been creeping up? You’re not alone. But unless something changes you’re more likely to develop the full-blown medical condition of high blood pressure, also called hypertension.
A healthy lifestyle is the first critical step in preventing or treating elevated blood pressure. Along with routine blood pressure checks at your doctor’s office, you can stop by our pharmacy and get your reading from one of the nearby blood pressure machines. Our Pharmacists are always nearby to help. Our Eat Well Live Well principles are great tips to stay healthy, including lowering blood pressure.
Look for the “Heart Healthy” and “Low Sodium” Wellness Keys to help identify choices that may meet your needs.
A healthy pattern of eating is key in managing your diabetes. What you eat, how much, and when all impact blood sugar levels. Since there’s no single “diabetic diet” that’s right for everyone, work with your healthcare team or a registered dietitian to establish a personalized meal plan. To find a registered dietitian in your area, ask your healthcare provider for a recommendation or visit eatright.org and click on the “Find an Expert” button. For more info on diabetes, including treatment and research, visit diabetes.org.
Meal planning and shopping made easy.
As you work with your healthcare team to identify a personalized meal plan that’s right for you, we’ll provide meal inspiration, great-tasting products and recipes, and tools to help make meal planning and shopping easier! Our Building a Meal for Type 2 Diabetes is a visual guide to help you get started when deciding what to put on your plate. Visit our Frequently Asked Questions about Diabetes page for more information.
We’re here to help!
Our in-store chefs and Knowledge-Based Service (KBS) demo teams are happy to share product ideas and cooking tips. Our pharmacists are always available to answer your questions and offer ongoing support for leading a healthier, better life. Talk to your pharmacist about any medication questions or to have them keep track of your diabetes risk factors. Learn more about how our Pharmacy can help.
More and more customers are living with food allergies. Our Nature’s Marketplace department offers a variety of products specifically formulated to meet the needs of customers with food allergies. Ingredients and product formulations can change, so we encourage our customers to always read the labels of products to ensure that an allergen label has not been added or removed since their last purchase.
Allergen Labeling on Packaged Foods
The most common food allergens in the U.S.—the “top 8″—cause 90% of all severe food allergies. The top 8 allergens include Milk, Eggs, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Fish, Shellfish, Wheat and Soy. The FDA requires that the top 8 be listed in plain language on the package when present in a food. Many Wegmans brand products also highlight the allergen statement with our Allergen Wellness Key making it easy to spot products that have a top 8 allergen.
Foods Prepared in our Stores
We cannot guarantee that foods prepared in the store would be free of food allergens. With these items, there is a risk of cross contact with allergens due to shared preparation areas.
We understand that identifying gluten-free foods can sometimes be challenging, so we created two Wellness Keys to help simplify shopping: Gluten Free Wellness Key and Gluten Free with Oats Wellness Key.
While oats are naturally gluten-free, some individuals do not tolerate oats or are advised to avoid oats when beginning a gluten-free diet. Since 2001, the Gluten Free Wellness Key has been a trusted tool for customers who are looking for products that are not derived from wheat, rye, barley or oats.
Before assigning the Gluten Free Wellness Key, we work with our suppliers to verify the following:
If there is any doubt or the supplier cannot guarantee gluten-free status, the product will not be labeled as gluten‑free.*
Products labeled with the Gluten Free with Oats Wellness Key will follow the same criteria listed above except that these products will contain ingredients derived from certified gluten-free oats.
*Some single-ingredient grocery, dairy, and frozen Wegmans brand items meet our Gluten Free Wellness Key criteria but do not have a key on the product label. To find out if a single-ingredient item has been verified to be gluten-free, or anytime you have a question about the gluten-free status of our products, please contact Wegmans Customer Care Center at 1-800-WEGMANS, or you can e-mail us on our Contact Us page.
Made with No Gluten-Containing Ingredients
Our stores have different layouts that make it difficult to implement company-wide protocols to prevent cross-contact with gluten. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that any food that is produced, sliced, packaged or served in our stores would be gluten-free.
Some customers tell us they understand this risk and want to know which items are made without gluten as an ingredient. We identify these items by listing “Made with No Gluten-Containing Ingredients” on specific products or department signs.
What does “Made with No Gluten-Containing Ingredients” mean? Made with No Gluten-Containing Ingredients does not mean the item is gluten-free. It means that it does not have wheat, rye or barley ingredients but may contain gluten due to shared preparation areas (shared preparation areas include ovens, cutting boards, utensils, grills, and fryers).
If you are lactose intolerant, our “Lactose-Free” Wellness Key on Wegmans Brand products and recipes will help you find choices made without lactose, the natural sugar found in milk.
Keep in mind that it is often not an “all or nothing” issue. Just because a large glass of milk on an empty stomach causes symptoms doesn’t mean that smaller amounts will be a problem. Work with your doctor or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist to find what types and amounts of lactose-containing foods are right for you.