Events at Big Y

Diabetes Events

Join Us for Diabetes In-store Activities


Supermarket Tour- Living with Diabetes in Manchester
Walk the aisles of Big Y with registered dietitian Kittie Spedding, MS, RD, CD-N to learn smart shopping choices and meal planning tips for improving blood sugar control.
Friday 09/18/2015
10:00 am to 11:15 am
Supermarket Tour- Living with Diabetes in Enfield
Walk the aisles of Big Y with registered dietitian Kittie Spedding, MS, RD, CD-N to learn smart shopping choices and meal planning tips for improving blood sugar control.
Friday 09/25/2015
10:00 am to 11:15 am
Supermarket Tour- Living with Diabetes in Springfield
Walk the aisles of Big Y with registered dietitian Sue Mazrolle, MSRD, LDN to learn smart shopping choices and meal planning tips for improving blood sugar control.
Wednesday 09/30/2015
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Diabetes Awareness
Join Us for Nutritional Tips, Food Tastings, Living Well Eating Smart Recipes, Pharmacist Meet and Greets (Pharmacy Stores only), Blood Pressure Screenings, Samples, Giveaways and much more.
Tuesday 11/17/2015
11am to 4pm

Visit Our Pharmacies for These Events:

Free Blood Pressure Screening

Rocky Hill Mondays 10:00am to 12pm

Free Blood Glucose Testing

East Windsor Every Third Tuesday of every month, 11am to 2pm

North Branford Every Friday, 10am to 2pm

More Pharmacy Health Services

Join Us for health and wellness events in our pharmacy locations.

Your health and wellness are important to us.

Throughout the year, our Pharmacy and Wellness Team will help you focus on the health and wellness themes most important to you and your family. Our knowledgeable pharmacists and registered dietitians will provide you with expert advice on topics such as how to select and prepare the most nutritious foods to which vitamins and supplements will complement your health needs and medications.

Immunizations Month (Flu and Shingles)
Join Us for Nutritional Tips, Food Tastings, Living Well Eating Smart Recipes, Pharmacist Meet and Greets (Pharmacy Stores only), Blood Pressure Screenings, Samples, Giveaways and much more.
Tuesday 09/29/2015
11am to 4pm

Celebrating Food is a fun and educational way to try new, different or alternative products.
Big Y's knowledgeable Celebrating Foods specialists will illustrate to how to use and prepare the products so they may be incorporated into everyday meal planning.

Sunbutter Sunflower Spread
Sunbutter is a great tasting alternative to peanut butter. A seed butter that is made in the USA from specially roasted sunflower seeds grown in the Midwest, Sunbutter is completely peanut-free, tree-nut free, and gluten-free, making it ideal for anyone with these types of food allergies. Sunbutter is versatile and can be enjoyed in many of the same ways that traditional peanut butter can be. Eat it on a sandwich with jam or jelly, pile it up on a cracker, use it as a dip for an apple slice or celery stalk or bake cookies, breads and muffins with it! Sunbutter is available in several varieties including natural, creamy and crunchy. Try it today and bring a jar home. Don't forget to pick up your $1.00 off coupon after you try a sample!
Saturday 09/05/2015
10 am to 3 pm
Sargento Tastings Cheese
Sargento Tastings are delicious nibbles of delight. Perfectly portioned. They give crackers options. Cheese plates diversity. Taste buds an abundance of choice. Call them delicious. Call them adventurous. Just never, ever, call them ordinary. Try Sargento Tastings Cheese on Saturday at your neighborhood Big Y Market. Take home one or all six varieties on sale with your express card five for $10!
Saturday 09/05/2015
11 am to 3 pm
Living Well Eating Smart

Join Us for Living Well Eating Smart In-store Activities

For tours in Massachusetts, contact Sue Mazrolle, MSRD, LDN at (413) 531-3490 or suemazrolle@gmail.com. For tours in Connecticut, contact Kittie Spedding, MS, RD, CD-N at (860) 420-9660 or kittiespedding@gmail.com.

Supermarket Tour- Healthy Eating on a Budget
Healthy eating doesn't have to cost more. Learn tips from registered dietitian Kittie Spedding, MS, RD, CD-N to keep your food bill down while planning out nutritious meals.
Tuesday 09/08/2015
6:00 pm to 7:15 pm
Supermarket Tour- Heart Healthy Eating
Do you know the current recommendations for heart healthy eating? Learn how to apply them to the purchases you make while still enjoying the foods on your table with registered dietitian Kittie Spedding, MS, RD, CD-N.
Friday 09/11/2015
9:00 am to 10:15 am
Supermarket Tour- Dinner is Ready! Quick and Easy Dinners for Busy Families
Attend this tour with registered dietitian Kittie Spedding, MS, RD, CD-N to learn practical tips on planning and preparing nourishing meals in a short amount of time. You will leave with a week's worth of dinners planned out including recipes, grocery shopping list and tips for recreating meals on your own.
Saturday 09/12/2015
10:00 am to 11:15 am
Supermarket Tour- Best Tips for Weight Loss Success in Springfield
Start your weight loss journey in the supermarket. Join registered dietitian Sue Mazrolle, MSRD, LDN to learn shopping tips and meal planning strategies to help shed pounds.
Monday 09/14/2015
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Supermarket Tour- Super Sunday Dinners
Do you want to bring the family together for Sunday dinner but don't think you have the time? Learn quick and easy tips from registered dietitian Sue Mazrolle, MSRD, LDN to make your family meal fun and nutritious for everyone from grandparents to grandbabies.
Tuesday 09/15/2015
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Meet and Greet- Ask the Dietitian
Come meet registered dietitian Sue Mazrolle, MSRD, LDN and have your nutrition questions answered for FREE. For example, what are those NuVal® Scores you see on price tags and how can you use them to make better food choices?
Wednesday 09/16/2015
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Supermarket Tour- Super Sunday Dinners in Springfield
Do you want to bring the family together for Sunday dinner but don't think you have the time? Learn quick and easy tips from registered dietitian Sue Mazrolle, MSRD, LDN to make your family meal fun and nutritious for everyone from grandparents to grandbabies.
Thursday 09/17/2015
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Supermarket Tour- Bariatric Nutrition
Have you had weight loss surgery or plan to have it soon? Come walk the aisles with registered dietitian Kittie Spedding, MS, RD, CD-N and learn how to fill your grocery cart with the foods that will help you reach your weight loss goals.
Thursday 09/17/2015
5:30 pm to 6:45 pm
Supermarket Tour- Living with Diabetes in Manchester
Walk the aisles of Big Y with registered dietitian Kittie Spedding, MS, RD, CD-N to learn smart shopping choices and meal planning tips for improving blood sugar control.
Friday 09/18/2015
10:00 am to 11:15 am
Supermarket Tour- Clean Shopping 101
Come walk the aisles with registered dietitian Kittie Spedding, MS, RD, CD-N to learn what clean eating really means and how you can take simple steps to get back to the basics in your grocery shopping.  
Friday 09/18/2015
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm
Supermarket Tour- Heart Healthy Eating in Wilbraham
Do you know the current recommendations for heart healthy eating? Learn how to apply them to the purchases you make while still enjoying the foods on your table with registered dietitian Sue Mazrolle, MSRD, LDN.
Saturday 09/19/2015
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Supermarket Tour- Heart Healthy Eating in Meriden
Do you know the current recommendations for heart healthy eating? Learn how to apply them to the purchases you make while still enjoying the foods on your table with registered dietitian Kittie Spedding, MS, RD, CD-N.
Monday 09/21/2015
2:00 pm to 3:15 pm
Supermarket Tour- Heart Healthy Eating in Rocky Hill
Do you know the current recommendations for heart healthy eating? Learn how to apply them to the purchases you make while still enjoying the foods on your table with registered dietitian Kittie Spedding, MS, RD, CD-N.
Monday 09/21/2015
5:30 pm to 6:45 pm
Supermarket Tour- Living with Diabetes in Enfield
Walk the aisles of Big Y with registered dietitian Kittie Spedding, MS, RD, CD-N to learn smart shopping choices and meal planning tips for improving blood sugar control.
Friday 09/25/2015
10:00 am to 11:15 am
Supermarket Tour- MyPlate for Kids
Families, come join registered dietitian Kittie Spedding, MS, RD, CD-N on this interactive store tour to learn the current USDA MyPlate guidelines for your entire family. This event is a great way to help your children get excited about nutrition through hands-on games and activities that are done in the aisles of the grocery store. Tour geared toward children ages 6-12.
Monday 09/28/2015
5:00 pm to 6:15 pm
Supermarket Tour- Best Tips for Weight Loss Success in Springfield II
Start your weight loss journey in the supermarket. Join registered dietitian Sue Mazrolle, MSRD, LDN to learn shopping tips and meal planning strategies to help shed pounds.
Monday 09/28/2015
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Supermarket Tour- Living with Diabetes in Springfield
Walk the aisles of Big Y with registered dietitian Sue Mazrolle, MSRD, LDN to learn smart shopping choices and meal planning tips for improving blood sugar control.
Wednesday 09/30/2015
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
December 28 is Pajama Day
December 28 is Pajama Day. Wear Your Pj's Into Little Y AND Don't Forget To Pick Up Your Invitation For The Little Y Kids Club Christmas Party.
Tuesday 12/01/2015
10am to 7pm