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Raley’s and Organic Bistro Give People with Diabetes Healthy Solutions

By Amy Johnston | Wednesday March 19, 2008

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. AND SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Raley’s Family of Fine Stores and Organic Bistro Whole Life Foods are joining forces to provide free classes, resources and healthy products for people living with diabetes.

Raley’s Corporate Dietitian Earline Griffith, R.D. started classes and Raley’s store tours specific to the needs of customers with diabetes. Diabetes affects 21 million people in the U.S. and about 7-10 percent of the population in California alone. Given these statistics, Raley’s and Organic Bistro are taking a proactive role in helping shoppers make better, more healthful lifestyle choices – in and out of the grocery aisle.

“With so many nutritious offerings in our Natural Foods and Fresh Produce departments, we want to provide customers fighting diabetes with resources and realistic meal solutions, so that achieving a healthy lifestyle is convenient for our customers,” said Griffith.

In support of Raley’s efforts to reach out to Northern California’s diabetic population, Organic Bistro Whole Life Meals is supplying each class with literature, handouts and coupons for select frozen entrée products. Organic Bistro Whole Life Meals was developed by a registered dietician, gourmet chef and naturopathic physician specifically to provide delicious and balanced meals for people with a busy lifestyle.

Organic Bistro meals contain only whole grains, lean proteins, at least three ounces of vegetables and are low in sodium. “It’s what we put in, not what we leave out that sets our meals apart from any others in the freezer case,” says founder, CEO and chief of product development Laryn Callaway, N.D. All meals are developed on the principles of low glycemic index and load, which are measures for how quickly foods turn into sugar, thus a help to diabetics.

Griffith’s next class, ‘Eating Better with Diabetes’ is on Wednesday, April 9 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Raley’s store in Placerville (located at 166 Placerville Drive). All classes are free to the public yet reservations in advance are encouraged. To sign up for the next class or to learn more about Earline’s wellness programs,


Organic Bistro® Whole Life® Meals are inspired by people who want to eat well and feel well.  Each delicious flash-frozen meal delivers nutritionally rich gourmet food for a healthy lifestyle. Organic Bistro Whole Life Meals were developed by Dr. Laryn Callaway who in addition to being a naturopathic physician is also an accomplished organic chef. To find out more about Organic Bistro Whole Life Meals, please visit


Founded in 1935 by Tom Raley, Raley’s Family of Fine Stores is a major grocery chain best known for high quality products, fresh produce and outstanding customer service. Built on strong family traditions, Raley’s continues to be family owned and operated. The company is based in West Sacramento, CA and operates 129 stores in Northern California and Nevada under four banners: Raley’s Supermarkets, Bel Air Markets, Nob Hill Foods and Food Source. For information about Raley’s Family of Fine Stores, please visit

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