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Posted on: August 31, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Walmart promotes healthy eating through library programs

Both Walmart stores located in Sterling Heights are giving back to the community this fall. The Sterling Heights Public Library is hosting a 4-part healthy eating cooking series with support from Walmart’s Community Grant Program.

“We consider it our responsibility to make a positive impact in the communities we serve,” says Robert Aquilina, a Walmart Store Manager. Aquilina adds, “We are excited to partner up and support outstanding programs such as the Sterling Heights Library’s cooking series to help strengthen our local community and give people access to a better life.”

Each event will feature a professional chef demonstrating how to create healthy, low-cost foods that don’t skimp on the flavor. The shows will be headlined by either Chef Jake Williams from Marion’s Hospitality or Chef Fran Salvatore from Pamela’s Catering, two local talents that have wowed crowds in the past. Each of the four demos will take place on a Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m., with the first event beginning on Sept. 15th. Future events will take place on Oct. 13, Nov. 10, and Nov. 17.

“I think it’s fantastic what Walmart has offered our residents,” says Jason Groth, the library’s Public Relations and Programs Coordinator. “With obesity and heart disease being top-ranked health concerns, these programs are timelier than ever,” adds Groth.

Registration is required, but free. To register, or for more information about the cooking series, please call 586-446-2640 or visit

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