January 2013

Thu
03
Engine 2 Diet 28 Day Challenge Orientation
6:00 PM @ cafe
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Engine 2 Diet 28 Day Challenge Orientation
Thursday, January 3rd
6:00 PM
cafe, Free

 

Holiday eating got you feeling down? Start the new year fresh with the Engine 2 Diet 28 Day Challenge. This informational meeting will answer all of your questions about getting started on the road to better health. Enjoy delicious Engine 2 Diet inspired foods and meet our Healthy Eating Specialist who will guide you on the journey.

Fri
04
Movie Screening: Engine 2 Diet Kitchen Overhaul
6:30 PM @ conference room
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Movie Screening: Engine 2 Diet Kitchen Overhaul
Friday, January 4th
6:30 PM
conference room, Free

 

Please register at Customer Service.

Watch Rip Esselstyn, the creator of The Engine 2 Diet, as he teaches two families the basics of a whole-food, plant-based diet including a pantry clean-out, navigating the grocery store aisles, and cooking lessons!

Mon
07
Engine 2 Diet 28 Day Challenge Kick-off!
6:00 PM @ cafe
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Engine 2 Diet 28 Day Challenge Kick-off!
Monday, January 7th
6:00 PM
cafe, Free

 

The Challenge begins! Meet others embarking on the Engine 2 Diet 28 Day Challenge, enjoy delicious E2 food, and learn what your first week on the Challenge has in store. Weekly E2 Support Group meetings take place Mondays from 7-8 p.m. and Wednesdays from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in our cafe. 

Tue
08
Health Starts Here Store Tour
6:00 PM @ meet at Customer Service
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Health Starts Here Store Tour
Tuesday, January 8th
6:00 PM
meet at Customer Service, Free!

Please register at Customer Service.

Start your new year off right! Allison, our Health Eating Specialist, is here to teach you how eating nutrient dense foods can change your life! Join her on a tour of the store where you will see some examples of the most powerful foods for optimal health and gain tips for incorporating them into your diet.

Wed
09
Engine 2 Diet Lunch Bunch
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM @ cafe
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Engine 2 Diet Lunch Bunch
Wednesday, January 9th
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
cafe, Free (purchase lunch separately)

 

Stop in and join Ali, our Healthy Eating Specialist, for an inspiring lunch. Grab a $6 Health Starts Here Value Meal from the deli then join Ali in the café for a healthy eating lesson, open conversation, and support! Lunch Bunch takes place every Wednesday in January.

Thu
10
Private Cooking Class: Abington Newcomers
7:00 PM @ conference room
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Private Cooking Class: Abington Newcomers
Thursday, January 10th
7:00 PM
conference room

 

Did you know we can do private cooking classes and lessons for your community group? If you’re interested in more information e-mail dana.sommers@wholefoods.com

Sat
12
Whole Body Cleansing
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Whole Body department
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Whole Body Cleansing
Saturday, January 12th
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Whole Body department, Free!

Are you looking for ways to look and feel better in 2013? A team of experts is gathering to show you simple yet effective ways to rid your body of toxins. From teas to smoothies, salt baths to skin scrubs, we have a fantastic afternoon filled with easy methods to cleanse your body. Explore the department and enjoy samples then join us for short classes where you will pick up tips plus make your very own sea salt bath soak!

Mon
14
Engine 2 Diet Week 2 Kick-Off!
6:00 PM @ cafe
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Engine 2 Diet Week 2 Kick-Off!
Monday, January 14th
6:00 PM
cafe, Free

 

The second week of the E2 Challenge focuses on removing meat from your diet. You may think it’s easy to swap a faux meat product for the real thing, but we will dive farther into those products and examine why some of them are no better than their animal counterparts. Instead, we will focus on plant based, whole food alternatives and make a hearty recipe to go along with it. Plenty of prizes will be given away so make sure you’re earning your raffle tickets! (Want to earn tickets? Talk to Ali, our Healthy Eating Specialist to find out how!)

Tue
15
Extreme Couponing & Store Tour
6:00 PM @ meet at Customer Service
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Extreme Couponing & Store Tour
Tuesday, January 15th
6:00 PM
meet at Customer Service, Free!

Is your New Year’s resolution to spend less and save more! Then this extreme event is for you! Join us for a 30 minute store tour where you will pick up fantastic tips for saving while shopping for all-natural and organic products. Then we’ll sit down with Sandy, our Coupon Guru, where you’ll learn from an expert how to shop smart and keep your cash in your pocket! With just a bit of preparation each week, Sandy can show you how she saves up to $40 each trip to the grocery store.

Wed
16
Engine 2 Diet Lunch Bunch
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM @ cafe
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Engine 2 Diet Lunch Bunch
Wednesday, January 16th
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
cafe, Free (purchase lunch separately)

 

Stop in and join Ali, our Healthy Eating Specialist, for an inspiring lunch. Grab a $6 Health Starts Here Value Meal from the deli then join Ali in the café for a healthy eating lesson, open conversation, and support! Lunch Bunch takes place every Wednesday in January.

Thu
17
VitaMix Road Show
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ aisle 8
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VitaMix Road Show
Thursday, January 17th
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
aisle 8

Looking for a simple way to boost your nutrition this new year? Look no further than VitaMix! This high powered blender makes smoothies, soups, sauces, desserts and so much more. Stop by for a demo and free samples and chat with a VitaMix representative.

Thu
17
Christina Pirello Cooking Class & Book Signing
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ cafe
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Christina Pirello Cooking Class & Book Signing
Thursday, January 17th
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
cafe, Free!

 

5:45-6:30 p.m. Book Signing

6:45-8 p.m. Cooking Class

Every year it's the same thing. You're going to get fit, eat right and finally lose those stubborn pounds...or maybe you're giving up meat, junk food, drinking or smoking...again. While celebrity chef Christina Pirello can't help you with your resolve, she can help you prepare delicious dishes that will put your feet on the path to good health. Meet Christina before the class and pick up a copy of her newest book “I’m Mad as Hell, and I’m Not Going to Eat It Anymore!” or her most well-know book “Cooking the Whole Foods Way

Thu
17
Twitter Chat: Fuel Your Exercise
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Fuel Your Exercise
Thursday, January 17th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

How you eat can help elevate your exerise. We'll share ideas, favorite recipes, and more. Follow #wfmdish on Twitter to join the conversation from 6pm - 7pm CST.

Sun
20
Breakfast Club
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ cafe
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Breakfast Club
Sunday, January 20th
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
cafe, $7 per person

 

Please register at Customer Service.

Weekends are for relaxing, not slaving over a hot stove! Join us for a casual brunch loaded with tasty and delicious treats. The mouth-watering buffet includes a delicious breakfast menu from the Engine 2 Diet book!

Mon
21
Engine 2 Diet Week 3 Kick-off!
6:00 PM @ cafe
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Engine 2 Diet Week 3 Kick-off!
Monday, January 21st
6:00 PM
cafe, Free

 

Congratulations! You’re half way through the Challenge and feeling great! The third week is not only the halfway point, but also the time to cut processed fats from our diets. We will focus on getting our fats from healthy, whole food sources. Our lesson will also include a demonstration of simple oil-free cooking techniques. Sampling this week includes foods that commonly include oil, but that we have swapped out with more wholesome choices. (Can you tell the difference?)

Tue
22
Fight Colds & Flu
6:30 PM @ cafe
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Fight Colds & Flu
Tuesday, January 22nd
6:30 PM
cafe, Free

 

Please register at Customer Service.

Missed work, days home from school, boxes of tissues all over the house... cold and flu season is here. Herbalist Wendy Romig can help you survive this season of coughing and sneezing. Wendy offers tips for combating cold and flu season using natural remedies including items you probably have in your pantry!

Wed
23
Engine 2 Diet Lunch Bunch
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM @ cafe
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Engine 2 Diet Lunch Bunch
Wednesday, January 23rd
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
cafe, Free (purchase lunch separately)

 

Stop in and join Ali, our Healthy Eating Specialist, for an inspiring lunch. Grab a $6 Health Starts Here Value Meal from the deli then join Ali in the café for a healthy eating lesson, open conversation, and support! Lunch Bunch takes place every Wednesday in January.

Thu
24
Twitter Chat: Super Foods
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Super Foods
Thursday, January 24th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

You've heard about "super foods" but what's behind all of the hype? Join us on Twitter from 6pm - 7pm CST to discuss just what super foods are, what they can do for you, and how to get more of them in your diet in tasy ways. Follow #wfmdish on Twitter to join the conversation.

Thu
24
Master the Muffin
6:30 PM @ cafe
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Master the Muffin
Thursday, January 24th
6:30 PM
cafe, Free!

Please register at Customer Service.

What could be better on a chilly winter morning than the scent of freshly baked muffins? These comforting treats are perfect for breakfast, snacks or any time of day. The Queen Muffin herself, Ricki Jacobson, will share some of her famous recipes. There will be scrumptious samples for your sampling pleasure.

Fri
25
Movie: Betting the Farm
6:30 PM @ conference room
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Movie: Betting the Farm
Friday, January 25th
6:30 PM
conference room, Free

 

Please register at Customer Service.

The Do Something Reel Film Festival is back with a film about the reality of farming. Faced with losing their small farms, rural Maine dairy farmers launch their own milk company – a gamble that will either ruin or save them. Bring a snack and find out what happens…

Mon
28
Engine 2 Diet Week 4 Kick-off!
6:00 PM @ cafe
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Engine 2 Diet Week 4 Kick-off!
Monday, January 28th
6:00 PM
cafe, Free

 

Now that we’re in our final week of the Challenge, you may be wondering how to incorporate a plant-strong diet into a long term lifestyle. We will discuss the benefits of adopting a plant powered diet for life as well as ways that Whole Foods Market can help you maintain it. Learn more about the Health Starts Here program and what to look for when you’re shopping to ensure you are choosing the best foods for your body. Make sure you’re earning raffle tickets so you can be the next winner of a fantastic prize!

Tue
29
Pain in the Neck!
6:00 PM @ conference room
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Pain in the Neck!
Tuesday, January 29th
6:00 PM
conference room, Free

 

Please register at Customer Service.

There is no need to be in pain! Physical Therapist Dr. Kay Scanlon will show you how to treat your own neck pain using the safe and easy McKenzie Method. Dr. Scanlon will teach you easy exercises to rid yourself of pain and suggest ways to prevent an onset of neck pain. Join us in the conference room for this free class.

Wed
30
Engine 2 Diet Lunch Bunch
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM @ cafe
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Engine 2 Diet Lunch Bunch
Wednesday, January 30th
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
cafe, Free (purchase lunch separately)

 

Stop in and join Ali, our Healthy Eating Specialist, for an inspiring lunch. Grab a $6 Health Starts Here Value Meal from the deli then join Ali in the café for a healthy eating lesson, open conversation, and support! Lunch Bunch takes place every Wednesday in January.

Thu
31
Half Pints: Game Time!
5:00 PM @ cafe
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Half Pints: Game Time!
Thursday, January 31st
5:00 PM
cafe, $5 per child

 

Please register at Customer Service.

The big game is almost here so let’s make some tasty game time treats perfect for any super party! Kids will get hands on time making their own dip, chips, and potato skins. 

 

 

 

Thu
31
Twitter Chat: Winter Entertaining
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Winter Entertaining
Thursday, January 31st
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

From big game parties to comforting dinners and healthy soirees, winter is a great time for entertaining. Join us on Twitter from 6pm - 7pm CST to swap recipes, ideas, and more. Follow #wfmdish on Twitter to join the conversation.

Events At Nearby Stores

Car Wash: Benefiting the Whole Kids Foundation
Friday, September 19th
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Parking Lot, $10

Get your car sparkling for Fall! Our team of customer service experts will scrub and shine your car to a perfect clean for just a $5 donation to the Whole Kids Foundation.

The Whole Kids Foundation is dedicated to helping kids eat better - and enjoy it! The money raised provides local schools in our community with salad bars and garden grants. Your local school can apply online today: www.wholekidsfoundation.org

Get your car sparkling for Fall! Our team of customer service experts will scrub and shine your car to a perfect clean for just a $5 donation to the Whole Kids Foundation.

South Street Cheese Club
Friday, September 19th
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Specialty Cheese Counter, Free!

This is THE event for all you cheese lovers out there!  Join our cheesemonger on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month for a free evening diving into the wild world of cheese.  We will be featuring free tastings, guided pairings and the chance to try our new and seasonal cheeses.  Stop by the Cheese Counter for details or to sign up!

This is THE event for all you cheese lovers out there!  Join our cheesemonger on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month for a free evening diving into the wild world of cheese.

Warming Philly: Coat & Glove Collection
Saturday, September 20th
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Plymouth Meeting, Free

Support those less fortunate this winter (and clean out your closet at the same time)! Warming Philly is collecting gently used coats and gloves. These will then be redistributed to needy individuals in the Plymouth-Whitemarsh-Conshohocken area as well as the Greater Philadelphia area.

Support those less fortunate this winter (and clean out your closet at the same time)!