Wakefern Food Corp. on Tuesday said that ShopRite stores in Norwich, Conn., and Clinton, N.J., have added new staff dietitians.

The appointees, Jennifer Kwon and Sharon DeSera, will seek to help customers of the Norwich and Clinton stores, respectively, live healthier lifestyles, the retailer said.


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Kwon received her bachelor’s degree in food science from Seoul Women's University in 1994. In 1997, Kwon received her master’s degree in clinical nutrition from the New York Institute of Technology. She completed her dietetic internship with the Nassau County Medical Center and New York Institute of Technology in 2000.

DeSesa received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut in dietetics and allied health sciences in 2013. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. DeSesa is also a certified water safety instructor.

As ShopRite retail dietitians, Kwon and DeSesa will work with customers to educate them on making healthier choices while food shopping, as well as carrying out these choices by preparing healthy balanced meals. The dietitians will also host a series of healthy cooking classes, offer recipes, hold seminars on pantry makeovers, and conduct tours for shoppers looking to improve their diet. More than 80 registered dietitians service ShopRite stores in six states.

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