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Pictured launching SuperValu’s ‘Super Healthy’ programme for its WellFood stage at this year’s WellFest are best-selling author, doctor and personal trainer, Dr Hazel Wallace – The Food Medic (right), four time All Ireland Camogie winner Anna Geary (left) and best-selling author and fitness trainer Brian Keane. 

The Body Coach, The Food Medic and The Happy Pear set to take the stage 

SuperValu is delighted to announce that it will be returning for the second year as official food partner for this year’s WellFest, Ireland’s leading health and wellness festival, which takes place in Dublin’s Royal Hospital Kilmainham on the 12th and 13th May.

SuperValu’s reputation for being Ireland’s No1 Health & Wellness store along with providing the best quality fresh food ingredients embeds its position at such a festival. Following the enormous success of last year’s WellFood area in association with SuperValu, this year is certain to be bigger and better than ever before. Festival goers will be able to benefit from cutting edge discussions on healthy eating together with top chefs and nutritionists from Ireland and the UK sharing some inspirational ideas on cooking meals and providing top tips on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

With an expected audience of 4,500 per day (approx.), the #SuperHealthy line-up is guaranteed to draw a crowd, providing an exciting weekend of food demonstrations as well as nutritional talks from  some of the best names in the business.  To kick off proceedings, on both mornings to get everyone into the spirit of the festival, SuperValu will be inviting attendees to join them at WellFood area for a delicious #SuperHealthy breakfast.

On the Saturday, junior doctor, best-selling author and personal trainer, Dr Hazel Wallace – The Food Medic will take to the stage. Returning home from the UK with a new book, Hazel will be offering festival goers her, no-nonsense food, nutrition and fitness advice. On Sunday, the dynamic duo and SuperValu Ambassadors, The Happy Pear, will be cooking up a storm creating mouth-watering vegetarian dishes. If getting yourself in shape is what you’re after, then don’t miss out on food and fitness guru Joe Wicks’ session but remember get there early to beat the crowd!

Cooling her heels from the dance floor, four time All Ireland Camogie winner Anna Geary and bestselling author and fitness trainer Brian Keanewill feature in panel discuss across the weekend to discuss the importance of good food and nutrition in sport.

Former Irish Olympic athlete David Gillick, Best-selling author and entrepreneur Ella Mills, founder of Deliciously Ella and social media superstar James Kavanagh alongside William Murray aka team Currabinny are also just a few of the other stellar names who will be taking to the stage at the SuperValu WellFood area throughout the weekend.

SuperValu will also have some of their top Food Academy producers on site to provide some locally produced tasty bites and food for fuel to keep attendees nourished between workout sessions.

Commenting on the continued sponsorship of the WellFood area at WellFest, Des O’Mahony, Marketing Director at SuperValu said; “Following the success of last year’s festival, we are really looking forward to returning this year. We feel this is the right partnership for SuperValu as we continue on our mission to make food inspiring, healthy and fun.  We are championing healthy food choices and want to inspire and educate, families and kids on how to get cooking healthy, nutritional and wholesome meals that are affordable,  great quality and locally sourced where possible. We pride ourselves on our reputation for being Ireland’s foremost retailer with the largest Health & Wellness aisles in stores.”

Anthony Kelly, director and co-founder of WellFest also added: “This year’s festival is going to be bigger and better than ever before and we are delighted to have SuperValu back on board as sponsors of the WellFood area. This is always one of our most popular zones at the festival and we’ve been able to attract a star-studded line-up for May, featuring some of the most exciting food experts from Ireland and abroad. We are really looking forward to seeing what they rustle up over the weekend, and hearing their expert-tips on recipes and nutrition.”

To further add to the excitement, SuperValu, Ireland’s leading Health & Wellness store will offer one lucky winner a #SuperHealthy VIP Wellfest experience. This amazing prize includes a weekend pass to WellFest, a two-night stay a in four-star Dublin City centre hotel, meet & greet with food experts back stage and to top it all off lunch with The Happy Pear and a signed copy of their new book! To find out how you can get your hands on this extra #SuperHealthy prize visit www.supervalu.ie & Facebook SuperValuIreland.

For recipes and meal planners visit www.supervalu.ie

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