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Free Food at Chick-fil-A in Carmel Mountain Ranch on Tuesday, March 25th

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

-- Take the diabetes risk test, then get free food from Chick-fil-A in Carmel Mountain Ranch on March 25th 

-- Free food giveaway at Chick-fil-A on Tuesday, March 25 for diabetes risk awareness

As part of ongoing support of community events, the Chick-fil-A restaurant in Carmel Mountain Ranch, 11670 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego, will give away free food on Tuesday, March 25, to encourage people to find out their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Chick-fil-A is partnering with the American Diabetes Association’s Alert Day, an annual promotion held on the fourth Tuesday in March. The ADA’s diabetes risk test with eight questions covering such topics as weight, age and family history takes less than 60 seconds to complete and can be found at www.diabetes.org/risktest.

Anyone who visits the Chick-fil-A restaurant in Carmel Mountain Ranch between the hours of 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. on March 25, and shows proof they completed the diabetes risk test, will receive their choice of a free Chick-fil-A grilled chicken sandwich entrée or a free eight-piece grilled nugget entrée. Proof can include either a printout from the website page or show the risk test’s final page on a smart phone. No personal information or test results are required. No purchase is required. Limit of one free entree per customer per day.

“Chick-fil-A actively supports the San Diego community and we are glad to assist the ADA’s efforts to raise awareness,” said Mike Weeks, franchised operator of the Carmel Mountain Ranch restaurant. “Chick-fil-A is committed to offering a menu of choice with great tasting, healthy products.”

Weeks said Chick-fil-A recently introduced a new grilled chicken sandwich with a “backyard grilled” taste that features a layered flavor system and a new marinade and dry rub. The grilled chicken sandwich is served with lettuce and tomato on a new multi-grain bun.

“We are grateful for the support of Chick-fil-A for our Alert Day campaign,” said Larissa Roman, executive director of the ADA office in San Diego. “The Association has made a strong commitment to primary prevention of type 2 diabetes by increasing awareness of pre-diabetes and actively engaging individuals in preventative behaviors like weight loss, physical activity and healthy eating.”

Roman said an estimated 26 million Americans have diabetes, including about 230,000 San Diego County residents, and as many as 25 percent of people with diabetes are not aware they have the disease. “Alert Day becomes a wake-up call for many people. Diagnosis of diabetes often comes seven to 10 years after the onset of the disease. Early diagnosis is critical to successful treatment.”

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