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Chick-fil-A Supporting American Diabetes Association’s ‘Alert Day’

Take the diabetes risk test for diabetes risk awareness on March 22, 2016, then get free food at Chick-fil-A

Oceanside CA— Mark your calendars for a free food giveaway at Chick-fil-A.

The nine Chick-fil-A restaurants in San Diego County, including the Chick-fil-A restaurants at 194 North El Camino Real in Encinitas, 587 Grand Ave in San Marcos, 1290 Auto Park Way in Escondido and Quarry Creek, 3475 Marron Road in Oceanside, will reward customers with a free food giveaway on Tuesday, March 22 in support of the American Diabetes Association’s “Alert Day.”

Held annually on the fourth Tuesday in March, the ADA’s Alert Day encourages people to find out their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by taking the ADA’s online diabetes risk test at www.diabetes.org/socalalert. The risk test, consisting of seven questions covering such topics as family history, weight and age, takes less than 60 seconds to complete.

Anyone who visits a local Chick-fil-A restaurant between the hours of 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. on March 22, 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 simply show the risk test’s final page on a smart phone. No personal information or test results will be collected. No purchase is required. Limit of one free entree per customer per day. Offer consists of entrée only, not a meal.

Chick-fil-A restaurants in San Diego County are located in Chula Vista, Encinitas, Oceanside, San Marcos, Santee, Escondido and in San Diego on Sports Arena Blvd., Camino Ruiz in Mira Mesa and Carmel Mountain Road in Carmel Mountain Ranch. For addresses and directions, visit www.chick-fil-a.com.

“Alert Day has become a wake-up call for many people,” said Larissa Roman, executive director of the ADA office in San Diego. “Many people with pre-diabetes or diabetes are not aware they have the disease. Diagnosis of diabetes often comes seven to 10 years after the onset of the disease. Early diagnosis is critical to successful treatment.”

Chick-fil-A owner-operators in San Diego said their support of ADA’s Alert Day is part of the chain’s commitment to healthy lifestyle habits and disease prevention. In addition, ADA officials said Chick-fil-A’s two free items available on March 22 — the grilled chicken sandwich entrée and free eight-count grilled nugget entrée – are menu items that have been approved by the American Diabetes Association as healthy eating options for people with diabetes.