More than 100 third- and fourth-grade students from Kyrene de los Lagos participated in an educational event as part of the 2014 Arizona Weights and Measures Week.

The exercise was a collaborative effort with the Arizona Department of Weights and Measures, Safeway Supermarket and Kyrene de los Lagos.

Demonstrations and examples were provided about the different type of inspections made to ensure that shoppers are getting what they pay for. The students toured throughout the store specifically in the produce, meat and UPC scanning (cash register) areas. In addition, the kids were taught how to read grocery store labels and signs, why it’s important to watch your prices and how to check for fresh items at the grocery store.

“The goal of today’s exercise was to teach students about the regulatory and retail side of business and ultimately equip these young consumers with shopping tips they can use every day,” said Kevin Tyne, Arizona Department of Weights and Measures director. “We are very grateful to be able to partner with Safeway and Kyrene de los Lagos to help children understand how important it is that customers have confidence they are receiving what they pay for.”

Weights and Measures Week serves as a reminder of the value that Arizona communities receive from the inspection programs conducted by the Arizona Department of Weights and Measures.

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