Over the past few years Rebecca has dedicated much of her time to talk to the UMKC's Athletic Performance Team’s student- athletes; providing teams and individuals with informative presentations about the importance of nutrition on their athletic performance. Rebecca has met with many of the teams and has given them different ideas of what foods and drinks are best to consume for their particular sport.
Men's Basketball, Women's Golf, and Women's Soccer have each had a walk-through with Rebecca at Cosentino’s Brookside Market to learn the benefits of eating fresh foods. After arriving at the stores, they started in the produce section, where most of their shopping should be done. Rebecca walked them through every section of the store, pointing out things that the student-athletes should look for as well as things to steer clear from. Charter Lawson, freshman on the Women's Golf team, said, "I learned that different colors effect overall health, and don't always believe what is on the front of the box or packaging."
Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, Jeanne Rankin, added, "Rebecca helped the student-athletes decipher what is actually healthy as opposed to what just claims to be healthy. I think the best advice Rebecca gave was that you should shop the perimeters when you go to the grocery store”.
In addition to answering your questions about food, ingredients, health and nutrition, Rebecca will also offer scheduled events at both Market locations. Be sure to sign up early as these classes are expected to fill quickly.
Rebecca can make recommendations to assist you when you need a special diet or for general Weight Loss, Heart Disease or Diabetes management. Ask Rebecca now!
Sign up for scheduled tours of the store to learn new food choices, sample healthy foods, and understanding food labels. Sign up for a tour here!
Have Rebecca come to your local organization or business to present a nutrition program. Topics include: Weight Management, Nutrition, Healthy Food Choices, and Meal Ideas. Schedule a speaking engagement now!
Cosentino’s Markets is proud to have Rebecca join our team and we look forward to having her share her knowledge and recommendations with our customers. To reach Rebecca, you can email her at Nutritionist@cosentinos.com.
The Cosentino family opened our first store in 1948, located on Blue Ridge Boulevard in Kansas City, and has steadily grown to 26 store locations throughout the Kansas City metro area. Since our beginning, we have aspired to provide excellent customer service in an exceptionally clean environment. The first Cosentino’s Market was opened in the Brookside neighborhood in 2004, followed in 2009 by the Downtown location in the historic Power & Light District. “We were so honored to be chosen as part of this historical project and to have the chance to develop such an innovative store,” said John Cosentino of the Downtown Market. Thank you for helping us to grow our organization. We take great pleasure in serving you.
“Mandy, Jennifer and the entire catering staff were absolutely fantastic to work with [for our wedding]. They made our special day completely seamless. The event would not have been the same without the hard work, attention to detail and cooperation expressed by the staff. Thank you, Thank you for everything!!!” - Charlie and Brooke Hovey
"I just wanted send a quick note letting you know what a PHENOMENAL job Ryan Bagby did, helping us on our Tapping Kansas City event at the Boulevard Brewery. From the menu creation to the execution of the event last night, he really went above and beyond. We received amazing feedback from nearly all the guests on the food, and we couldn't have done it without this great partnership."
"If you live downtown, you should really use this grocery store to its maximum capacity. Once, I went to the store hungry (not a smart thing to do). My quick trip ended up being a complete overhaul of my kitchen with any and everything that sounded good. I had walked down, not thinking I would go to infinity and beyond with my couple item grocery list. I was laughing about it at checkout with the cashier. She asked me did I have an extra ten dollars. I said yes, somewhat perplexed. She called the assistant manager over - told him what I did. He then began to tell me about the delivery service they have. Plus, there is an option to order everything on line and have it already pulled and ready for you when you get there. Which would have been good for me before I did the damage I did. If you don't see what you need, you just write a note in the memo and they will call you while pulling the order. SWEET! Customer service is a lost art. I don't know any other store that does this or is this helpful. Imagine if you had guests and ran out of something? Or if you are sick and can't get out of bed? Or, if you just don't have the time? Major points for me. P.S. The early morning breakfast buffet when they have sausage and gravy attracts lines, big lines. It is that good."
"I want to thank Gary and Larry for their help in finding me the chocolate cordial cups for which I was searching. Gary took the time to locate the cups for me at his store, and Larry personally took me to their location in his store. Customer service like this is dying out in the United States, and the fact that it is alive and well at Cosentino's stores is why my wife and I shop there whenever possible. Thank you and keep up the excellent work!"
"Hi Chris, just wanted to take a minute and thank you for the wonderful and delicious food you and your staff prepared for us for Easter. As usual, everything was super delicious. Hope you and your family had as lovely as an Easter as we did. Between the food and the weather, it was perfect. Thanks again! You are TREMENDOUS!! Talk with you soon." -- Karen
"I just want to thank Cosentino's for making my week long stay in Kansas City so much more enjoyable. I'm captive in downtown for the AP Statistics reading. Every morning, I get my coffee and bagel with a New York Times and settle in from 6 - 7:45 am before a grueling day of reading. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. Most evenings, I come by to pick up some dessert. And, then there are the little gifts and cards for our table leaders and folks back home. Since my hotel did not have good internet, I use your wi-fi, too." -- Sharon H., Boston, MA
Cosentino’s believes in helping our community, and is proud to offer time, talent, and treasure to many local Kansas City groups and charities.
A school that helps heal the youngest survivors of abuse, neglect, and trauma
Helping inner city youth with academics
A transitional living program for teen mothers
Provides warm beds, nutritious food and a place to stay for poverty stricken homeless men, women and children
Assists teenagers and families who are homeless to reach levels of self
For abused and neglected children
Fight for pediatric brain cancer
Helping homeless mothers and their children to heal from their trauma and help them become self-sufficient
Assisting the homeless in Kansas City.