Nutrition at the Supermarket

There has been a surging interest in Supermarkets and grocery store retailers hiring Registered Dietitian due to the growing consumer awareness of the role food plays in health and wellness.  This week the New York Times article “Employing Dietitians Pays Off for Supermarkets”  shows how marketable and profitable Dietitians are for popular big Supermarket chains stores.  But how can you as a nutrition-conscious shopper go shopping in the Supermarket and make the best nutritional food choices?

First thing is to prepare to go shopping.  Smart shoppers arrive at the store well-fed, to avoid buying junk food out of hunger rather than common sense.  They begin by shopping around the perimeter or outlets aisles of the store, where the fresh produce and diary products are usually located.  With a full cart, they are also more likely to skip the processed and packaged foods in the inner aisles.  Because they stick to a shopping list, they are less tempted by “bargains that don’t really fit their needs.

Next week we will discuss shopping tips for good nutrition.  Let me know what your thoughts about the New York Times article “Employing Dietitians Pays Off for Supermarkets”  Check out the Living Healthy website for nutritional consultations – www.livinghealthy1.org

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