Empower Your Shoppers to Make Informed Food Choices – Tips to Communicate the Role of Processed Foods in Healthy Eating Patterns
Food processing has played an instrumental role in supporting a safe and nutritious food supply – and these foods help people build easy, delicious, nutrient-dense meals. Yet, consumers continue to be confused about these benefits. Retail dietitians are uniquely positioned to provide their shoppers with evidence-based information on processed foods and build consumers’ confidence in selecting the foods that fit their lifestyle and nutrition goals. Consider the following tips and potato-inspired tools when engaging with your shoppers about processed foods:
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Looking for ideas on how to re-engage your shoppers on cooking demos and/or live streams? Or to showcase culinary tips along with nutrition insights? Make your next demo is more engaging by partnering with a local chef. Join Shari Steinbach, MS, RDN, Dietitian for Michigan Beans, and Personal Chef Paul Penney as they present an interactive cook-along promoting easy, delicious soup recipes that will assist your customers with eating healthier, reducing waste and saving money. Recipes to be provided in advance of this presentation.
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While on a recent vacation in Ireland, of course I had to check out the local grocery stores. I am sure many of you do the same thing while vacationing! Click through the slideshow above to gain an understanding of how Irish grocery stores are bringing healthy living to their shoppers, based on my visits to SuperValu stores, of which there are more than 200 in Ireland.