Step Into Nashville for the 7th Annual Shopping for Health Conference

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What happens when a select group of supermarket dietitians come together for three days, meeting with leading food and beverage industry executives to hear science and product updates, enjoy special meals and tastings, and discuss ways to better reach shoppers with the nutrition news they need? “I always look forward to the Shopping for Health… Read more »

Water and Dietary Guidelines

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Increasing evidence shows that what you drink is as important as what you eat. But with little guidance on what to sip, it’s no wonder that many children and adults choose high-calorie beverage that increase their daily intake of sugar. Some startling statistics: Half of all children and adults drink at least one sweetened beverage… Read more »

Making Sparkling Water Really Sparkle

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One of the  hits of the Shopping for Health 2016 conference was our do-it-yourself (DIY) sparkling water bar, sponsored by Nestle Waters. Lovely to look at and fun to assemble, all of our supermarket RDs quickly realized how much their shoppers would enjoy this fun idea for summer parties and get-togethers. Sparkling water, of course,… Read more »

Back-to-School Breakfast Made Great with Grapes

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Is it really time to be thinking Back to School? Kids and families getting ready for the fall rush are in need of healthy, energy-packed foods to fuel tightly scheduled and hectic mornings. Here’s a recipe for a breakfast-to-go smoothie to start the day with a tasty blend of fruit, yogurt and crunchy cereal. Kids… Read more »

Talking to Shoppers About Whole Grains

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  We talked a lot about whole grains at the Shopping for Health conference this year, including ways to encourage shoppers to up their consumption to the recommended 48 grams, or 3 – 4 servings, each day. SFH sponsor Nabisco gave supermarket RDs lots of ideas for cooking demonstrations and other in-store activities that can… Read more »

Beverage Basics for Hot Summer Days

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Summer is the prime season for dehydration, as hot days mean more sweating. How much fluid do you need each day to stay well-hydrated? The Institute of Medicine recommends 91 ounces of total fluids each day for adult women, and 125 ounces a day for adult men. Keep in mind – that is total fluids,… Read more »

Snacks for Summer

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Sometimes the simplest treats are simply the best.  That’s definitely the case when it comes to one of the best summer snack foods: Frozen Grapes! Now that summer is officially here, make it a point to remind your shoppers how easy it is to prepare and store these mini-sorbet-like treats that also happen to provide… Read more »

SNACK STATS

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Is it time for a morning or afternoon snack? What little nosh would taste good right now, without blowing the day’s allotment for calories? The Almond Board of California asked shoppers what favorite foods come to mind as a healthy snack; apples topped the list, followed by almonds, carrots, yogurt and granola. These same consumers… Read more »

Bottled Water – Better for You and Better for Your Store

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Did you know that 47% of the added sugars in the average person’s diet come from sugar-sweetened sodas and carbonated soft drinks? That’s a lot of added sugar being consumed in beverage form. The estimated daily consumption of added sugars is about 19.5 teaspoons (82 grams); the American Heart Association says the limit should be… Read more »

Cereal to Start the Day

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Dietitians know the importance of eating breakfast, both from a morning energy standpoint, and because breakfast provides important nutrients needed each day. Did you know that 32% of American kids’ consumption of milk each day comes from the milk they put on their cereal?   General Mills has a wealth of materials available to help… Read more »