sunset-rolling-vineyard_2801-e1307969405401St. Helena, California, the heart of the beautiful Napa Valley, was the site of Shopping for Health 2011, held on March 26 and March 27. Supermarket dietitians representing more than 2,500 grocery stores in 28 states and the District of Columbia attended the meeting, and enjoyed outstanding meals and presentations.

The meeting offered supermarket RDs an opportunity to network, both with colleagues from other grocery chains and representatives from major food companies, and to receive nutrition updates about food products that they sell to consumers. New data and research on consumer shopping trends and round table discussions also provided a valuable information exchange. In addition, the supermarket RDs enjoyed meals from top Napa chefs and a delicious food and wine pairing session at a local winery.

We thank the following sponsors of Shopping for Health 2011:

  • The California Strawberry Commission
  • Campbell Soup Company
  • The National Chicken Council
  • The National Onion Association/ Grimmway Farms and Cal-Organics
  • Sun-Maid
  • Kozy Shack
  • The National Confectioners Association
  • Paramount Farms
  • The U.S.A. Rice Federation

Attendees at Shopping for Health 2011 included representatives from major grocery retail chains, including:
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  • Acme Markets
  • Bel Air
  • Farm Fresh
  • Giant Foods
  • Hannaford Brothers
  • Hornbacher’s
  • Jewel-Osco
  • Kings Super Markets
  • Kroger
  • Meijer
  • Nob Hill Foods

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  • Price Chopper
  • Raley’s
  • Redner’s Warehouse Markets
  • Save Mart
  • Schnuck’s Markets
  • Shaw’s
  • Shop ’n Save
  • Shopper’s Food Warehouse
  • Spartan Stores
  • Supermarket Savvy
  • Weis Markets

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Gallery

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Reviews

A sampling of comments from the supermarket RDs who attended Shopping for Health 2011:

“You all did such a wonderful job pulling together a very compact, interesting, and delicious session! I thought the size of the group was ideal; I really felt I had an opportunity to interact with just about everyone.” – Schnuck’s Markets attendee

“Everything presented at the conference was helpful. I especially liked the group break-out where we sat round-table with a sponsor to discuss ideas for marketing their product.”
– 
Kroger attendee