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South Beach, Miami – the heart of the nation’s Hispanic food scene – provided a beautiful backdrop forShopping for Health’s supermarket dietitian conference, held there April 22 – April 24, 2012. RDs and consumer affairs advisors representing almost 12,000 individual grocery stores in 44 states and Mexico attended the meeting, and enjoyed outstanding meals and presentations. (And of course, the beach!)

Shopping for Health supermarket dietitian conferences offer grocery store RDs and consumer advisors an avenue to learn more about the food products they serve, with nutrition information, recipes, and ideas on how to better serve their shoppers. Food companies have the opportunity to present product news and updates, as well as to network with the supermarket dietitians who interact directly with shoppers, right at the point of purchase. New data and research on consumer shopping trends also provides valuable insight into coming trends. Everyone enjoys the networking and the meals prepared by top South Beach chefs.

Attendees at Shopping for Health’s 2012 conference included supermarket dietitians from major grocery retail chains, including:

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  • Albertson’s/Super Valu
  • Wegman’s
  • Redner’s Warehouse Markets
  • Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company
  • Price Chopper
  • Meijer
  • Schnuck’s Markets
  • Hannaford Brothers
  • United Supermarkets
  • HEB
  • Wakefern Food Corporation (Price Rite; Shop Rite Stores)

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  • Kings Supermarkets/Balducci’s
  • Super Valu/Jewel-Osco
  • Super Valu/Shaw’s, Acme, Shopper’s Food Warehouse, Farm Fresh
  • Super Valu
  • Raley’s, Bel-Air, Nob Hill
  • Spartan Stores
  • Giant Eagle
  • Weis Markets
  • Hy-Vee

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Reviews

What Supermarket Dietitians are saying about Shopping for Health 2012:

“There are quite a few of these RD meetings popping up now, but I think you have managed to bring the right content to the right group. I certainly can’t do them all, but I would make time for Shopping for Health again if invited.”

“Thank you for inviting me to this informative, educational event. You definitely did your homework on this one.”

“I have already hooked up (one of the sponsors) with (my store), and they are on the books to provide samples soon. How’s that for not wasting any time!”

“Your attention to detail is to be commended and I know that everyone in attendance was so appreciative of the great mix of learning, networking, great food and fun.”

“I was exhilarated with the contacts I made and the consumer-friendly information received. It was one of the most well-organized and planned programs I have ever attended.”

“Thank you once again for this fabulous program. The topics and venue were just perfect.”

“I can’t wait to meet with (the other RDs from my chain) and share all the wonderful things I learned regarding sponsor products.”

“Wonderful event! I shared the notes with my team and we had several actionable items from the presentations.”

“I’m following every sponsor on Twitter, so I hope to keep interacting through that channel.”

“This program was so well put together. The food, the venue, and the content were all very high quality.”

“The interaction between myself and the conference sponsors was wonderful and felt casual/not forced as it has at other events in the past.”

“Hands down best 2 conferences I have been to – and I have been to many – at least 5 per year. Shopping for health last year and this year were wonderfully planned, great sponsors, amazing food, great learnings and great company.”