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 »

Try Some Tofu

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For shoppers interested in more plant-based eating, tofu and other soyfoods make an excellent protein choice. The health benefits are many: Heath Health – 25 grams of soy protein per day, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and dietary cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease, according to the FDA health… Read more »


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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 »

We All Love Ice Cream

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Retail dietitians attending the Shopping for Health 2016 conference in Austin, Texas had a memorable treat at our opening night Welcome to Texas Party: Line-dancing, followed by a house made ice cream bar, starring Organic Valley creams. Praised by chefs for its creaminess, Organic Valley Heavy Whipping Cream contains a minimum 36% butterfat and whips… 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 »

Whole Grains – 48 Grams of Goodness.. a Day?

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Here is a nutrition statistic that is quite alarming: The average American consumes less than 16 grams of whole grains a day, falling far short of the 48 grams per day target for people over the age of nine. (Younger children need 32 grams of whole grains per day.) Fewer than 5% of adults consume… Read more »

Shopping for Health Conference 2016 Presentations

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Nabisco Whole Grains for the Whole Day: 48g of Daily Goodness! General Mills and Supermarket RDs: Achieving More Together House Foods America: Tofu Revolution Tofu: Rediscover the Nutrition; Debunk the Myths Organic Valley: The Future of Organic is NOW What’s Behind Consumers’ Changing Beverage Behavior

Shopping for Health 2016 Conference, Austin

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Shopping for Health 2016 Conference The 2016 Shopping for Health conference was held in beautiful Austin, Texas, April 3-5. Grocery store dietitians from major chains around the country were guests of Shopping for Health for a meeting filled with nutrition news and updates, cooking demonstrations, menu presentations and lots of delicious food! For information on… Read more »

The Great Grape

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Grapes of all colors – red, green and black – are a natural source of beneficial components called polyphenols, which can also act as antioxidants.  Grapes are a heart-healthy food that can play a role in healthy aging, and research suggests positive links between consumption of grapes and eye health, brain health, bone and joint… Read more »