The Wonderful World of Walnuts

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We talked a lot about walnuts at Shopping for Health this year and with good reason: With more than 150 health studies on head-to-toe health conducted around the glove, the evidence supports walnuts as a leading nut for nutrition.   Keep in mind these fast stats about a fourth of a cup of walnuts (about… Read more »

Egg Sandwich Recipes for Tailgating and Fall Fun

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From the American Egg Board, here are three easy ways to enjoy outdoor fall fun – eggs in a sandwich, to go! Note that when including eggs in a tailgate, hike or picnic, they should always be packed in a cooler on ice. Do not allow cooked eggs to remain at room temperature for longer… Read more »

Power With Protein Through the Day

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Research suggests that balancing protein intake evenly throughout the day – rather than eating protein primarily at dinner, like many people do — may be a key to a healthier diet. In one new study, healthy adults who ate a moderate amount of protein at each meal—about 30 grams—made about 25% more muscle tissue than… Read more »

Smart Snacking Tips

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Did you know that the average American gets 24% of their total daily calories – or more than 500 total per day – from foods they call a “snack?” “Snacks” sometimes have a negative image, as the source of unnecessary or poor quality calories. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Some people prefer… Read more »

The Fall 2015 Shopping for Health Newsletter Comes Out This Week!

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Supermarket RDs, check your in-box this week for the Fall 2015 Shopping for Health Newsletter. You will find promotion ideas, nutrition updates, recipes and photographs, and other shopper outreach tools for your in-store use. This edition of the quarterly SFH newsletter includes sections of information from Daisy Cottage Cheese, the Tri-Lamb Group, Tyson Foods and Vestcom…. Read more »

Protein Convenience Products All Dressed Up

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One of the highlights of Shopping for Health 2015 in Napa was a fabulous dinner in the caves of Clos Pegase Winery, sponsored by Tyson Foods and prepared by their chef, Ashley Zulpo. The supermarket dietitian guests in attendance saw first-hand how everyday Tyson convenience products like packaged Grilled & Ready Diced Chicken, Jimmy Dean… Read more »

New FDA Regulations on In-Store Prepared Food Service: Coming to You!

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Did you know that the Affordable Care Act will require restaurants and similar retail food establishments – including supermarkets that sell prepared foods – to offer nutrition information? The mandatory date for compliance is now December 1, 2016. This includes hot buffet food and food from your store’s salad bar, as well as self-service foods… Read more »

The Power of Protein

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Dietitians know the value of protein to the diet, but do you also recognize the value of protein products to your store? At the 2015 Shopping for Health conference, researchers from Tyson Foods discussed protein as the “perfect pairing” between consumer trends and science. Retail RDs and others have done a good job in communicating… Read more »

Drink Bottled Water to Beat the Heat

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With the summer sun heating up much of the country, there may be no more important reminder for your shoppers this week than this: Stay Hydrated. Most know that water is the beverage of choice when it comes to refreshing, and it’s interesting to note how this message has permeated the American mindset in recent… Read more »

Back-to-School – Back to the Lunchbox

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As your shoppers gear up for the back-to-school season, “lunchbox duty” may be one of their more dreaded daily tasks. Pleasing little palates day after day, while also making sure that they are eating a nutritious meal that is portable and does not require refrigeration or reheating, is an ongoing challenge in many families. From… Read more »