Why Walnuts?

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Science continues to uncover the benefits of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), the omega-3 essential fatty acid found in plant foods like soybeans, nuts and seeds. Omega-3 fats have been shown to help prevent heart disease and stroke, and they may help control lupus, eczema, and rheumatoid arthritis, as well as play protective roles against cancer and other… Read more »

Ah, Summertime!

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Heading into or out of the heat today? What could be more refreshing than a tall glass of iced tea? And fortunately, it’s as good for us health-wise as it is tasty to drink. In fact, one of the best tips to give weight-conscious shoppers is a recommendation to substitute unsweetened iced tea for their… Read more »

So Many Reasons to Love Strawberries!

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From the California Strawberry Commission, here is a whole list of them: Reason #1 – Strawberries are high in vitamin C (more than oranges) and may boost immunity. Reason #2 –Strawberries may reduce the risk of heart disease, according to studies. Reason #3 – Strawberries are considered a super fruit with loads of antioxidants. Reason… Read more »

Coming This Week – The June Issue of the Shopping for Health Newsletter!

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Supermarket dietitians, check your email this week for the summer edition of the quarterly Shopping for Health e-Newsletter. In this issue you’ll find lots of great materials and information, designed to help in your communications with shoppers. In the June issue of Shopping for Health, look for: Everything you need to assist customers who are… Read more »

Who are America’s Top Snackers?

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Women who care about basic nutrition, healthful ingredients and who want to replace meals by eating-on-the-go. In fact, women aged 20 – 30 say they get 30% of their daily calories in the form of “snacks.”ᴬ Here’s the breakdown on what Americans consider their favorite snacks to be: 63% Chips/ Crisps 59% Chocolate 58% Cheese… Read more »

Water – Pour it On!

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Water is the most essential nutrient for life, but the U.S.D.A. dietary guidelines focus primarily on what to eat, rather than what to drink. And as a result, too many people drink sugar-sweetened beverages instead of water. Twenty percent of our daily calories – and nearly half of all added sugars – come from beverages,… Read more »

So Many Reasons to Enjoy California Strawberries!

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Few foods herald spring as well as beautiful strawberries. May is National Strawberry Month, a good time to take note of reasons to encourage more consumption of America’s Favorite Fruit. The California Strawberry Commission presented these to supermarket RD guests at this year’s Shopping for Health conference. Here are some highlights: Number One: Strawberries are packed… Read more »

Announcing the 5th Annual Shopping for Health Conference for Supermarket Dietitians!

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Shopping for Health 2015 will take place March 8 – 10 in beautiful Napa, California. Back by popular request from our retail dietitians, SFH 2015 will once again immediately follow the meeting of the Food & Culinary Professionals Dietary Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics! Retail RDs who are guests of Shopping… Read more »

Mini-Babybel Contest for Your Shoppers – Tweet This Week!

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Mini Babybel® has a great opportunity for you to share with your shoppers! Via social media, Babybel is currently recruiting a lucky, incredibly qualified family to represent his awesomeness across the land. The winning family will win an all-expense-paid trip to NYC, where their mission will be to have as BIG a time as possible…. Read more »

When is a Snack No Longer a Snack?

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Here’s another interesting food trend reported at Shopping for Heath 2014 by NPD Group Food and Beverage Analyst Darren Seifer: What we traditionally think of as “snacking” – enjoying little nibbles between three big meals – is now an all-day affair, and as a result, traditional “snack foods” are now considered elements of meals.  … Read more »