Why should a registered dietitian be in a grocery store? I got asked this question a lot with. Well, I loved being in the grocery store for the past two weeks as part of my internship rotation. I'll keep it short and sweet talking about the grocery store. Let's just say I believe having an RD in the grocery store is an amazing way to reach a whole spectrum of the population from all walks of life. Everyone has to eat and the grocery store is the first line of either having a healthy, happy family or early morbidity and mortality. The RD can have a significant impact in what the client would select and debunk multiple myths on "Good" vs "Bad" foods. I thoroughly enjoyed being able to see 6 different RD's consult clients ranging from Celiac management, weight loss, gastric bypass management, diabetes life style change, etc.
|Butternut Squash with Brown Sugar Glaze :)! Take a recipe card!|
A few of the aspects of this rotation included that I completed were:
- Recipe Analysis (worked with a client to decrease sodium intake and modified a recipe using nutrition software to meet the client's needs)
- In-Service Huddle promoting one of the dietitian's picks (created a promotional flyer following FDA's regulations for nutrition & health claims) for the new Spicy Lentil Hummus
- Diabetes education in-aisle (had a booth and game where customers had to guess the # of carbohydrate servings on each plate)
- Gluten-Free event featuring sampling and education by the in-store dietitians.
|Dietitian's Pick for the Month|
|Gluten Free Awareness Event|
Your dog pic of the week from warmer weather memories as the cool breeze settles in :).
|Chuck It is the best game ever!|