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Publisher of Today's Dietitian. I was blown away by the inroads that supermarket dietitians are making in community nutrition today—from starting community-supported agriculture CSA to hosting cooking demonstrations on local news stations. These efforts include special educational or promotional campaigns, visual store displays, and cooking programs that push produce. Great Valley Publishing Company, Inc. Increase fruit and vegetable consumption.

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Teach people how to cook. Supermarket dietitians are involved with cooking demonstrations, cooking classes, developing recipes, and providing website resources. Educate about reading labels. Supermarket dietitians are there to help people understand nutrition labels through in-store education, brochures, articles, website resources, and shelf labeling systems. And many have pushed their stores to adopt nutrition scoring systems such as NuVal to help people make more healthful food choices.

Increase fruit and vegetable consumption. These efforts include special educational or promotional campaigns, visual store displays, and cooking programs that push produce.

With the rise in celiac disease and food allergies, one of the most crucial services supermarket dietitians provide is guidance on food sensitivities. They are involved with educating supermarket staff about food allergies, creating clearly labeled sections of supermarkets with gluten-free foods, and publishing allergen product lists for their customers.

PCC Natural Markets trains store staff with a gluten-free education program endorsed by the Gluten Intolerance Group and uses a shelf tag system to help customers identify gluten in products. Many supermarket dietitians are media savvy; they are well trained for appearances on radio and television spots as well as prolific authors on the social media front, engaging people through blogs, Facebook, and Twitter. Teach people how to cook.

Supermarket dietitians are involved with cooking demonstrations, cooking classes, developing recipes, and providing website resources. Educate about reading labels. Supermarket dietitians are there to help people understand nutrition labels through in-store education, brochures, articles, website resources, and shelf labeling systems. And many have pushed their stores to adopt nutrition scoring systems such as NuVal to help people make more healthful food choices.

Increase fruit and vegetable consumption. These efforts include special educational or promotional campaigns, visual store displays, and cooking programs that push produce.

With the rise in celiac disease and food allergies, one of the most crucial services supermarket dietitians provide is guidance on food sensitivities. They are involved with educating supermarket staff about food allergies, creating clearly labeled sections of supermarkets with gluten-free foods, and publishing allergen product lists for their customers.

PCC Natural Markets trains store staff with a gluten-free education program endorsed by the Gluten Intolerance Group and uses a shelf tag system to help customers identify gluten in products.

Many supermarket dietitians are media savvy; they are well trained for appearances on radio and television spots as well as prolific authors on the social media front, engaging people through blogs, Facebook, and Twitter. Some supermarkets, such as Hy-Vee, have dial-a-dietitian programs in which customers can direct pertinent questions to a live dietitian. In addition, many dietitians work directly with the in-house pharmacy on related nutrition issues, such as diabetes and high blood pressure management, and direct special diabetes and weight loss shopping tours.

Many supermarket dietitians have created wellness programs—fully packaged and ready to go, often in use by the employees of the supermarket as well as other local corporations. Make connections in the food system. Improve the RD image. Dietitian faces were plastered all over the store. Web Exclusive Supermarket Dietitians: Great Valley Publishing Company, Inc. Publisher of Today's Dietitian.

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