How times have changed in less than 10 years since I was a in-store dietitian! Blogging was new on the scene and social media was just beginning. I can remember there only being a handful of dietitians working in supermarkets around the country, and now there are hundreds. Many retailers have jumped on the social media scene while others have not yet ventured out. If you are familiar with #followfriday or #FF on twitter, I wanted to give you a few great blogs by outstanding supermarket dietitians to check out. Why wouldn’t you want to know what you should be eating straight from the “aisle experts’? You won’t be disappointed by these creative bloggers. Now, if only more supermarkets would utilize the writing talent of more nutrition experts and start their own blogs.
Supermarket Dietitian Blogs
Wegmans’ Fresh Stories Blog
Wegmans’ dietitians are continually contributing to their company blog. Check out the latest on Gluten Free Options for Spring.
Dietitian, Leah McGrath, has her own blog where she debunks nutrition myths and helps consumers. Her latest post on celiac disease is a must read.
Weis’ blog, “It’s In The Bag”, is a easy to read blog filled with healthy living tips from their dietitians. They have tons of great spring posts up that you can pin, tweet, or share with your friends.
Cindy Silver, corporate dietitian for Lowes Foods, has her own Smart Shopper blog focusing on healthy eating and smart selections from the supermarket.
Supermarket Dietitians’ Personal Blogs
Jenny Shea Rawn and her husband have a wonderful blog focused on their lives, food, and travel. Their recipes are amazing, and you must read their post about their New Hampshire Maple Weekend. You will also find one of her easy recipes here on my blog for Dark Chocolate Covered Caramels.
Jen Haugen is the first dietitian to start a program, Sprouts – Get Out & Grow, for a supermarket to grow their own produce and teach kids about produce and cooking. She recently started “Wellness Wednesdays” at her store’s culinary team to offer MyPlate meals. You can see her creative passion run over on her personal blog where you can check out her great recipes and supermarket secrets. She most recently started the United States of MyPlates challenge. You have to see the map she designed! It’s one of the best nutrition education tools I have seen.
April Graff has a knack for healthy recipes and healthy eating ideas. Her blog focuses on inspiring others to make healthier choices. I love her posts on a Healthier Easter Basket, and I am drooling over her Fish Tacos.
Cindy Silver is busy with 2 blogs, one with Lowes and her personal blog. You will so much information on meal planning and grocery shopping to help people lead healthier lives. She is such an inspiration to get you going on the right track.
Gina Casagrande “candidly” shares her latest venture and low FODMAP recipes. She has great posts on her recent weight loss class, and you should definitely check out her turkey meatballs and zucchini noodle recipe.
Beth Stark and Mandy Rother worked together as supermarket dietitians and decided to team up for their new blog. They don’t let countries separate them from sharing their healthy living advice either. You must check out their 5 to Thrive series.
Dietitian, Martha Nepper, is a busy mom of 4, PhD candidate, and supermarket RD. She also finds time to blog where she shares her advice on healthy eating and inspiring others to eat new foods with healthy recipes. You can also find out more about her on my Healthy Shopper Series.
Anne Cundriff’s blog keeps you posted on happenings in her supermarket as well as inspirational advice on healthy living.
If you want to keep up with these great dietitians and their blogs, you can find them posting on our Pinterest boards. If you are a Supermarket RD with a blog, please let me know so we can connect and I can add you to the shared boards.