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A shopper grapples with products and technology in a grocery store [CREDIT: pxhere.com, Viki Mohamad]

Grocery Shopping for Your Health: Our new blog series

Have you ever thought about grocery shopping as what it really should be: shopping for your health? It’s an unusual view, for many, but one that’s really worth exploring … and adopting.

Grocery Shopping for Your Health iconAnd we can help.

We’re developing and launching “Grocery Shopping for Your Health,” a multi-part blog series that dives into an array of subjects that will help you shop more wisely—for your health and your checkbook. The series will build on a blog post I wrote in June, focused on “sustainable food and you,” which explored ways you could be more sustainable in the store and at home.

With “Grocery Shopping for Your Health,” we’ll take a virtual tour through the store to help you learn how (and why) to purchase nutritious, high-quality foods; ways you can reduce food waste; save money without sacrificing nutrition (and flavor); and, of course, practice essential food safety.

We’ll roll out new posts twice a week, covering the following topics:

  • Building a healthier way of eating.
  • Produce department – fruits.
  • Produce department – vegetables.
  • The freezer section (fruits, vegetables, and meals).
  • The refrigerated case – milk and yogurt.
  • The refrigerated case – cheeses.
  • The refrigerated case – eggs.
  • Canned foods and more.
  • Beans and other legumes.
  • Nuts, peanuts, and peanut butter.
  • Rice, pasta, and other grains.
  • Breakfast cereals.
  • Breads and bakery.
  • Keeping a basic, healthy pantry.
  • Poultry.
  • The meat and deli case.
  • The fish counter.
  • Food safety considerations that start at the store.
  • Shopping “green” is more than just saving money.

While we won’t discuss each item in a grocery store (as example, we’re not going to delve into paper products), anyone who has been in a grocery store lately—let alone one of the “big-box” marts—knows we still have a lot to cover. But let’s be ambitious, together, and learn to shop with an eye to eating healthy, cutting costs, and improving food safety.

NEXT UP: Building a healthier way of eating.

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