Nutrition Month: TIP 9: Healthy eating starts at the grocery store. Shop for nutrient-rich choices in every aisle.

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Nutrient-rich food offers more vitamins, minerals and other nutrients for relatively fewer calories.33 You can find nutrient rich foods in just about every aisle of the grocery store:

• In the produce section, choose a variety of colourful vegetables and fruits. There are lots of healthy options in the frozen aisle too. When shopping for juice, choose 100% fruit and vegetable juices.
• In the cooler section, look for lower-fat milk products, such as skim, 1% or 2% milk and low-fat yogurt. You’ll also find eggs there.
• At the butcher counter, choose cuts of fresh, lean, unseasoned meats and poultry instead of deli slices.
• At the seafood counter, look for fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon and trout, as well as shellfish, such as shrimp and crab.
• When shopping for grains, get whole grains, such as brown rice, bulgur, quinoa and barley. When buying bread and cereal, choose whole grain and higher-fibre varieties.
• In the inner aisles, look for legumes such as black beans and chickpeas, as well as nuts and seeds such as walnuts, almonds and sunflower seeds.

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About alittlenutrition

Susan is passionate about teaching others how to achieve optimal health and wellness by taking the confusion out of nutrition and promoting fun ways to stay active. Susan has been a certified fitness instructor for over 8 years and enjoys teaching yoga, pilates, and fitball classes at Elite Fitness and Dance. However, her main interest in nutrition has led her in the direction of becoming a registered dietitian. Susan completed her undergrad in Human Nutritional Science at the University of Manitoba and has recently completed her dietetic internship with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. Currently she is now combining her fitness skills with her nutrition knowledge and offering comprehensive nutritional and lifestyle coaching. Prior to becoming a dietitian, Susan worked as a sales executive for a variety of paint manufactures for over 10 years. She created innovative sales initiatives and marketing programs for corporate and independent retails stores. Now with her knowledge of nutrition and her business experience, she helps restaurants and food service operations create healthier meals options for their customers. Susan is highly involved in community health promotion, as she has been appointed to sit on the Recreation and Wellness Commission of Niverville and the Chair person for the South Eastman RHA District Health Advisory Council Western division. She is the co-founder of former the Niverville Active Living and she has put on many community health promotion activities such as: * Lose It For Life - Weight loss / Lifestyle Transformation program * Family Fitness Month…Win A Will Contest * Niverville Fair ~ Smoothie Booth * Community Cholesterol Reduction Challenge * Cooking On A Budget * Couch Potato Race She is a member of the College of Dietitians of Manitoba, Dietitians of Canada, Manitoba Fitness Council and the Canadian Obesity Network. In her spare time, Susan enjoys cooking for her family, gardening, photography and being physically active outdoors with her husband and friends.
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