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Make your fall grocery store tours a success with tips and support from Cindy Silver, MS, RDN, LDN.

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"The Grocery Store is the very best nutrition education classroom there is."       ~~ Cindy Silver, MS, RDN, LDN

October 2014
 

Cindy's Note

Is it feeling like fall where you live? Here, in North Carolina, trees are beginning to turn beautiful colors and it’s chilly in the morning! October is a perfect time to lend assistance to busy people who are just now getting settled from a hectic transition away from summer. Part of everyone’s overwhelm is figuring out how to manage meals and groceries – so, an eye-opening grocery store tour can truly work miracles. In this issue let’s look at fall foods to help reduce stress at mealtime.  Remember, YOU are the solution to your clients’ nutrition struggles. So, be ready to encourage and assist them as they aim their grocery carts in the direction of healthier choices. I’m here to help you succeed in this pursuit!
 

  • Inspiring you to conduct a grocery store tour
  • Sharing tips with you on grocery store tours
  • Making you aware of grocery store tour resources
  • Offering you solutions from 18 years of experience in the grocery store

Tour Tips

A Grocery Store Tour ~ Fall Foods to Reduce Stress At Mealtime
 

  • Fresh Veggies. Give an in-the-aisles lesson about roasting fall veggies! Suggest pumpkin chunks, butternut squash chunks, broccoli florets, cauliflower florets (or the entire head), sweet potato/white potato chunks, garlic, onions and don’t forget parsnips. Roasting brings out the sweet flavors in veggies, making them a win-win for adults and kids. Explain a simple recipe to roast any veggie or a mixture: 1. Wash & cut into bite-size pieces; 2. Toss with 1-2 teaspoons olive or canola in a bowl; 3. Scatter on a flat baking pan – in a single layer; 4. Bake/roast for 20-25 minutes at 425 degrees F.
  • Deli Carry-Out. Give an in-the-aisles lesson about the healthiest ready-to-eat foods. Variety is important, along with animal-based and plant-based options. There is rotisserie chicken, store-made pizza with veggie toppings, turkey sausage, lightly preserved cold cuts with bakery fresh breads. And, don’t forget the salad bar with hot soup &/or fall chili to warm everyone’s belly. A quick meal is always at the shoppers’ fingertips, so help your clients sort it all out.
  • Frozen Meal Starters. Give an in-the-aisles lesson about making a meal from the frozen foods case. There are more fall options than most shoppers realize such as frozen ravioli (add basil pesto or red sauce), a stir-fry mix of veggies (add to seafood department shrimp or a can of tuna), vegetarian soy crumbles to make into a fun burrito (with salad bar toppings), and a salmon or black bean burger. Do some brainstorming of meal ideas with your clients so they can learn from one another. While on your tour, they are surrounded by creative and healthy choices.
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This Fall’s Featured Resource: NEW Hourly Consultation with Cindy!
 

Our phone consultation will be customized to your needs and will help you get fully organized to ‘nail it’ on the first try with your grocery store program! For details, click here.
Are you:
 

  • Ready to move your services into the grocery store, but stuck knowing how to do it?
  • Wasting time trying to figure out whom in the store to approach and what to say?
  • Uncertain of how to design your services once you get into the store?
Our consultation session will move you forward to:
 
  • Clarify specific goals you have for your services at the grocery store.
  • Quickly map out a plan to approach the store and propose your services.
  • Give you the confidence to create a unique grocery store experience for your clients.

For all the details of this NEW consultation service, click here.
To ask a question about this resource, email Cindy.
 

Grocery Store Resources:


I offer a growing assortment of professional resources to make every grocery store program you present a spectacular success. Use my resources with total confidence knowing they came from 17-1/2 years of ongoing experience working for a grocery store chain and consulting for a grocery store chain. Let my successful experiences guide your path!
 

Other Resources:


Grocery Store Tour Outlines with Tip Sheet: The Ultimate Tool for You!
My bundle of 3 Grocery Store Tour Outlines is available by clicking here.
Grocery Store Tour Consultation: The Ultimate Jump-Start for You!     
 
  • My assistance to create your one-of-a-kind Grocery Store Services is available by clicking here.
                                                                                               
To send Cindy an email, click here.
 
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What's Coming Next?


Next Issue: December 2014

Topic: Holiday Store Tour – Celebrate with a Healthy Twist!
 

About Cindy  Cindy Silver RD

Cindy Silver is a registered dietitian who has spent 17 years working in the retail food industry, both on the corporate staff and as a consultant. She understands the ins-and-outs of working in a positive synergy with upper management as well as store employees. She offers individual coaching and consultation for Nutrition and Wellness professionals who wish to expand their business services into the grocery store venue with great success!

You can learn more about Cindy on her website - Market Basket Nutrition.
 

Thank you!

Thank you for trusting me as your go-to grocery store tour expert! 
 
 Cindy Silver

Cindy Silver, MS, RDN, LDN

Registered Dietitian

Winston-Salem, North Carolina
 

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