An interesting article I came across.. Is there a need for dietitians in supermarkets?
In Moline Illinois, in a local grocery store, a woman who has struggled with colitis and complicated set of instructions in changing her diet was referred to a Registered Dietitian in the grocery store Hy-Vee. The dietitian, Dawn Blockinger, spent almost an hour with this woman compiling a list of what she could and alternatives to what she couldn’t eat. Hy-Vee is the only grocery chain in the country that posts a registered dietitian in almost every one of its 235 stores. In rural areas, some of its more than 190 dietitians serve a cluster of stores.
Grocery stores are now on the rise of hiring Registered Dietitians.
“Andy McCann, senior vice president for retail health at Hy-Vee, said he got about three or four calls and e-mails each week from other grocery store operators wanting to know more about Hy-Vee’s dietitians.”
From this we can see that the dietitian role is expanding, especially in an important place (the grocery store) where people are buying their foods!
What do you think about this? Would you like help from a dietitian when buying food? Do you have a problem where you need specific food and are overwhelmed by all the choices out there? Leave comments!!