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Registered Dietitians: We Thank You!

Around the Table By March 14, 2012 Tags: , , , , No Comments

Happy Registered Dietitians Day! Chippy Loves RDs

We here at ShopWell want to take a moment to recognize the exceptional work that Registered Dietitians do all around the world getting people healthy and keeping them that way. Thank you for all of the hard work you do each day. We are proud to support such a selfless and dedicated group of professionals!

Want to know more about RDs?

Registered Dietitians are experts in food and nutrition. In order to become a Registered Dietitian (RD), a practitioner must earn a bachelor's degree from an institution accredited by the American Dietetic Association's Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education, completing a supervised and accredited practice program at a healthcare facility, passing a national examination, and completing continuing-education requirements to maintain that registration. And those are just the basic requirements! Further, over 50 percent of RDs also have a master's degree or Ph.D., and many of them also complete specialized education on topics like diabetes or pediatric nutrition. read more


Today is “What’s on MyPlate?” Day – Help Spread the Word! #MyPlateYourPlate

Around the Table By March 8, 2012 Tags: , , , , No Comments

Today, March 8th, marks the first annual Myplate_green"What's on Your MyPlate?" Day. The goal of today is to heighten public awareness of the importance of choosing foods for a healthy meal. 

We here at ShopWell are committed to promoting a diet that reflects the latest recommendations in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and highlighting the message behind the new MyPlate food icon

As Community Partners within the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion Nutrition Communicators Network, we join nearly 6,000 USDA partners in spreading this message. read more


And the Winner Is…

Keeping It Fresh By December 20, 2011 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

300X250 Speepstakes BannerWe are happy to announce the winners of the Mix it Up! with ShopWell Sweepstakes!  

First off, we would like to thank everyone for participating in our Sweepstakes.  We had over 5,000 entrants and have continued to have great engaging conversation on our facebook page about food, nutrition, and simple ways to "Trade Up" to healthier grocery options.  For more great tips, make sure to visit our website and download our FREE iphone app

And now to the big announcement! read more


Cooking or Just Eating? Last-Minute Thanksgiving Tips For All

Chew on This By November 21, 2011 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

Dreamstime_s_16786628With Turkey Day only a few days away, those of you who are cooking might be pressed for time or short on ideas for what to serve. And those of you who are just eating might be concerned about overdoing it. Never fear! We've got last-minute Thanksgiving tips for both groups.

If You're Cooking

Handling culinary duties this year? We know it can be tough to balance work, travel, houseguests, and preparing a big meal for your family and friends. Here are some great last-minute ShopWell lists of foods to add to your grocery list that are nutritious and easy to prepare. read more


Plan An Indulgent Yet Healthy Thanksgiving Meal

Chew on This By November 17, 2011 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

Gourds Thanksgiving is only a week away: we know many of you are planing your menus for your family and friends. Whether you are recreating your grandmother's sage and butter stuffing or are trying the new gorgonzola cream spinach recipe from your favorite cooking magazine, one way to help you, and the people you are cooking for, maintain self-control over the busy holiday season is to have a solid understanding of portion size. Couple this with a few healthy dishes for you and your guests, and you'll be able to indulge in favorite treats and spend hours with family members around the dinner table without giving up your commitment to year-round healthy eating. read more


From zombies to e-cards to crockpots: Some of our favorite .govs

Chew on This By November 10, 2011 Tags: , , , , , , , , No Comments

Zombie-WebCover_1While researching our food and nutrition tools and content, we here at ShopWell spend a lot of time on government websites. In addition to providing well-researched health and nutrition information, these sites also have some awesome hidden elements, from e-cards to zombie comics.

In honor of Election Day and Veteran's Day, we've gathered a few of our favorite fun government websites for you to check out. Just like ShopWell itself, they make food, nutrition, and health more fun and accessible. read more


Healthy Halloween! Our Tricks for Nourishing Treats

Chew on This By October 28, 2011 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

Dreamstime_s_6733731Everybody loves the spooky, scary fun of Halloween, but once you add up the saturated fat, sugar, and sodium in the holiday's most popular treats, you might get the fright of your life. A few simple changes this October 31st can make a real difference in the nutrition impact of your All Hallows' Eve. (Plus, you can have a little wiggle room left over for a snack size candy bar or two.) Here are some great trade-ups that make Halloween traditions a little healthier, without impacting the fun. read more