At right, a young Co-op member gets an early start on healthy eating. Co-op Dietitian and Food and Nutrition Educator Mary Saucier Choate, M.S., R.D., L.D., helps Co-op customers with healthy eating too, including finding easy ways to meet their health and nutritional needs. For shoppers wanting to start eating more healthfully, Mary has created the popular Better Eating for Life program, a friendly step-by-step guide to improving your food choices. To get started, look here. Or check out a sample chapter! (203K)
Mary also answers food and nutrition questions and gives personalized information to customers who are following a special diet for heart health, diabetes, celiac disease, high blood pressure (low sodium), or other diet-related health conditions. Want to learn more? Check here or send us an email.
Want to learn more about Better Eating for Life from its author? Produced as a cooperative effort between the Co-op Food Stores and Dartmouth Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, Co-op Dietitian and Food and Nutrition Educator Mary Saucier Choate, M.S., R.D., L.D., offered a series of talks about the BEFL program, all of which are available free online. Just click the links below:
1. Portion Power
Serving vs. Portion- keys to healthful eating
Tips and tricks for avoiding “accidental overeating”
Why are they essential?
Easy tips for getting enough produce into your day
3. Whole Grains/Protein Foods
The why’s and how’s of whole grains
Top protein sources for health
4. Snacking/Fun Foods
Snacks as mini-meals
Fun foods do fit into a healthful diet
Calcium: how much, where to find it, non-dairy ideas
Fats: what kinds to use, which to avoid, how much needed
6. Eating Out/Planning to Succeed
Learn to Dine Defensively
Strategies For Moving Ahead On Your Plans For Healthy Eating
In addition to Mary, our Co-op is full of folks with vast food and nutrition expertise. Click on the categories below or at left to find information to meet your needs. Researched and written by staff who care about what they do, these articles are designed to clearly explain nutrition news and science without jargon.