Could something like this help You?

By pixsidust Latest Reply 2012-08-27 11:13:23 -0500
Started 2012-08-25 09:57:37 -0500

Its Saturday morning and I am shopping the sales. I let my fingers do the walking to decide where to shop for that oversized bag of dog food.
I decided to sign up with my local grocery store for emailed coupons
when I came across store tours with a dietician! Shop 'n Save is a chain grocery store located in the Midwest. Could you local store offer the same services? If not…Call their corporate office and ask if they would.
For Diabetics who are new, without insurance, in need of extra help or the family member who shops for a loved one, this free service could be a help. Its a great time to learn, ask questions and become more comfortable shopping the Diabetic way!

Here is their ad:

Eating Healthy With My Diabetes FREE Store Tours

Get great tips from your Shop 'n Save pharmacists on keeping your heart healthy, review products that help you take care of your diabetes, plus a registered dietitian will tour the store with you to help you understand food labels and use that information to plan meals.

11 replies

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-08-27 11:13:23 -0500 Report

I posted this information on facebook for friends last year. I called to do the tour and learned one store no longer did this as a courtesy because the dietitian decided she wanted to be paid and the store could not afford to pay her. Unfortunately it was the store closest to me. I have friends who have taken the tour and loved it. She helps them shop for the right foods, had meal plans, how to properly exchange foods and how to substitute ingredients in recipes to make them diabetic friendly.

sleepygreek 2012-08-25 15:59:05 -0500 Report

What a GREAT idea!! I don't have any Shop 'n Saves by me but what an excellent thing to do for your customers. Sandi

DeanaG 2012-08-25 15:47:02 -0500 Report

Thank you for the information!!
I had no idea about a service like this, I'll be checking my local stores. ;-)

Irish1951 2012-08-25 12:41:19 -0500 Report

I don't have a Shop n Save locally. Here in Columbus Ohio we have Giant Eagle. It too offers Dietitians in store. The offer classes for D. They show people what things are good to eat and some things to avoid. In the second class they work with the people to actually develope menus that are D friendly. These are at a reasonable cost ( 4 sessions for 20 dollars). They do individual sessions again for minimal cost ( about half of what is charge through the local hospital). They also have free sessions that include store tours with the Dietician, classes on different types of diet ( I took the one on the Mediterranean diet).

I have told my Doctor about the services and he has sent 6 other patients to see the Dietician. This is a great service and a good resource for diabetics. They also offer classes specifically for eating to high blood pressure and high cholesterol. I would highly recommend you use these services if available and ask your local chain to begin them if they don't have them.

pixsidust 2012-08-25 13:17:24 -0500 Report

Yes I agree I had not idea that such a thing exists. For those who can not find a grocery store chain that has this in their neck of the woods, call the corporate office of each store chain and ask for it. You never know!

CJ55 2012-08-25 16:04:23 -0500 Report

Wow.. This is very cool. We dont have shop n saves here in NC but I am going to ask my local stores.. You never know.. They could offer them but not advertise it. Thank you for the info.

Nick1962 2012-08-25 19:01:57 -0500 Report

Where I am here in NC we have Harris Teeter. They have bi-weekly e-mail coupons and alerts on sales that are tailered to your shopper card. Each time you shop, you give them your card and your purchases are linked so you get notifications on what you typically buy. i think one in the better part of town does do the dietician thing once a month.

CJ55 2012-08-26 11:06:41 -0500 Report

Good Afternoon Nick.. I shop at Harris Teeter as well. I Always use my card but have never received any notifications on what I typically buy. I will have to ask about that and the dietician. Thanks for letting me know. Have a great Sunday.

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