Grocery Stores Offering Dietitians To Help Customers Make Healthy Food Choices
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WEATHER-WISE, KATE HAS OUR UPDATED FORECAST IN TWO MINUTES. MAKING HEALTHY CHOICES AT GROCERY STORE, IT CAN BE TIME CONSUMING AND OVERWHELMING BUT NOW GROCERY STORES ARE MAKING IT EASIER. HEALTH REPORTER STEPHANIE STAHL IS HERE TO EXPLAIN WHAT THEY ARE DOING. REPORTER: INTERESTING CONCEPT, GUYS. PART OF THE COUNTRY’S OBESITY EPIDEMIC IS BLAMED ON PEOPLE MAKING BAD CHOICES AND THAT HAPPENS INSIDE THE GROCERY STORE. WELL TO FIX THAT THERE IS PERSONALIZED HELP, FOR SOME SHOPPERS. LOOKING BACK, LAST TWO WEEKS. REPORTER: JANE IS GOING OVER NUMBERS FROM HIS LAB WORK WITH THE DIETITIAN. I’M DIABETIC TYPE ONE SO MY A1C WAS OUT OF CONTROL. REPORTER: THEY ARE NOT IN THE DOCTOR’S OFFICE BUT HIS LOCAL GROCERY STORE REGISTERED DIETITION KELCE LUBIC MEETS WITH CUSTOMERS EVERY WEEK AT THIS SHOP RITE IN NEW JERSEY, SERVICE THAT THE STORE OFFERS FREE OF CHARGE. WE WILL DO ONE ON ONE CONSULTATION. WE CAN SIT DOWN FOR A LITTLE BIT AND THEN WALK STORE AND SHOW PRODUCTS. REPORTER: SHE PROVIDES TIPS FOR READING LABELS TO HELP CUSTOMERS MAKE HEALTHY CHOICES FOR CUSTOMERS LIKE JAMES, WHO HAD DIABETES KELCE SHOWS HOW TO ACCURATELY COUNT CARBS IN PRODUCTS. SHE EXPLAINED THAT IS NOT REALLY 15 GRAMS OF CARBS ANYMORE, YOU SUBTRACT THE 7 GRAMS OF FIBER AND NOW IT IS 8 GRAMS OF CARBS. REPORTER: SUPERMARKETS LAUNCH PROGRAM IN 2012 AND SAID THOUSANDS OF TAKING PART. A LOT OF SHOPPERS ARE ALSO DEALING WITH CHRONIC MEDICAL CONDITIONS, THAT DIET, NUTRITION CAN REALLY PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN HELPING RESOLVING OR PREVENT. EVERYTHING IS, INCLUDED. REPORTER: SINCE SHOPPING WITH KELCE, JAMES HAS HIS DIABETES IN CHECK AND HAS LOST WEIGHT. I LOST 20-POUND. REPORTER: ONE THING HE HAS GAIN IS A HEALTHIER WAY TO SHOP. NOW OTHER SUPER MARKETS OFFER ACCESS TO DIETITIONS AND NUTRITION NECESSARY BUT MOST CHARGE FOR THOSE EXTRA SERVICES. YOU CAN ALWAYS GET TIPS FOR HEALTHY GROCERY SHOPPING FOR FREE, ON LINE, I HAVE TO TELL YOU PAYING ATTENTION TO THOSE NUTRITION LABELS IT CAN BE TRICKY. WATCH OUT FOR SERVING SIZE. I WAS JUST ABOUT TO SAY. THEY ALWAYS GET YOU ON.

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