Makeover Your Grocery Cart: Dietitians of Canada Celebrates Nutrition Month in the Grocery Store


TORONTO, Feb. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - This March, Dietitians of Canada is asking Canadians to put their 'Best Food Forward' and 'Plan Shop Cook Enjoy!' - in celebration of Nutrition Month 2013.  Nutrition Month is dedicated to serving up practical advice from registered dietitians, the food and nutrition experts, to makeover your grocery cart.

"Healthy eating begins at the grocery store. It's where most people purchase their food," says Francy Pillo-Blocka with Dietitians of Canada. According to an Ipsos Reid poll conducted for Dietitians of Canada, 63% of Canadians struggle with making healthier food choices in the grocery store at least half the time when they shop. "This Nutrition Month, dietitians will be focused on providing Canadian consumers with the information they need to put healthier food in their grocery cart and on their tables at home".

Each day in March, Dietitians of Canada dishes up a new grocery-shopping tip designed to help you makeover your grocery cart. You can access the tips from eaTipster, our new free iPhone and iPad app, or visit our site to view the tips at Some of the healthy shopping tips include:

  • Quality counts! Choose foods based on overall nutrient profile, not just one healthy ingredient.
  • Get frozen! For healthy meals in a flash, pack your freezer with nutrient-rich frozen food.
  • Skip processed meals. Cooking simple meals is an easy way to save money on your grocery bill.

For the details on the tips and more information about Nutrition Month 2013, visit

About Dietitians of Canada

Dietitians of Canada (DC) is the national professional association for dietitians, representing about 6,000 members at the local, provincial and national levels. DC has led the Nutrition Month Campaign for more than 30 years.  For more information, visit

About Nutrition Month Sponsors

DC acknowledges its partners who help bring Nutrition Month 2013 to Canadians: Bring Healthier Home from Loblaw Companies Limited, Dairy Farmers of Canada and Danone Canada.

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