IGA Better Choices Blog
When you want to make better choices, it helps to have a go-to expert. Kim Kirchherr, MS, RD, LDN, CDE, FAND is here to help you! With over 20 years of experience as a registered dietitian helping people one on one or through national television/radio interviews and articles, Kim knows a thing or two about making better choices and what that means to you.
Come back each month for new ideas from Kim and other experts to help answer your questions and provide action steps for you and your loved ones.
Between the weather, summer sports, work, vacation, and other distractions, it can be easy to get overscheduled. That doesn’t mean meals need to be stressful! Here are some simple, summer-y ways to get your meal groove on this summer: Eat seasonally. Many of us are trying to eat more fruits [...]
What is your favorite memory of a meal with your dad or father figure? For me, each season brings a different answer to this question, and for summer my answer involves the grill. Here are three great reasons to get grilling with the family this Father’s Day—and in the summer [...]
Did you know Mother’s Day has been celebrated for over 100 years? It’s no surprise that we want to take a moment to thank the moms in our lives for all they do for us and those around them. Whether you’re honoring a mom, a daughter, family member or friend, [...]
With so many food and beverage options today, there’s so much to consider when making better choices to nourish ourselves and our planet. From questions about sustainability to thoughts on packaging, portions, transportation, energy use, and balance, how do we navigate all the things there are to consider when it [...]
What does going green mean to you? From celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and the start of spring, to making more sustainable lifestyle and food choices, March is the perfect month for greener, better choices for you, your community, and the planet: Green tea – Drinking a cup or two of [...]
It doesn’t have to be hard to make better choices. Here are simple ways to eat better, even if you don’t know your way around the kitchen. Remember, two food groups make a balanced snack, and three food groups make a balanced meal. Choose from fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy, and [...]