IGA Better Choices Blog
When you decide it’s time for you and/or your family to start making better choices in food and activity, it helps to have a reliable resource to turn to—especially when you consider all the conflicting information out there coming from everyone from your neighbor up the street to latest diet guru on social media.
That’s why IGA has registered dietitian Kim Kirchherr. With over 18 years as a registered dietitian, 15 years as a certified diabetes educator and having made hundreds of appearances on national television and radio shows to talk about health and wellness, Kim knows a thing or two about eating right and making better choices. It’s all about balance and enjoying occasional treats while making wise choices every day. Moderation is key, and with a little planning, pretty much all your favorite things fit in just fine.
In today’s fast-paced world, all too often grocery shopping is relegated to mindless options within arm's reach, leaving us too rushed to stop and smell the produce, so to speak. But when time allows, I like to explore and enjoy every second of what I like to call an IGA [...]
When’s the last time you stopped to think about exactly what you were eating and why? Most of us get into a rut when it comes to food choices, buying what we always do, making what we always make, and taking in the occasional unexpected food or beverage, when someone [...]
Who would ever say they aren’t interested in eating better? No one, that’s who. Who only purchases healthier foods every time they eat? Very few people, that’s who. Reconciling our taste buds and our brains can sometimes be a bit of a chore, but it doesn’t have to be. How [...]
Food is important to people. It’s personal to people. And for good reason. We learn from our parents, family and friends about food, cooking and what we like and dislike. It becomes even more personal when we start to connect the food and lifestyle choices we make with our health. [...]
Your food shopping experience doesn’t stop when leave your Hometown Proud IGA. It goes on into the home, where you have to unload the groceries, promptly refrigerate or freeze items that need cold storage, and put away canned and dried goods. But you know how that goes. When you’re busy, [...]
Eat before you go grocery shopping. Make a list before heading to the store. Read the ad to plan ahead. When it comes to shopping for food, these are tips that surface time and time again. And while they are certainly helpful, all is not lost if you happen to [...]