By Krystal Register, MS, RDN, LDN, Senior Director, Health & Well-being, FMI

Food retailers are making investments and launching programs to both fight hunger and improve the health of customers, utilizing the passion and expertise of registered dietitians and registered nurses at the strategic level, embedded in stores and out in the community.  

In this video, Allison Delaney, MS, RD, LDN, director of healthy living at Stop & Shop and Tina McGeough, MPH, RDN, CDCES, registered dietitian with Stop & Shop share insights along with Faith Bontrager, RN, BSN, MHI, program manager of food insecurity solutions with Albertsons Companies.

Together they share stories of purposeful outreach and in-depth nutrition education in neighborhoods with high rates of diet-related chronic conditions and food insecurity. They also paint the picture of how Food as Medicine programs, like SNAP incentives and produce prescriptions, come to life when fulfilled at the grocery store where customers are also supported with tools and resources to help identify better-for-you options, save money on groceries and eat nutritiously.

As Tina notes: “There’s no better place for customers to connect with food and nutrition security programs than at a grocery store.”