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    Meijer Adds Third Full-time Dietitian to Cover Stores

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Regional superstore operator Meijer has expanded its Healthy Living nutrition outreach program with the addition of a third full-time registered dietitian, who will serve customers in the Illinois and Indiana regions.

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Regional superstore operator Meijer has expanded its Healthy Living nutrition outreach program with the addition of a third full-time registered dietitian, who will serve customers in the Illinois and Indiana regions.

    "Most consumers make the majority of their dietary decisions in the grocery store," said Todd Anderson, Meijer group v.p. for the Illinois and Indiana region, in a statement. "So, it makes sense for us to provide food and nutrition resources where our customers need it most."
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    Cheryl Bell, MS, RD, LDN, CHE, will join veteran Healthy Living advisors Shari Steinbach (Michigan) and Janine Faber (Kentucky, Ohio, and Eastern Michigan). The team of registered dietitians is charged with providing expert nutrition and wellness information to Meijer customers. The addition of Bell allows the Healthy Living program to reach consumers in the Illinois and Indiana regions. In addition, she adds unique expertise as a culinarian, the company said.

    "My goal is to provide tasteful, healthy meals based on simple cooking techniques and strategies that will are easy to master," said Bell, who's a member of the American Dietetic Association.

    Meijer's Healthy Living program, currently in its third year, offers consumers a variety of resources. Free nutrition information is featured in advertisements, in-house brochures, and a shelf labeling system. Consumers can also log onto Meijer's Web site, www.meijerhealthyliving.com, to find weekly menus that integrate current sale items and healthy recipes.

    Meijer, a family-owned and operated grocery and general merchandise supercenter chain, operates 176 stores throughout Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio.

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