To help guests actively engage in National Nutrition Month, Market Street locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area are offering a variety of initiatives aimed to make healthy shopping effortless and gathering nutritional knowledge simple. These healthy initiatives are part of Market Street’s continuous investment into health and wellness programs for guests and team members.
“We offer our guests fresh, high-quality products and nutritional expertise as they shop in hopes of making their grocery shopping experience a well-informed and successful one,” said Robin Hawkins, MS, RD, LD, director of health and wellness for Market Street. “The health and wellness of our guests and team members are always a top priority. We’re committed to leading our industry by example and supporting the specific health and wellness needs of our communities.”
To help guests make informed choices while shopping, Market Street locations utilize the NuVal™ Nutritional Scoring System, which rates the nutritional value of foods throughout the store on a scale of 1 to 100. In 2010, Market Street was the first grocery chain in Texas to implement the NuVal system.
Supplementing the NuVal system is Market Street’s own “Dietitian’s Top Pick” program, which highlights the highest scoring products in each food category and rotates throughout the year.
Due to the success and demand for healthy store tours, Market Street has increased the number of dietitian-led store tours to help guests learn how to best support their specific dietary needs and achieve their overall health goals. Guests can view the schedule and register online or in stores for tours which cover a variety of nutrition topics, including:
• Healthy Shopping 101
• Easy Diabetes Shopping
• Healthy Heart Cart
• Hunt for Good Nutrition (kid-friendly)
• Living Gluten- and/or Dairy-Free
Additionally, Market Street has expanded its Living Well menu with items inspired by Corporate Chef Chris Wilson. Living Well items are prepared fresh daily, rotate seasonally and contain 500 calories or less, as well as zero grams of trans fat. For guests looking for greener options, Market Street’s salad bar offers a wide variety of fresh ingredients to choose from and rotates its offerings on a seasonal basis.
Online, guests can take advantage of the expertise of the company’s four corporate dietitians through its Ask The Experts service, along with the Living Well Blog, which offers tips and tricks on living and eating healthy.
“We aim to be a one-stop health and wellness destination for our guests,” Hawkins said. “Especially during National Nutrition Month, we want to ensure we’re providing our guests and team members with the tools and knowledge they need to achieve their nutritional requirements and goals.”
For more information about health and wellness initiatives, store tours or nutritional tips, visit marketstreetdfw.com.
About Market Street
Market Street™ is a unique and inspiring shopping experience – the place to go for people who care about food, who want a healthier lifestyle, and who are open to fresh new food ideas. It’s the place where everyday meets gourmet – where guests can bring many shopping lists to one store. Of the 11 current Market Street locations in Texas, four are located in Collin County: McKinney, Allen, Frisco and Plano. Visit marketstreetdfw.com.