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Shopping for Vegetables

Simple Tips Replace iceberg lettuce with an alternative leafy green such as Mixed Greens, Spinach, Romaine or Kale. Iceberg lettuce contains significantly fewer nutrients as compared to these other lettuce varieties.

At the Store

Simple Tips Eat a meal or snack before you go shopping. Going to the grocery store on an empty stomach can result in impulse shopping and more unhealthy food choices. Try to focus on shopping the perimeter of the store, where there are fewer processed, packaged foods.

Healthy Lifestyle Choices

Simple Tips Don’t be afraid to ask your physician for help and/or a referral to see a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Remember that not everything you read on the internet is factual, accurate, or helpful. Always ask your physician or nutritionist for clarification.

Eating at Home

Simple Tips Make it a habit to prepare a grocery list, go to the store and have food readily available at home. This may mean weekly, biweekly or monthly shopping. Do what works best for you.