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Published October 26, 2009, 09:28 PM

Putting An End To Grocery Shopping Confusion

Adult obesity is increasing. Now a new business venture in Grand Forks is trying to get people to make smarter choices at the grocery store.

By: Christine Boggy, WDAZ

Adult obesity is increasing.

Now a new business venture in Grand Forks is trying to get people to make smarter choices at the grocery store.

Boggy: Is good nutrition on your grocery list? With obesity on the rise, a lot of people are forgetting to make healthy choices when they fill up their carts.

Suzanne Steidl: "I think we assume a lot when it comes to being a smart buyer with nutrition and once you start reading labels and that type of thing you find out that things are a little bit different."

Boggy: A new Grand Forks business partnership will have a dietitian watching as you grab for the Diet Coke. Altru Hospital is teaming up with Hugo's grocery stores for dietitian-led tours through the aisles. People will learn how to read food labels, avoid traps, and improve nutrition all while adding variety to their diets.

Ruth Nord: "I think it's an excellent idea."

Boggy: With our busy lifestyles we tend to reach for a cereal bar, when in reality it's not a healthy breakfast choice.

Sue Streitz: "We're just working together on this to let people know what's available, what are good choices, what are poor choices and eliminate some of the confusion that's out there."

Boggy: But having help spotting those saturated fats isn't free. It'll cost you $40.00 for a one-hour group session and $60 for a personal tour with the dietitian.

Susan Streitz: We're trying to help them make good decisions when they're ready to learn and make it as easy as possible.

Ruth Nord: "We all need to make better choices with our food."

The tours will be offered the second Thursday and fourth Tuesday of every month.

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