Supermarket Tours – are they for you?
Food labels giving you a headache?
How do you know if a food product is healthy?
A Diabetes NSW Accredited Practising Dietitian can help you!
Our dietitians regularly run free Supermarket Tours right across NSW. The tours are designed to help you make sense of food labels and to build your confidence in making healthy food choices.
We appreciate how difficult it can be to translate your knowledge about healthy eating into actions and our team of dietitians are skilled at assisting you with this. Supermarket tours are run in stores with a small group of people and the skills taught are transferable to anywhere you might shop – the principles are the same. Tours also provide an opportunity to see products and talk about them on the spot. We can help you to identify foods that fit into healthy categories; healthy choices are about more than just fat or sugar content. Our dietitians can teach you how to navigate sometimes complex nutrition information panels and front of pack marketing.
Recently we conducted some research into how useful our supermarket tours are to people living with diabetes – a survey of 789 tour participants. Our research has been accepted for presentation at the Dietitians Association of Australia National Conference this year. Some highlights of our results are:
- 95% of tour participants felt that both their label reading knowledge and confidence in choosing healthy foods had improved after the tour
- 100% of people said they would recommend the tours to others
- Participants reported that their knowledge and confidence remained high, even up to 3 years after attending a tour, and that they were still referring to the tools provided
So, if you would like to be able to go straight to the business end of food labels, interpret them accurately, make healthy food choices more often, learn about nutritional value for money and reinforce your knowledge about healthy eating and diabetes, then a Diabetes NSW Supermarket Tour is for you!
Visit our What’s On page to see when the next Supermarket Tour is on in your area, or call our Customer Care Line on 1300 342 238 to register your interest or speak directly with a dietitian.