Summer Slow Down: A Dietitian Update

Posted on August 29th, 2017

 

 

School is in session and summer is coming to an end…. Although the cooler weather is welcoming we tend to miss all the fun and food that summer brings. This summer during July and August your Reasor’s Registered Dietitians focused on Child Nutrition. We want to share with you a few of our exciting events from the summer.

 

Summer camp is a place for fun, but also a place for learning. We reached 300 students from across the Tulsa area by educating about a healthy plate and portion size. Each child was also given a fun bag to take home and share with their families. We love educating all ages, but children tend to light up when learning about new fruits and vegetables or ones that they have never tried. If you would like us to come speak to your class this school year or summer camp, please contact one us here!

 

Produce is plentiful all throughout the summer. This year, Reasor’s focused an entire week on local farmers and their produce. Your Registered Dietitians were out in a majority of our stores to visit with customers, share recipes and educate on all that produce has to offer and why buying local is beneficial to us all.

Get excited… You asked and we answered!

Reasor’s has partnered with Tandy YMCA and we are now offering cooking classes!!! There are a variety of topics that we are anxious to bring you this fall and we hope you will take us up on the offer. We also have nutrition classes that we will be offering through the Tandy YMCA as well. If you are interested, check out the classes here and sign up!

 

 

 

August began with our Ask the RDs about Child Nutrition event. Each child was given many samples to try and a scavenger hunt. Many children took advantage of the experience of browsing our aisles with their parents to learn more about nutrition and our stores. We hold one of these events every other month to provide our customers theme specific samples, recipes and to answer any questions you may have.

 

 

 

Our Claremore location was full of competition during our Rice Cake Stacking Competition. Our winner, Abigail, stacked rice cakes higher than anyone and won a lunch sack and a Reasor’s gift card! We love to have giveaways and competitions.

A nutrition lesson with a competitive edge is always fun!! Follow our Facebook page, Reasor’s Healthy Living, for all the information on recipes, giveaways, events and other nutrition excitement we have to offer.

We hope your school year has begun with outstanding success. September and October our Eat Right Feel Great focus will be on Gluten Free. Look for store tours and sampling events on our page Reasor’s Healthy Living. We will continue to provide you with recipes, activities and the latest on nutrition. Now bring on fall!!!

 

 

About the Blogger:

 

 

Sarah Cortese, RD/LD is a Reasor’s Registered Dietitian. She is a mother to two sons, so she has fun with child nutrition. She also is always looking for a giveaway for our customers as a way to encourage healthy nutrition in an exciting way!