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Trader Joe’s

TJ’s offer a free app that allows you to see featured products and find nearby stores. Their website has complete product lists for special diets (e.g. vegan and gluten free), and intricate guides for everything from party planning to pairing wine and cheese.


In addition to having dietitians on staff, Wegman’s has developed “Wellness Keys,” which are easy-to-recognize dots on products and recipes that show customers how each food fits into different diet plans, such as gluten-free and vegan. 

Whole Foods

Whole Foods employs a healthy eating specialist in each store, and is also heavily involved in the community. The company also provides low-interest loans to local farmers and food artisans through the Local Producer Loan Program. Their Whole Kids Foundation addresses children’s health issues through school gardens and Michelle Obama’s initiative, Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools.

What’s your favorite grocery store for making healthy choices? Please share in the comments and help your fellow CGH-ers stay in the know!

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Rachel Paul, MS, RD is the go-to Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist for food and nutrition advice in college. She is here to help you stay healthy during this important time in your life – balancing academics, social life, and sleep is hard enough! Rachel believes that listening to your body, eating the foods you love, and incorporating health along the way is the best way to succeed in the long-term. You can find recipes, guidance, and more at You can also follow her on Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram at @NutritionistU. Rachel received her Bachelor of Science in nutrition and Master of Science in public health nutrition at Case Western Reserve University. She is now in school for her PhD in behavioral nutrition at Teachers College, Columbia University. read more about