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The Healthy Family Meals Newsletter, Issue #143 Supermarkets & Child Obesity
April 27, 2011

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Harnessing the Power of Supermarkets to Help Reverse Childhood Obesity

A new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and The Food Trust examines marketing strategies that may help parents, caregivers and youths select and purchase healthier foods and beverages at the grocery store.

Released last week at the Food Marketing Institute’s Health and Wellness conference in Florida, Harnessing the Power of Supermarkets to Help Reverse Childhood Obesity includes case studies and recommendations about marketing tactics, such as in-store promotions, placement and pricing, that can encourage healthy eating, increase customer satisfaction and help food retailers increase profitability.

The report provides highlights from a meeting co-hosted by RWJF and The Food Trust in June 2010. More than 60 public health leaders, food retailers, food manufacturers, consumer product designers and marketers met in Philadelphia to address the vital role supermarkets can play in providing access to healthy affordable foods in all communities, and the unique role they can play in reversing the childhood obesity epidemic, especially in lower-income and multi-ethnic communities. Throughout the meeting, participants worked to find “win-win-win” solutions for consumers, retailers and manufacturers.

RWJF and The Food Trust also teamed up to produce a related video about neighborhood corner stores and a new grocery store in North Philadelphia that are finding innovative ways to market healthier foods to customers.

The supermarket has always been where 'it all begins' in selecting food for our families. Read more in the article below to help your family and/or the families you work with to have a healthier spring!

Read more about this recent research.

Read the latest nutrition news on growing healthy kids with the link below:

Fussy Babies Get Solid Food Too Early


Thank you Jesse Cool from the Flea Street Cafe for submitting this delicious recipe for our recipe contest.

Ingredients and Instructions:

Serves 8

1 yellow onion

2 carrots, peeled

2 stalks celery

3 whole eggs, beaten

1 cup tomato ketchup

1 1/2 T dry Italian dressing

1 T salt

1/2 tsp ground black pepper

2 pounds ground dark turkey meat

1 1/2 cups cooked bulgar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a food processor or by hand, grate the onion, carrot and celery and scrape into a large bowl. Add the eggs, 2/3 cup of the ketchup, the Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Add the ground met and bulgur and mix thoroughly.

Put the meatloaf in a baking pan and form into a loaf. Spread remaining ketchup on top of the meatloaf.

Bake for 45 minutes.

What will your family do for healthier MEALTIMES?

Celebrating Healthy Families 2011

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Kindy --Your Family Dietitian

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