Kroger’s The Little Clinic is piloting nutrition counseling from registered dietitian nutritionists in Nashville, Tenn., Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio, and Denver.
"Kroger is a health and wellness leader in so many regards that it’s a natural extension of our business to add dietitians to our care model," said Colleen Lindholz, The Little Clinic president and CEO, in a statement. “We are now able to help our patients make a better connection between food and overall health and provide personalized food-related guidance to each individual patient right inside the store where food decisions are made.”
The initiative is being led by Eileen Myers, who has been named VP of retail dietetics and nutrition solutions for The Little Clinic. She was formerly VP of affiliations and patient-centered strategies for the company.
According to Myers, RDNs will take a hands-on approach “because we can easily take a store tour with patients, guide them to the foods that best fit their nutrition goals, teach them how to read food labels and create a personalized food plan to best support the patient’s goals, whether that’s weight management, food allergies, diabetes, improved sports performance or other health concerns,” she said in a statement.
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