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Groceries 101 in New Jersey

Groceries 101 is a program developed to help you navigate the grocery store in a health-conscious manner. Oftentimes, the endless food options can be overwhelming, and the food labels can cause confusion. If this sounds familiar, we invite you to participate in our Groceries 101 program.

What is Groceries 101?

groceries_101-200x300Groceries 101 is a unique program that was developed by Kathryn Valentine, RD, of the Center for Bariatric Endoscopy. This program involves supermarket tours with Kathryn to learn how to identify the best food choices for you and your family. With confusing health claims advertised on food labels and ever-increasing food options, making healthy choices in the grocery store has become very challenging. Groceries 101 can take the guesswork out of your weekly shop.

Benefits of Groceries 101

We believe that planning is the key to achieving your goals. With so many new products and false claims about food and health, supermarkets have become more confusing. We can help you navigate the nonsense during a one-on-one shopping tour with our Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Find out the truth about claims such as “reduced fat,” “all natural,” and “no sugar added” and what you really need to know in order to plan a healthy menu. End the tour with a comprehensive shopping list built around our favorite picks for your favorite foods.

What Should I Expect from Groceries 101?

Groceries 101 helps you understand food product labeling for foods that claim to be low in sodium, fat or sugar as well as product labeling for natural and organic foods. After you participate in the program, you will feel confident in your ability to navigate the grocery store. Groceries 101 makes it easy to choose foods that offer the highest nutritional value to enhance your health and wellbeing and help you reach your goals.

How Much Does Groceries 101 Cost?

Our Groceries 101 program may be covered by your medical insurance. When you contact your insurance company, please inform them that the program is conducted by a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. You may be responsible for all or part of the program costs depending on your benefits. Please contact the office for further information.

Is Groceries 101 Right for Me?

Groceries 101 is recommended for everyone! With so many choices in the grocery store, you shouldn’t be misled by marketing claims. The program is well suited for all adults, regardless of health status.

Why Choose Kathryn Valentine, RD for Groceries 101?

Kathryn Valentine, RD, works with patients who struggle with obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes and other conditions. Her experiences with these patients have taught her that everyone struggles with making healthy nutritional choices in the grocery store. She is dedicated to educating her clients and helping them learn to make informed decisions about their food.

What to Expect During Your Consultation for Groceries 101

Food is such a personal choice, and many people associate pleasant memories with their favorite meals. Kathryn recognizes the deep connection that some people have with food. She may recommend the Groceries 101 program if she sees an opportunity for you to make healthier choices in the grocery store.

Food labels can be misleading, so you need to be acutely aware of what to look for in the grocery store. The Center for Bariatric Endoscopy offers the Groceries 101 program to help you succeed in your nutritional and fitness goals. To learn more, please contact us today!


“Individual results may vary.  Results are not guaranteed with this or any other procedure. Any weight loss procedure should be accompanied with nutritional counselling and an appropriate diet and exercise program.”