About

Welcome to Supermarket Nutrition! If you are here, I am hoping you are interested in making better choices at the supermarket. Supermarket Nutrition was started as a site to educate consumers about healthier food items at the grocery store and bring awareness to supermarket dietitians, innovative retailers and programs , and better for you brands. I believe what you put in your grocery cart impacts your health. I hope you will push your cart alongside mine down the aisle of better health.

Pushing the Cart

Betsy Ramirez, M.Ed., R.D., was one of only a handful of registered dietitians at the beginning of the supermarket nutrition program movement. She worked for one of the nation’s largest retailers building and branding a multi tiered marketing campaign, working directly with merchandisers to increase sales and a category by collaborating with produce and natural food manufacturers, such as Horizon Organic, Hain Celestials, Cascadian Farms, and Traditional Medicinals, to name a few. Betsy brought her nutrition knowledge to grocery shoppers as the star of Kroger’s “Eat Healthy, Be Healthy” commercials that ran in 3 major markets. Strong customer loyalty and increased sales resulted from this profitable program, countless supermarket tours, cooking classes, and community events.  Her experience building a successful retail dietitian program from scratch makes Betsy a reliable and trusted resource for grocery retailers, manufacturers, public relations firms, and the media.

Betsy holds an undergraduate degree in Dietetics from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee.  She later went on to obtain her Masters of Education in Exercise Science from Auburn University Montgomery in Montgomery, Alabama. She  is an active member of the American Dietetic Association, Food and Culinary Professionals / Supermarket RD Dietetic Practice Group, and the Virginia Dietetic Association.

Currently residing in the Washington, D.C, area, Betsy is a nutrition and health communications consultant bringing consumers simple solutions from their grocery cart to their plate. She is also a health & nutrition blogger for Northeast Pennsylvania Magazine’s website, NEPAFamily.com. Personally, Betsy is a very busy mom of 2 and devoted wife of a Dietitian/Public Health Officer in the United States Air Force.  She cooks dinner for her family almost every night and loves to cycle with her husband. Born and raised in Tennessee, Betsy still loves Christian and country music, SEC football, cornbread, and made from scratch pie.

4 Comments on “About”

  1. Carolyn
    June 30, 2011 at 5:11 pm #

    Love your blog! So glad that Melissa shared the link on FB! Can’t wait to read about healthy recipes…I was a gestational diabetic when I was pregnant (with both children), so I have to watch what we eat for dinner. Plus, I want my children to learn to make healthy choices. Thank you!

    • Supermarketnutrition411
      June 30, 2011 at 8:06 pm #

      Thanks for your sweet comments, Carolyn! Hope you enjoy it.

  2. December 5, 2011 at 8:42 pm #

    Betsy, if you ever need any information or nutritionals on Dietz & Watson items, let me know. We also post nutritional information and ingredients for EVERY one of our products on our website on each individual product page – one of the ONLY deli companies to do so.

    Steve Riley

    • Supermarketnutrition411
      December 5, 2011 at 8:51 pm #

      Thanks, Steve! Thanks for reaching out. Can’t wait to check out your products. Betsy

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