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To help you sort through the vast and wonderful world of natural foods, we’re pleased to offer the services of our very own staff nutritionist, Judy Mayer!

Judy Mayer is a nutritionist registered in the state of Wisconsin. Her nutritional philosophy centers on the pleasures and tastes of healthy eating, and the belief that simple dietary changes offer dramatic differences. She is also a member of the Academy of Nutrition  and Dietetics, the Wisconsin Dietetic Association, and offers one-on-one nutritional counseling. Owners of Outpost Natural Foods Co-op can consult with Judy for no charge. Non-owner fee is $25 per hour.

Judy's areas of expertise include —

  • food allergies
  • organic and natural foods
  • weight control
  • diabetes
  • heart health
  • cancer
  • disease prevention
  • osteoporosis
  • specialty diets (vegetarian, vegan, celiac)

 

Just look at what folks have said about Judy! ...

"The day following your training, we began to incorporate your suggestions for healthy (food) choices into our shopping list."

"Thank you…thank you so much for giving me information that has literally changed my life!"

 

 

Healthy Start Tours

Judy shares her healthy tips and answers your dietary questions. These tours combine a half-hour store tour with a half-hour cooking and sampling time. You'll take home recipes to get you started on a path to healthy cooking. Kids are welcome and these tours are FREE! Call your favorite Outpost store location and ask about the next Healthy Start Tour, or check our calendar of workshops here.

 

Judy's Picks

"There are great resources available through the Internet that can help you navigate the world of food. Here are a few I think you will find useful. Also, be sure to visit our Savvy Shopper page for more useful information on being an informed consumer."

                                          - Judy Mayer, DTR

 

About ChooseMyPlate.gov

Forget climbing pyramids and sit down at the table. The Center for Nutrition Policy, (a branch of the USDA) has developed a new set of dietary guidelines, ChooseMyPlate.gov, contained within an easy to use program that educates people on eating healthfully, making wise dietary choices and understanding the importance of portion size. This new program is much more accessible in understanding one's own role in managing nutrition. 
 
"I think this new program is very good at explaining the benefits of eating a more balanced diet. It offers ideas of how to balance calories, increase consumption of fruits and vegetables and to reduce sodium."
 
 

Be Food Smart

We always say if you can't pronounce it, you probably shouldn't be eating it. Our current food system is under siege from an onslaught of chemicals, pesticides, colorings and other additives. Be Food Smart is a searchable database on those not-so-natural components found in the foods on the typical American grocery list. 

 

"I love this! It's a great web-based resource for looking up the additives that are present in food. A must for everyone, and especially parents who are expecting or have small children."  

                                   

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