Grocery aisleDietitian Chris Wellington will lead a back-to-school supermarket tour on Tuesday, August 26.

Supermarket tour to introduce students to healthy meal planning

Walking through a Canadian grocery store, there are healthy choices in every aisle—if you know how to find them, says Chris Wellington.

A registered dietitian at the Windsor Family Health Team and a sessional instructor in nursing, Wellington works as a nutritionist with Food Services. She will conduct a free tour of the Real Canadian Superstore on Tuesday, August 26. It is aimed at students but everyone is welcome.

“So many students will be living on their own for the first time,” she says. “They often have no idea of how to plan for a week’s meals.”

Wellington will focus on how to read product nutrition labels as well as stocking up on basics to create meals.

“Having staples on hand is like having colours on you palette if you’re an artist,” she says. “You can mix the elements to create what you need.”

Wellington will meet attendees at the front entrance to the store, located at 2430 Dougall Avenue, from about 6:15 to 8 p.m. A free shuttle bus leaves from Alumni Hall at 6 p.m. The tour will be repeated on September 2. For more information, contact Wellington at the Windsor Family Health Team: 519-250-5656, ext. 206.

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