Healthy Eating Advisors In Marks & Spencer

By Dietitian, Juliette Kellow BSc RD

Gone are the days when going shopping simply meant filling your trolley with groceries before heading to the check out. Marks & Spencer is potentially turning our weekly shop into a learning experience by providing trained healthy eating advisors in its food departments.

With help from the British Nutrition Foundation, the advisors have all received basic training on healthy eating, nutrition and labelling to help them assist customers with enquiries. Whether you have a question about hydrogenated fats, salt or probiotics, the advisors should be able to help.

You’ll also be able to pick up a fact sheet on topics such as the glycaemic index, healthy weight, allergies and intolerances and heart health.

Find the advisors in store this February.

WLR says:

Anything that helps customers choose healthier options and understand food labels more easily has to be a good thing. But it’s worth remembering that the in-store advisors have only received basic nutrition training and aren’t qualified nutritionists or dietitians.

Bear in mind, too, that the service is only designed to help customers with general nutrition enquiries. Don’t expect a detailed one-to-one diet consultation.

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The British Nutrition Foundation is a scientific and educational charity which promotes the wellbeing of society through the impartial interpretation and effective dissemination of evidence-based nutritional knowledge and advice.

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