Heidi Diller, R.D.
Heidi Diller, R.D., serves as the Corporate Dietitian for SUPERVALU and supports all health and nutrition marketing and communications initiatives for the Albertsons, Cub Foods, Jewel Osco and the Shop n Save Banners. A culinary enthusiast with a passion for making healthy eating fun and delicious, Heidi easily turns the science into consumer friendly concepts and store programs. Her mission is to provide customers and associates with inspiring health solutions they can incorporate into their everyday lives.
Diller is a graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, California with a B.S. degree in Dietetics and Food Administration. She completed her internship as Northridge Hospital in Los Angeles. She is a Registered Dietitian and an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), Dietitians in Food and Culinary and Supermarket Dietitian Practice Groups.
Her passion for nutrition, health and wellness combined with nine years of supermarket expertise has made her a sought after speaker, brand ambassador and media spokesperson. Diller has presented lectures locally and nationally including the AND’s Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo as well as at the Food and Marketing Institute (FMI) National Convention. She has also appeared on over 900 media interviews locally and nationally. She enjoys cooking, hiking, photography and writing.
Jennifer Shea Rawn, MS, MPH, RD
Jennifer Shea Rawn MS, MPH, RD is a leading health and nutrition communications expert and Registered Dietitian.
Rawn holds a Bachelor's Degree in psychology from Boston University, a Masters in Nutrition (MS) from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University and a Masters in Public Health (MPH) from Tufts University School of Medicine. Rawn is a Registered Dietitian (RD) and completed her Dietetic Internship through Simmons College. Rawn is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Rhode Island Dietetic Association and the Food and Culinary Dietitians Practice Group. In 2009, Jennifer was awarded the Women of Influence in the Food Industry Award by the Griffin Report of Food Marketing.
Rawn's passion for health and wellness has led her to positions as media expert, health and nutrition expert, public speaker and consultant. Jennifer is currently the Retail East Dietitian for SUPERVALU where she covers the supermarket chains of SHAW'S and STAR MARKET, FARM FRESH, SHOPPERS, ACME Markets, JEWEL-OSCO, HORNBACHER'S and SHOP 'N SAVE.
Rawn is a source for national and local TV, radio, print and social media. Rawn has worked with groups ranging in size from 1-400+ in both community and corporate environments.
Jennifer currently resides in East Greenwich, Rhode Island with her husband, and is a long-time native to New England. In her free moments, she enjoys spending time outside running, hiking, relaxing at the beach, cooking, trying new restaurants, learning about all things food and wine, boutique shopping, practicing yoga, learning to garden, listening to music and traveling. Rawn has completed 9 marathons and countless half marathons around the New England area.
About SUPERVALU INC.
SUPERVALU INC. is one of the largest companies in the U.S. grocery channel with annual sales of approximately $37 billion. SUPERVALU serves customers across the United States through a network of approximately 4,300 stores composed of 1,104 traditional retail stores, including 798 in-store pharmacies; 1,309 hard-discount stores, of which 922 are operated by licensee owners; and 1,900 independent stores serviced primarily by the company’s traditional food distribution business. SUPERVALU has approximately 135,000 employees. For more information about SUPERVALU visit www.supervalu.com.
Kim Kirchherr, MS, RD, LDN, CDE
October brings crisp fall days, changing leaves, and fun fall parties and treats. Change up your menus and Halloween routine to be fun, festive, and feel good about the choices you make, too. Here are some of my favorite fall finds:
Seasonal menu swaps.
Use fruits and vegetables to make meal planning simple. Try apples for a snack on their own or with peanut butter, squash as a side dish or soup, and dried fruit in salads or mixed into whole grain cereal for an easy snack.
Decorate beyond the plate.
Hard shell squash lasts for quite some time – buy extra when it is on sale and display it on the table for a pretty and future edible centerpiece. Pick up a few pumpkins – both to decorate for Halloween but also to use for dishes like risotto, muffins, and soup. Roast the seeds for a great tasting snack or to toss into salads in place of croutons.
Serve up sensational snacks at your next party.
Baked apples (wash, core, sprinkle with cinnamon and microwave until soft), trail mix, popcorn sprinkled with savory herbs and spices, hot chocolate or apple cider – these are all great fall flavors that are better for you, taste good, and don’t take a lot of kitchen skill to pull off successfully. Serve dishes with fun names, like harvest salads, spooky side dishes (try scary carrots, witch finger whole grain breadsticks, etc – get creative! Make a vegetable monster party game – cut up a variety of fruits and vegetables and give each child a plate with the challenge to build a monster. Take pictures and post the album to your facebook or pinterest page before kids eat their treats – and remember the light ranch for dipping! If time allows, roast some veggies ahead like broccoli, cauliflower and pepper strips – this makes their flavor more appealing to kids – and adds a fun dimension to their monster building.
Treats for your tricksters.
When it comes to trick or treating, traditional favorites can fit in – fun size candy bars fit easily into a balanced meal plan as a small treat – and use them as a great teaching tool to talk about portion control. Just be sure to limit how many everyone in the house eats per day to keep it all in perspective. Want some ideas for sensible and still fun treats? Here are some of my personal favorites (be sure to help small kids with age appropriate selections) :