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
Holidays and food go hand in hand. Celebrate traditions sensibly with a few simple steps this year – all foods can fit! Here’s some of my favorite ways to make sense of the food fest.
Enjoy traditions. We all have favorite dishes that have been in the family for generations. If it is a dish that is made once a year for a special dinner, it’s ok to enjoy it made as it was handed down through the years. If it’s a dish that is made more often, try changing out a couple ingredients such as lighter versions of milk or cheese, whole wheat flour, or oil instead of butter. See how it turns out – and try it before the actual party meal so you feel confident and not stressed about the outcome with the exchange of ingredients.
Keep health on the menu. With a little label reading and thought to meals surrounding the holiday parties, you can still maintain/achieve health goals and keep weight on track through the bustle of the season. Be sure to alter snacks to maintain balance and use non-party meals wisely. For example, if the party is going to be low on fruits and veggies, enjoy a snack of your favorites. If at home, share a baked acorn squash with someone for a mid-afternoon treat, or if headed to work, pack an apple or pear and some fat free Greek yogurt to dip the fruit in. Veggies are a great crisp snack to enjoy, too. Steam them, make a salad with salsa as a smart and sassy dressing, or roast a variety of them on the weekend and pack them cold to munch on during the day.
Exercise! Moving helps burn extra calories and manage stress. It’s also a great way to enjoy those last crisp days before winter weather moves in. Take a walk before or after the meal, or play catch with the kids in the family. Too cold? Head to the store to walk or do some extra cleaning before the guests arrive. Take a look at what classes are offered, if that is appealing, too! Whatever activity sounds fun and/or fits into the schedule easily – that’s the one to do.
Start new traditions. Enjoy the typical holiday festivities, but look for ways to make new habits part of the celebration moving forward. From walking as a family before dessert to building a snowman on the first snowfall to serving roasted veggies with holiday dips – find fun ways to take care of the family and yourself no matter what time of year!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 50 minutes
Amount: 6 servings
2 ½ pounds sweet potatoes or yams, peeled, sliced ¼-inch thick
¼ cup Raisins
¼ cup chopped pecans
½ cup 100% pure maple syrup
¼ cup Orange Juice
2 tablespoons Butter, melted
½ teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- zest of one orange
Serving Size 1/6 of recipe; Calories 330; Total Fat 7g; Saturated Fat 3g; Cholesterol 10mg; Sodium 100mg; Carbohydrates 65g; Fiber 7g; Protein 5g
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