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Leveraging Grocery Stores to Deliver Personalized Nutrition: An Interdisciplinary Model of Care in the Community


“We believe Food as Medicine is a dedicated, educated, and personalized approach to eating and enjoying food so we can live healthier lives and prevent illness before it starts,” says Colleen Lindholz. “The Kroger Co. stands out by using a multidisciplinary team approach to better take care of our customers. This training, created by the American Heart Association with support from Kroger Health, prioritizes collaboration between healthcare providers like Physicians, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners, and Dietitians whom all work together to make a difference in the lives of the communities we serve.” 

The COVID-19 pandemic put unprecedented strain on patients’ health and well-being this past year. If you’ve wished there was a way to help a patient experiencing food insecurity, or a patient struggling to manage their health, there are resources available to you.

The American Heart Association, with support from Kroger Health, created a free online continuing education (CE) training to highlight how collaboration with a retail registered dietitian to deliver accessible, personalized nutrition benefits both patients and health care providers, including pharmacists practicing at the top of their license.

This CE is for: 

  • Pharmacists
  • Physicians and physician assistants
  • Registered dietitians
  • Nurses and nurse practitioners
  • Professionals interested in supporting clients in need of nutritional resources, community health care workers, health coaches, public health professionals 

You’ll walk away with: 

  • Awareness of the benefits to implementing a retail interdisciplinary model of care. 
  • Knowledge of how collaboration with registered dietitian can help optimize nutrition interventions. 
  • The ability to identify relevant practitioners, related referral mechanisms and patient populations who would benefit most from a retail interdisciplinary model of care. 

To learn more and access the free CE, follow this link to the American Heart Association and “Launch” the training.

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