- Mitzi Dulan, America's Nutrition Expert - https://nutritionexpert.com -

Corporate America Making Food Healthier and More Affordable

Walmart's New "Great For You" Icon [1]

Walmart’s New “Great For You” Icon

I’ve recently been given a very unique opportunity to help millions of Americans eat healthier foods at affordable prices and I’m very excited to share the news with all of you.

Walmart, the nation’s largest grocer, launched a five-year healthy foods initiative in 2011 [2]. Walmart committed to helping American families put healthy, affordable food on the dinner table each night. Their commitment is grounded in the idea that no family should ever have to choose between food that is healthier for them and food they can afford.

The program builds on the success of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign. Mrs. Obama has applauded Walmart’s [3] commitment and recently visited a Walmart in Springfield, Missouri to celebrate the retailer’s progress in making food healthier, more affordable and available to consumers across the country.

During the first two years of Walmart’s commitment, the company has made it easier for customers to create healthier diets which ultimately helps them to live better lives.

Walmart’s healthier foods initiative has five key elements which include:

1. Improving the nutritional quality of Walmart’s Great Value brand and national brands by reducing sodium by 25%, added sugars by 10% and removing all industrially produced trans fats by the end of 2015.


2. Create a front-of-package icon to help consumers easily and quickly identify healthier food options, [4] such as whole grain cereal, whole wheat pasta, leans cuts of meat and low-fat milk.


3. Save customers at least $1 billion a year on healthier food.


4. Increase Americans’ access to fresh, healthier and affordable food by opening between 275 and 300 new stores in urban and rural food desserts by the end of 2016.


5. Help all Americans better understand nutrition and healthier eating options by increasing charitable support for nutrition programs.


Wow! I am super impressed by the progress Walmart has already made within the first two years of their pledge. Since Walmart sells more groceries than any other company in the US, as a nutrition expert, I feel confident this will help Americans eat healthier and positively impact the health of these families.

I am honored and grateful for the opportunity to partner with Walmart by helping customers learn exactly how they can eat delicious and nutritious foods at affordable prices. Walmart has already done a lot of the work, I will get to show you how you can use “Great For You” products by sharing simple recipes that are quick, easy, and affordable. As a working mom of two young daughters, I understand the challenges of feeding a busy family, healthy meals on a budget. I will also be sharing other nutrition information and some of my favorite healthy food finds at Walmart! This will be a lot of fun and since my passion is helping people get healthy and fit, this will allow me to help a lot of Americans!

Follow me on Pinterest [5], Twitter [6] and Facebook [7] to make sure you get the latest recipes and nutrition information! Also, feel free to share with me your favorite healthy food finds at Walmart and be on the lookout for the “Great For You” icon while shopping to make it easier for you to make healthy and affordable choices.

Learn more about Walmart’s healthy food commitments [2].