Skip to comments.Michelle Obama Presents Course: 'Supermarket Shopping 101'
Posted on 09/01/2012 10:33:37 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
As part of her anti-obesity Let's Move campaign, First Lady Michelle Obama is now presenting a brief online course: Supermarket Shopping 101.
The course, which now appears on the letsmove.gov website, provides novice shoppers with tips such as steer clear of the cookie, snack and soda aisle.
Supermarket Shopping 101: Read This Before You Hit the Grocery Store, written by Lisa Cericola, was first published among the materials the first lady presented online last week when she was a "guest editor" at iVillage.com. Now, it has been republished on the Lets Move blog.
As CNSNews.com previously reported, iVillage.com, which featured Mrs. Obama as a guest editor, also features graphic sex tips, including from prostitutes.
A self-described cheat sheet for grocery shopping, "Supermarket Shopping 101" includes tips on when is the best time to shop and how to navigate a grocery store.
Youve got your list, youve got your cart--lets get shopping! the article says. Focus on the perimeter of the store first--thats typically where youll find the produce, meat and dairy sections, which stock fresh, whole foods that should comprise the bulk of your shopping list.
Supermarket Shopping 101 instructs shoppers to leave the junk food for last, in order to train yourself to eat healthy.
Steer clear of the cookie, snack and soda aisle until after youve collected everything on your list--at that point, your cart should be full, which might make you feel less tempted to buy things you dont need, the article says.
By always heading to the essential areas of the store first, youll train yourself to form a shopping pattern thats healthier and, in time, will get you in and out of the store faster.
The tips emphasize the importance of making a list: To avoid walking in circles around the supermarket, divide your ingredient list into categories such as Produce, Dairy & Eggs, Meat, Canned Goods, Dry Goods and Frozen Foods.
That way, you know where to go and what you need. (And hopefully steer clear of impulse buys!), the article adds.
Wednesday is the preferred shopping day, according to Lets Move, which adds, Whenever you decide to shop, just dont do it on an empty stomach--hunger pangs will tempt you to stray from your shopping list.
Like Santa Claus, you should always check your grocery list twice, the guide continues. Before you grab your keys and head to the store, do a quick check of your pantry, refrigerator and freezer to make sure you dont already have any of the items on your list. Not only will you avoid coming home with an extra carton of eggs, you might also notice that youre nearly out of an everyday staple like orange juice or butter.
Under guidance on making healthy choices, the article offers healthy snack options, such as: plain popcorn, frozen edamame, nuts, dried fruit, low-fat yogurt, hummus and raw veggies or salsa and baked tortilla chips.
The posting appeared among a series of articles on introducing healthy new habits for everyone in the household that Mrs. Obama featured at iVillage.com during her time as guest editor there. On the site, the first lady also shared her personal stories of grocery shopping.
Of course, I was the primary shopper before coming to the White House, she said. I had a more flexible work schedule, so sometimes I would go to our Dominick's which was not right in our neighborhood, but it was nearby.
I am an absolute list person, she said. And I actually enjoy the efficiency of the list because it also keeps me from buying stuff that we didnt need. I had my path through the grocery store and I would make my list based on the path that I took.
Mrs. Obama continued: I would start in the frozen--no, I would go over to the far right aisle in Dominick's and work my way up. And the last thing I would do was the produce section and get all the vegetables and fruits and all that, and then get right into the line. And I stayed on the outer aisle.
And if you stay at the outer aisles ... you try to avoid going in and getting the processed, packaged foods, she said.
Why are you trying bankrupt the businesses that make delicious things? Huh witch? What's your problem? Who made you everyone's momma? How many jobs would be lost if Coca-Cola closed every factory? Would you care? Is the Wookie language hard to learn? Can you teach it to me?
“Let’s Move,” sounds appropriate for the Obamas come November.
Should be: “Supermarket Shopping with Food Stamps 101”. A basic course designed to get more bang from the people’s bucks”.
Orange juice is full of added sugar, butter has fat.
I didn't know these were every day staples. Not in my house, maybe semi annually. I got a kick out of her mentioning Tortilla chips, a processed food item. Why not just eat fresh corn?
I'm so glad moochelle is here to teach me how to shop. Till now, I didn't know I had to have a shopping list, I buy stuff on sale. I always shop the frozen food section last, now I'll have to change my ways and hit that section first.
Bubble@ss MooseChelle is really the darling of the MSM.
I wonder if she’ll be a guest host for Blowprah starting Jan 2013 when she’s out of the FLOTUS “job”.
Just shows you have little the WH thinks of the American women...stupid, ignorant and needing to be lead around...to make correct choices...
This is why we have a Federal government we send 25% of our wealth to.
Might suggest the class Butt Reduction 101 for her?
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