Houma, La. – November 14, 2016 – Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) and Cannata’s grocery stores announced today their partnership to provide nutritious healthy food guidance to shoppers as part of “The Healthy Team.”
“We’re excited to partner with Cannata’s for this community initiative,” remarked Phyllis Peoples, President and CEO of TGMC. “The goal of this partnership is to establish a new approach to health, or A New Way of Health, for our community in which healthy food choices become a habit when grocery shopping. Through healthy eating and proper nutrition, we are working to manage chronic diseases and maintain a healthier community that is more productive and leads to fulfilling, happier lives.”
TGMC’s team of expert dieticians, nurses and healthcare professionals have joined together to form “The Healthy Team,” and with the Cannata’s team will provide everything needed to help shoppers make more informed healthy food decisions to provide and support a healthy lifestyle. Together, this team makes healthy eating and grocery store food selections quick and easy, through the use of the NuVal System and the expert guidance of the TGMC healthcare team.
The NuVal® Nutritional Scoring System was developed as a direct response to America’s troubling health trends: rapidly rising rates of obesity and diabetes in both the adult and child populations. Developed by an independent panel of nutrition and medical experts, the System helps shoppers see – at a glance – the nutritional value of the food they buy which is scored right at the point of purchase on the shelf label. The NuVal System scores food on a scale of 1-100. The higher the NuVal Score, the better the nutrition.
Additionally, the TGMC Healthy Lifestyles team will help support the NuVal System by promoting a seasonal Superfood each month, kicking off November with cranberries. Health benefits and recipes of each Superfood are provided in store, along with promotions that will run periodically including “Shopping with a Dietician”, cooking demonstrations and tutorials on how to read food labels.
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