Let me personally welcome you to the
newly created myNutritionsite!
My name is Mary Snell and I have recently joined Marsh as the Director of Nutrition and Wellness. My role is to be a resource for our customers and to provide you with accurate information, tips and tools regarding health and wellness. Along with Marsh’s in-store nutrition programs and commitment to quality and freshness, our goal is to make it easier to choose healthy, nutritious foods for you and your families.
I have been a registered dietitian for over twenty five years, providing diet and nutrition education and information to individuals in a variety of settings: hospitals, wellness centers, outpatient clinics and most recently, as an instructor at Ball State University. I have seen firsthand the consequences of poor nutrition and how it affects one’s health. Each year the rates of obesity continue to climb in this country with dramatic increases seen in the rates of diabetes and high blood pressure; two conditions closely associated with obesity.
My interest in nutrition began when I was a teenager, struggling with a weight problem. I read everything I could about nutrition, started exercising and taught myself what I needed to do in order to manage my weight. I knew then that I wanted to help others in similar situations.
One of the things I learned throughout my years as a dietitian, is that people are confused as to what they should or should not be eating. Hardly a day goes by without the news reporting some food that’s been found to be bad for you. My approach to healthy eating has always been about teaching others what they CAN do, and that small steps lead to big change.
In order to help you stay on or get back on the path of healthy eating, the Marsh blog will feature 52 healthy foods you can say “yes!” to. Join me each week as I introduce one healthy food designed to point you in the right direction plus give you ideas for meals and snacks. Beginning in August and every month thereafter, the myNutrition webpage will focus on one healthy practice that has positively been associated with reducing one’s risk for chronic illness. At the end of one year, all those small steps you’ve taken will add up to big changes.
For those of you who have specific nutrition related questions, feel free to contact me at AskMarshDietitian@marsh.net.
I look forward to seeing you and your families in our aisles and am thrilled to be your food and nutrition go-to person.
Mary Snell, MS RD CD
Director of Nutrition and Wellness