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Start The New Year Right… with A Focus on Nutrition!

New Year, new you, right? OK, maybe not, but maybe the start of a new year is the perfect time to start building healthier habits. That’s where Your Commissary can help, as we announce our new Dietitian Approved Thumb, which evolved from our previous Nutrition Guide Program!

We Did The Work for You!

The new program is simpler than ever! Gone are tags with individual nutritional attributes, with or without the thumb. In their place, we now identify and tag optimal, high-performance items as dietitian-approved in their specific food categories.

The Dietitian Approved Thumb is supported and promoted by DoD health and wellness stakeholders and military leaders. They trust it – and you can, too – because it was designed based on science and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Think of it as having your own personal dietitian alongside you while you shop helping you to take the guesswork out of the task.

Dietitian Approved Thumb shelf tag

Build Your Basket with Us!

Nearly 10% of our consumer-packaged products qualify for the Dietitian Approved Thumb. When you consider this on top of the fresh produce and lean animal- and plant-based meats our stores sell, it’s easy to see that Your Commissary is full of nutritious food!

The Dietitian Approved Thumb allows you to build your basket with us by using the tags to quickly identify products that offer high-quality nutrition. The program is designed to help you build a healthy eating pattern by limiting calories from unhealthy fat, added sugars and sodium, while identifying products that are dense in nutrition from lean proteins, healthy fats and whole grains.

“Let this be your guide to building healthier habits by cooking more meals home, making simple substitutions of healthier ingredients in your favorite recipes or even trying out one of the dietitian-approved recipes on our website. Above all, know that Your Commissary can meet your health and wellness needs.”

Deborah Harris, Dietitian, Defense Commissary Agency
MPH, RD, CDE (Masters of Public Health, registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator)

Ready, Set… Start Basket-Building!

Will you be using the new and improved Dietitian Approved Thumb as you shop? Share your thoughts about this program with us in the comments below!

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