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Title:Supermarket Savvy Tour Training Kit
Pub. date: Updated 2008
Includes: Tour Training Kit either downloadable as an Adobe Acrobat file or in a binder.
Audience: Nutrition Educators, adult
Language: English
Description:Plan a successful supermarket tour with this step-by-step guide that includes sections on Marketing, Financial Planning, Conducting the Tour, Aisle-by-Aisle Teaching Modules, Concluding the Tour, and Evaluating the Tour. The extensive Appendix includes sample letters for supermarkets, physicians, food editors; examples of a brochure, newsletter articles, press releases and forms for gift certificates, responses, and evaluation tools. The Aisle-by-Aisle Teaching Modules cover 8 areas of the supermarket and come with 10 copy ready Tip Sheets.
Developer: Leni Reed, Updated by Linda McDonald
Organization: Supermarket Savvy
Phone: (713) 978-6960
Length: 95 pages
Use Restrictions: May not copy.
Reviewers Comments: Most of the kit information pertains to the actual supermarket tour. Aisle by aisle teaching modules, which include three objectives each, corresponding learning activities, and tip sheets for eight sections of the supermarket, are included in the kit. Sampling products is encouraged, and health benefits of various foods and food groups are listed. Brand name products are mentioned in the kit as suggested examples. Label reading using the Nutrition Facts Panel is explained and promoted. Shopping tips including using coupons, and understanding unit pricing and sell-by dates is contained in the handouts, but not the lecture information. Questions to anticipate from participants (along with the answers) are incorporated in each teaching module.

Attendee and supermarket evaluations are available. The purchaser of the kit is given permission to reproduce these as well as all other handouts provided only for the purpose of conducting a supermarket tour. Reproducing material from the kit for other purposes (such as classroom lessons, health fairs, and in newsletters) is prohibited. Additional information about marketing nutrition in the supermarket beyond the supermarket tour is also provided and can be helpful for educators looking to expand their nutrition education efforts even more.

The cost of conducting a tour may vary in different parts of the country.

Borrow it from the National Agricultural Library (NAL)
SNAP staff/SNAP-Ed providers can borrow materials from NAL through interlibrary loan.
    NAL Call No.: TX356.S78 2008
    Go to Request Library Materials
Contact the Distributor:
    Distributor: Supermarket Savvy
    Contact: Linda McDonald
    Mail: 11102 Lakeside Forest Lane
Houston, TX 77042
    Phone: (800) 654-2889
    Order URL:Web Address
    Cost: 89.00 per downloadable kit or 99.00 for binder
    Avail. in Qty: No

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