ONE is an online resource for supermarket dietitians and other healthcare professionals, providing easy access to comprehensive, relevant information. So, whether you’re looking for the latest health study, inspiration for your blog or store tour, or nutrition information about a food product, ONE supports your work with these free tools:

The goal of ONE is to help supermarket dietitians as they do their jobs – reaching customers and inspiring them to choose healthy foods. Although the main audience is supermarket dietitians, ONE is designed for all dietitians and health professionals, and we invite you to participate.

Register for a free ONE account today. Sign up here.

For more information on being part of ONE, either as a health professional, or as a sponsor, please contact Deborah Plunkett, Program Manager, Oldways Nutrition Exchange.

Why ONE Matters

Consumers spend more than $563 billion a year at America’s 36,149 supermarkets. Although stores have only recently begun hiring in-store dietitians to steer consumers to healthier foods, supermarket RDs have quickly gained enormous influence. While each chain takes advantage of its RDs’ skills differently, a typical day may find them running store tours, planning end-caps, doing cooking demonstrations, visiting a local school or any number of food- and health-related tasks.

Now ONE supports supermarket RDs 24/7 in all these activities, with one-stop shopping for the resources they need. Working together, Oldways can help supermarkets maximize their potential as a powerful force for better food.

What’s in a Typical ONE Toolkit?

One “toolkits” gather together resources RDs can use to attract shoppers to healthier foods. These toolkits are thematic, reflecting current and emerging health issues and trends. We tackle topics such as heart disease, diabetes and weight management; whole and ancient grains, Mediterranean Diet, eating well on a budget; cooking with kids and so much more.

In addition to the thematic toolkits devoped by Oldways, food companies and commodity boards have the opportunity to post a sponsored toolkit (with up to 10 resources) on the ONE portal.

Each toolkit features an extensive range of free downloadable and online elements that individual supermarket RDs can mix and match to meet their widely-varying needs. Just as the shelves in a grocery store have thousands of products in order to appeal to thousands of different consumers, ONE will, over time, offer scores of different resources to appeal to dietitians at chains across the country, with different needs. All toolkits are reviewed by an Oldways dietitian before we post them.

A typical kit might include any or all of the following:
    Template newsletter articles
    Graphics, banners and blurbs for weekly circulars
    Features for the store website
    Newspaper articles, easily customized for local press
    Recipes with shopping lists (buy these items in order to cook this dish!)
    Store display ideas
    Shelf talker examples
    Intercom sound bites
    Tweets
    Ideas for blogs and Facebook
    Coupon offers
    Factsheets, tips and useful nutrition information
    PPT slides for public presentations
    And more.

What’s the impact of a ONE download?

A single ONE download can reach tens of thousands of consumers. A supermarket RD in the mid-Atlantic states, for instance, recently told us that when she downloads a handout, she shares it with her team of more than 80 store RDs, who use them during in-store events, education sessions, store tours, etc. So while our computerized system is logging just one download, that resource is being distributed to scores of RDs at stores in a multi-state area.