Grocery Shopping 101 with First Lady Michelle Obama

While First Lady Michelle Obama urges Americans to get a move on it, she’s also trying to change the way they approach the supermarket.  She just started a brief online course entitled “Supermarket Shopping 101” that will appear on her website. Originally seen on the website, and written by Lisa Cericola, the “Supermarket Shopping 101: Read This Before You Hit the Grocery Store” list offers all sorts of tips for busy shoppers.

The course includes tips about when the best time to shop is, how you should navigate through the store and more.  She recommends that shoppers stick to the essential areas of the store and stock up on in-season, healthy items rather than heading to the junk food aisles.

As the first article states,

“Steer clear of the cookie, snack and soda aisle until after you’ve collected everything on your list–at that point, your cart should be full, which might make you feel less tempted to buy things you don’t need.”

This posting was part of a series about introducing healthier new habits into the home. Mrs. Obama recounted her own shopping techniques, explaining that, when shopping,

“I would start in the frozen–no, I would go over to the far right aisle in Dominick’s and work my way up. And the last thing I would do was the produce section and get all the vegetables and fruits and all that, and then get right into the line. And I stayed on the outer aisle. And if you stay at the outer aisles … you try to avoid going in and getting the processed, packaged foods.”

Dan Kazan

Dan Kazan has had years of experience writing for some of the largest newspapers and magazines in the USA. He was one of the first pioneers in bringing the news online and has focused most of his recent energies into making Left Justified the high quality online news and opinion site which it is.Dan can be reached at dankazan(at)

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