Loyola University Chicago

Jennifer Lucas, RN, MSN, FNP-BC

Instructor, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Before the Store: A Guide to Knowing What is in Your Grocery Cart

Co-authored by Jaclyn Taverna, RN, MSN, FNP-BC.

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform: 2014
(ISBN: 978-1484094204)


Grocery shopping and healthy meal planning can be a daunting task. This grocery guide gives you the tools needed to arm yourself in the grocery store aisles, to ignore the pretty packaging and to help you make the best choices for you and your family. Written by two Nurse Practitioners who have combined their medical experience and nutritional knowledge, this guide shines a bright light on the importance of tracing the journey your food takes before it hits the grocery store shelves. It will help you understand the ingredient list, and most importantly, how to buy directly from a local farmer. This guide vividly paints the expression, "You are what you eat!"