Community Wellness Education Advices For Healthy Foods
Health food store owners and staff are not obligated to share their valuable information with the public. They spent time and money to gain certain knowledge. However, those who do share their knowledge set themselves and their store apart from the rest; they will most likely be blessed in other ways as well. Here are a few ways that health food stores may help spread the wealth of wellness to the community while increasing their business.
• Set up health navigator programs to gradually get people to adopt healthier lifestyles. These programs will help potential customers to establish a “good health game plan” for themselves.
• Don’t keep dirty little secrets! Make consumers aware of the difference between organic and conventional fruits and vegetables. Educate potential customers about the “dirty dozen” list of fruits and vegetables that absolutely should be purchased organic or not eaten at all. Provide information on the “clean” list of fruits and vegetables that do not have to be purchased organic if one’s budget does not permit.
• Get scientific about wellness. Partner with healthcare practitioners to conduct individual health assessments via blood tests; this service can be offered at the store on certain days as periodically scheduled. Naturopathic doctors are often able to assess vitamin, mineral, enzymatic, and other deficiencies within minutes of viewing the results of these simple blood tests.
• Make healthy living fun and easy with incentive programs for those achieving their good health goals. It’s simply a way that the health food store can encourage people to maintain the results achieved through the support of the health food store’s wellness programs.