Posted by Randy Carbone on Mar 13, 2013




The Campbell Soup Company provides us with today’s speaker Anita Shaffer.



Anita has over 25 years as a Registered Dietitian in diverse environments. She is presently a Senior Nutritionist, Global Nutrition with the Fortune 100 soup company. Among her many duties she provides nutrition support to help fully realize the potential value of strategic North American Food service business segments such as kindergarten to twelfth grade schools, healthcare, restaurants and national accounts. 


Prior to Campbell’s Anita spent 14 years with Chartwell’s K-12 Compass group as a Regional Dietician for the Mid Atlantic region and then as Director of Menu Management. Prior to the Chartwell affiliation she was with several local hospitals including Our Lady of Lourdes and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Anita is a registered Dietitian in the highly regarded Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Dietetics from Drexel University


Anita explained that it was National nutrition month and that many chronic illnesses are preventable with diet and exercise and below are some her suggestions.


· Have enough fruits and vegetables to cover half of your plate. Anita's scientific medical advice is that fruits have "fight-o" chemicals.

· We should have 5 servings a day of fruits

· Eat more fruit, vegetables and whole grains

· Keep the proteins small nothing bigger than the size of the palm of your hand

· Low fat dairy is good

· Herbs and spices are your friend in place of salt

· Need a good calorie balance

· Fruit and vegetable juices are good

· Water is also great (so I am going to throw a few more ice cubes in my Jack Daniels!)

· You should do 30 min of activity a day

· Jim Pierce added in that diet soda turns to formaldehyde

· Watch the fats and sugars and if you really want to make yourself feel bad about the junk you eat go to

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