America's Healthiest Supermarkets

Where to go when you want to shop right

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A while back I posted a column on the ultimate shopping list for us active people, and now Health Magazine’s taken that a step further and asked nutrition experts to rate the best supermarkets in the land. MSN put together the whole story here.

Any surprises? Not really. Whole Foods walked away with top honors. Trader Joe’s made the list. The one thing I was surprised to see was that Safeway was ranked second. The Ph.D. interviewed in the story commended the store for their expanding produce section and growing organic foods selection, while a nutritionist raved about the store’s online Food Flex program that analyzes a shopper’s purchases based on various “metrics” like low-sodium diet, cholesterol, etc.

I was a bit disturbed to see that the store I grew up on, Vons in California, didn’t even make the list.

Here’s the Top 10:

  1. Whole Foods
  2. Safeway
  3. Harris Teeter
  4. Trader Joe’s
  5. Hannaford
  6. Albertsons
  7. Food Lion
  8. Publix Super Markets
  9. Pathmark
  10. SuperTarget

Well, now we know.

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