Chompian of the Month: Claire Rudden, RDN
In honor of National Nutrition Month, we’re thrilled to highlight Claire Rudden, RDN. Claire has been a Retail Dietitian as part of the Zallie Family Markets family since 2020. Her services are offered as part of the Zallie Community Foundation commitment to health and nutrition insecurity. She specializes in heart health, budget shopping, oncology care, in addition to general healthful nutrition. She brings a food first approach to her clients and focuses on empowering for change. As a Retail Dietitian, she meets with shoppers and helps them find products for various dietary needs, with a strong understanding of ingredients and overall nutrition benefits. She has a very important role in merchandising products as well. Claire has been a supporter of Chomps in her stores for several years and we’re excited to showcase her as our Chompian of the Month.
Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
I am a registered dietitian working with the non-profit Zallie Community Foundation and 11 ShopRite stores owned by Zallie Family Markets. I have always loved food and sharing food with others so becoming a dietitian was a no brainer! In my current role, I am working on sharing healthful nutrition tips and education with our shoppers and community at large while also making better-for-you products more available. Each day is different and keeps me on my toes! Retail is an expanding field for dietitians and I am excited to see what the future brings.
What’s your best tip on how to stay positive?
Positivity is definitely a mindset and something that takes effort to maintain. My personal favorite way to stay positive is to write in a gratitude journal in the morning and evening. This helps me take a good look at all the wonderful things in my life and set realistic goals for the days ahead.
What’s your workout routine?
This has changed so much over the past 3 years! I always tell my clients movement in any way is a great addition to your health and to not force certain workouts. That being said, during the pandemic I was a HIIT at home girl and now I need a more intentional practice, like Pilates, hot yoga, and walking. I still sprinkle in the HIIT workouts because I do enjoy them but that love has definitely changed and that’s okay!
How do you consider yourself a “game changer?”
I consider myself a game changer because I am passionate about sharing evidenced based nutrition tips in a fun, understandable way. Communicating how to live a healthier life is my jam and I am so fortunate I get to do it on a daily basis. Follow along with our newsletter here as we expand our platform and resources and on Instagram here.
What’s the best thing you do for your personal health everyday (mental or physical)?
I eat! It sounds so simple and cliché but I love to eat and I do it everyday with intention. I listen to my body and what meals and snacks will nourish and energize to accomplish all the things I want to do. I see so many people reduce food intake under the guise of health and I am not on board. Food is your friend and needs to be apart of your personal health daily.
What is your favorite Chomps product?
How does Chomps fuel your lifestyle?
Chomps makes it easy to have protein on the go!