Report: Publix pilots paid consultations with a registered dietitian

LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix is piloting a paid consultation with a registered dietitian here, according to a Herald Tribune report published Friday. 

The program will include interactive tours, one-on-one shopping assistance and nutrition counseling, among other features, according to the report. Service fees will range from $15 to $150. 

Leading the program is University of Florida alumnus Jamie Stolarz, a licensed registered dietitian and member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Florida Dietetic Association and Tampa Dietetic Association. 

According to Publix' information page on the program, prior to joining Publix Stolarz was the program coordinator for Vet HEALTH: Healthy Eating and Lifestyle Tips for Heroes, a veteran nutrition program she developed after coordinating the Still Serving: Vet to Vet Meals at Home pilot program for the Department of Veteran Affairs in Gainesville, Fla.