The Live Well Team is employed full-time by County Market/Niemann Foods, Inc. This is our full disclosure in regards to our position.
Melanie Kluzek is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Licensed in the State of Illinois and has a Master’s degree in Nutrition & Dietetics. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest association for nutrition professionals and adheres to their Code of Ethics.
Hope Danielson has a Bachelor’s degree in Community Health with an emphasis in Nutrition and also adheres to nutrition professionals Code of Ethics.
We (Melanie and Hope) do NOT receive or accept any money from food vendors, brands, or brokers to promote their products.
We do occasionally receive product samples, coupons, and recipes to review or hand out to consumers at health fairs or community events as part of our position. The product samples, coupons and recipes we receive do NOT in any way influence our decision whether or not to promote a particular product or brand.
Any reviews or mentions of products in the Live Well Blog, Twitter, or Facebook accounts associated with the Live Well County Market/Niemann Foods Health & Wellness Team are based on our personal taste preferences, professional judgement, and assessment of nutritional breakdown and content.
As part of our position, we are permitted to attend conferences and trips that are often sponsored by brands, commodities, and practice groups that benefit our retail and health and wellness knowledge, which enables us to better inform our consumers.
Our goal as the Live Well Team for County Market/Niemann Foods is to promote and encourage healthier lifestyles using the latest research and science-based information to educate our consumers and the community.