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Dietitian will help apple committee push health benefits

The Michigan apple industry has secured the services of a registered dietitian to help spread the word about the health benefits of Michigan apples, said Diane Smith, executive director of the Lansing-based Michigan Apple Committee.

Shari Steinbach, with whom the Michigan Apple Committee has worked in the past, has retired from her position at Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Meijer Inc.

She now is president of Shari Steinbach & Associates LLC.

“We worked out a partnership where she is going to be our official dietitian for the industry,” Smith said.

Steinbach will develop content for the Michigan apples website, including health tips and meal plans. In addition, she will create retailer resources and serve as a media spokeswoman on topics related to health and nutrition, Smith said.

The committee currently is working with Steinbach on a resource kit that will give supermarket dietitians “very detailed information and things they can use when promoting apples within their retailers,” Smith said.