Pick Well

Better-For-You Shopping Guide

Food City wants to support your health goals. Our Pick Well program gives you easy resource to identify healthful choices in our stores and online.

Look for the Pick Well icons on the shelf-tags of foods in store or search for lists of foods that meet these criteria when you shop online at foodcity.com

Find helpful information on the store shelf and online to help you "Pick Well"

Each of these icons highlight a different important health or nutrient claim that meet specific standards as regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), so you can trust that information.

Items in Food City stores that receive the Dietitian’s Pick shelf-tag must meet the Food and Drug Administration’s criteria for a “healthy” food, meaning the nutrients in these foods support health and help to prevent nutrition-related disease.

Dietitian's Pick

Our Dietitian’s Pick icon highlights foods that are higher in essential nutrients but lower in saturated fat, sodium, and added sugar. 

Items in Food City stores that receive the Dietitian’s Pick shelf-tag meet the FDA’s criteria for a “healthy” food, meaning the nutrients in these foods support health and help to prevent nutrition-related disease. Foods that have the Dietitian’s Pick shelf-tag contain less: Sodium,  Total fat, Saturated fat, Cholesterol, Added sugar. Plus, these foods contain more:  Vitamins, Minerals, Nutrients (such as protein and fiber), Whole grains


Food City's Pick Well program helps you easily locate Heart Healthy foods

Heart Healthy

This tag indicates items that are foods low in total and saturated fat and contain limited amounts of cholesterol, sodium, and added sugars. In addition, foods must contain at least 10% DV of at least one of the following nutrients: vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D, calcium, iron, potassium, protein, and/or fiber. Grain-based products must be whole grain.


Numerous studies have implicated excess consumption of added sugar in a host of serious health problems, including obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Food City's Pick Well program helps you quickly identify healthier items in our stores and online.

No Added Sugar

Products with this tag are produced without the use of added sugar. Products must contain no added sugar and also be low in calories or declare that it is not a low calorie food.


Food City is happy to offer aisles of gluten-free products for all sorts of diets and nutritional needs. Pick Well makes it simple to find gluten-free options store-wide and online.

Gluten Free

These foods are free of gluten. Gluten is a naturally-occurring protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. Gluten free foods must contain less than 20 parts per million of gluten, and manufacturer must state on packaging if the product is gluten free.


Looking for lower carbohydrate options for your health goals? Pick Well helps you identify CarbAware foods online and in your local Food City stores.

CarbAware

CarbAware products are those products with 0 - 15grams of carbohydrate per serving. These items must also be low in saturated fat to qualify. 


Your body needs a small amount of sodium to work properly, but too much sodium can be bad for your health. Food City's Pick Well program helps you make smarter choices.

Low Sodium

These low sodium foods contain no more than 140 mg sodium per serving according to the product's nutrition facts panel. The item must also contain limited amounts of fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium. 


Diets rich in whole grain foods and other plant foods, and low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may help reduce the risk of heart disease. Find Whole Grain options easily using Pick Well tags at your local Food City grocery store.

Whole Grain

Whole Grain foods must provide at least half a serving of whole grains per serving. The manufacturer must indicate whether the food is 100% whole grain or provides at least 8g of whole grains per serving.


Food City wants to help you “Pick Well” as you shop to support your health!

Look for the Pick Well icons on the shelf-tags of foods in store or search for lists of foods that meet these criteria when you shop online at foodcity.com. Shopping for your health just got easier! “Pick Well” today to get one step closer to achieving your health goals tomorrow.