Kara Ghiringhelli, Department of Public Health
Kara is a Nutrition Education Specialist at DPH.
Nowadays, you can purchase most anything online. Bizarrely enough, you can even purchase weekly groceries without having to step out of the house. For some reason, I find grocery store home delivery for the average person odd; maybe it is because I view making the trip to the grocery store a normal part of my weekly routine. Or maybe it is because I like to see what fruits and vegetables are fresh and available that week. I also like to see what new products are available at the store. I have a hard time believing that all of the foods that are offered in the grocery store are offered online. Something seems missing by not making the trip. Especially if you have kids. There are many teachable moments for kids at the grocery store. If you have a child who is picky, a trip to the grocery store can make all the difference in getting your child to try something new. In fact, those who do their grocery shopping online week after week are more likely to choose foods that they are familiar with and less likely to try new foods.
This isn’t to say that grocery store home delivery doesn’t have its place. It is very important and can be vital for those who have a hard time leaving the home, such as the elderly or disabled. In fact, this was the population that this service was originally geared towards. But over the past few years, online shopping has become increasingly popular for the average family. Many families are opting to pay the delivery service charges for the convenience of not having to leave the home to shop for groceries.
What are your feelings about grocery store home delivery for the average family? If you have received grocery store home delivery in the past, what are the pros and what are the cons you have found to receiving this service? We’d love to hear from you.
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