ALDI is empowering shoppers to maintain their New Year resolutions with the new ALDI Advisory Council of nationally-renowned registered dietitians. ALDI makes healthy living simple and affordable by offering a variety of high-quality food products, including nearly 70 varieties of fresh produce and a selection of organic produce, as well as fresh meat, dairy and bakery items.

"Shoppers no longer need to pay a premium to buy healthy food options for their families," said Chuck Youngstrom, president of ALDI. "At ALDI, we not only aim to provide our shoppers with high quality, nutritious options, but also the knowledge to help them eat and live healthier on a budget."

The ALDI Advisory Council is comprised of five registered dietitians, equipped with years of experience, to help bring useful and practical information to shoppers:

Mary Donkersloot, RDN : A recognized authority on nutrition and consultant for individuals dealing with weight management issues by helping them with portion control, and guidance on quick and healthy eating at home and on the go.

Tara Gidus, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN : Served as a National Media Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for five years and motivates groups on various topics such as achieving a healthy weight, maximizing energy, enhancing sports performance and creating a positive body image.

Sylvia Klinger, MS, RD, LDN : A leading expert in cross-cultural Hispanic cuisine as it relates to nutrition and health with in-depth culinary and cultural expertise to introduce new strategies for wellness.

Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD : An educator and author of the "Real Mom Nutrition" blog and works to encourage families to be active and eat healthier through whole, fresh foods and home-cooked meals.

Elizabeth Ward , MS, RD : Served as a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics for nearly 10 years, and is a well-known and respected expert in family nutrition.

As ALDI expands the resources available to its shoppers through this council, it also continues to expand its offerings of food options, including organic, specialty and gluten-free products, as well as nearly 70 kinds of fresh produce. The Fit & Active brand features food products made with less fat, less sodium and fewer calories. ALDI also rolled out its SimplyNature line of all-natural and organic products, in addition to organic produce selections, to all US stores earlier this year.